Richard Noble and ThrustSSC

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Richard Noble, OBE

Personal details

Richard Noble: Born 6th March 1946

Children: Two daughters and one son

Fianc�e Shirley - truly happy


1959-64 Winchester College
1966 Army Outward Bound School, Towyn
1966-68 ICI Paints Division - selling paints and wallpapers
1968-71 ICI Fibres Division - responsible for �20m man-made fibre sales
1971-73 Overland Expeditions - London to Capetown, Capetown to Bombay to London
1973-74 Management Centre Europe - AMA Management training programmes
1974-80 GKN Group - Selling building technology overseas, including the Far East and Africa
1974-83 Thrust Cars Ltd - Director - Thrust 2 programme
1983-88 ARV Aviation Ltd - Director - ARV Super2 programme
1988-92 Atlantic Sprinter Ltd - Director
1993 Alpine 93 - re-run of 1914 Alpenfahrt race in Austria, Switzerland and Croatia
1993-94 Programme Funding Ltd - television programme funding company
1994-97 SSC Programme Ltd - Director - ThrustSSC programme
1998-2002 Ltd - Director Farnborough F1 project
2002-2005 New projects extensive research programmes.
2005-2006 JCB DieselMax and other start up programmes.
2006-2018 Bloodhound SSC project development


November 2008. Appointed President of The Brooklands Society
January 2009. Appointed a patron of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
BRDC � Honorary Member
RAC Club � Honorary Member
Bonneville 200mph club � life member 400mph chapter
Concorde � 1987 Fastest ever triple consecutive Atlantic crossing: London - New York - London � 10hrs 17 min flying time
Private Pilot- PPL/IMC/Night � 901 hours
RYA Day skipper


1983 Officer of the British Empire (OBE)
1983 RAC Diamond Jubilee Trophy
1983 Guild of Motoring Writers - Driver of the Year
1983 BRDC John Cobb Memorial Trophy
1983 Sir Malcolm Campbell Trophy
1983 BRDC Gold Star
1983 Segrave Trophy
1983 FISA World Land Speed Record Trophy
1985 Hon. Dr of University - University of Central England
1997 FISA World Land Speed Record Trophy (joint)
1997 Segrave Medal
1997 RAC Diamond Jubilee Trophy
1997 Hon. Dr Law - Portsmouth University
1998 Popular Science Awards for Technology
1998 Hon. Dr Technology - Coventry University
2004 Winchester College Ad Portas
2007 RAC Dewar Trophy (JCB Dieselmax Team)
2008 Honorary Fellow of the Association of Aerospace Universities
2009 Hon. Dr of Science - University of Sussex
2009 Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Environment and Technology, University of the West of England
2011 Jim Clark Award - Association of Scottish Motoring Writers
2018 Bradford University Doctor of Engineering

Major Speed Records

25th September 1980 1 Mile Flying - British Land Speed Record 248.87 mph
25th September 1980 1 Kilo Flying - British National 251.190mph
4th October 1983 1 Mile Flying World and US Unlimited record 633.468 mph


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