Blood­hound back on the scent

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Af­ter seem­ing to be dead in the wa­ter (or, rather, on land) and in ad­min­is­tra­tion, the fu­ture of Project Blood­hound−the ini­tia­tive to reach 1,000 miles per hour in a land ve­hi­cle−has now been se­cured. York­shire-based en­tre­pre­neur Ian Warhurst has bought the busi­ness and as­sets for an undis­closed sum, which will al­low the project to con­tinue.

A me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer by train­ing and long term Blood­hound en­thu­si­ast, Ian Warhurst said: “I have been over­whelmed by the level of in­ter­est and mes­sages of good­will fol­low­ing the news that I have bought Blood­hound. It’s clear how much this unique Bri­tish project means to peo­ple, all around the world. I am de­lighted to have been able to safe­guard the busi­ness and as­sets.

“Hav­ing built a suc­cess­ful en­gi­neer­ing busi­ness I also know how hard it can be re­cruit­ing peo­ple with the right skills, and how im­por­tant it is to in­spire young peo­ple about sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and maths. Blood­hound brings these sub­jects to life in the most ex­cit­ing way pos­si­ble and I want to en­sure it can con­tinue do­ing that into the fu­ture.”

Blood­hound still has a chance of reach­ing 1,000mph un­der new own­er­ship

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