Speed Scotland

In August this year, at Bonneville Speed Week, we will reach 315mph.

The Flower of Scotland

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Built for Bonneville

The Flower of Scotland is a 22ft Streamliner, built specifically for the Bonneville Salt Flats. The car is fitted with aluminium wheels and a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine, which produces around 700bhp.

The tight cockpit includes two parachute levers, three fire extinguisher levers, a steering wheel, one-way shift button, and an infrared TV screen.

Speed Week 2013

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We will eclipse 315mph

The World Land Speed Record for the 1.0-litre class is currently 313mph, and has been unchallenged since 2003. Speed Scotland is ready to make history by eclipsing 315mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in August 2013.

The photographs above are by Tim Scott. See more on his website.

If you would like to see more information and photos about Bonneville Speed Week, please take a look at Bonneville Racing and Southern California Timing Association

FIA Speed Trials

World record holders

The official land speed record sanctioned by the FIA — Federation Internationale de L’Automobile — is currently 241mph, a speed that Speed Scotland exceeded on a number of occasions. Based on our previous runs, we expect to exceed that speed and claim the record for the team, Scotland and the UK.

Importantly, from a sponsor's perspective, this will go in to the Guinness Book of Records and be a permanent record of our achievements.

The Team

Derek Palmer

Derek Palmer

Crew chief/team engineer and the driving force behind The Flower of Scotland. Palmer led the ProMotorsports team in their winning season in the 2001 European Touring Car Championship.

Rick Pearson

Rick Pearson

Driver and experienced veteran of Le Mans racing with a history of success across Europe and the UK. Pearson is currently based out of Zurich, and is one of only three drivers in the UK licensed to drive at over 300mph.

Mark Robertson

Mark Robertson

Commercial director and business leader for the World Land Speed Record attempt. An avid motorsports enthusiast, Robertson signed on to manage the team business, including funding acquisition, and to be a part of history.

Join Us

Become part of history

Speed Scotland is seeking sponsor alliances to be a part of this historic event and provide operational funding for the effort.

To discuss becoming involved and to receive a sponsor pack — with details of the expected media exposure the World Land Speed Record attempt is expected to generate — or for more information, please contact Mark Robertson on 07767 328319 or email markwilsonrobertson@hotmail.com

Some of our sponsors include...

  • Equator Logo
  • EFG Bank
  • Maurice
  • Methanol
  • Atlantic

The Journey

The Road to Bonneville

You can follow our progress on our Facebook page.

#SpeedScotland

Speed Week 2011

Watch the excellent video documentary of our attempt to break the 300mph barrier at the Bonneville Speed Week 2011.

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