Bloodhound back on the scent
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