March 15, 2013
JOHANNESBURG — Toiling with shovels, wheelbarrows and bare hands, about 300 workers removed 6,000 tons of stones and other debris from a vast stretch of desert in a desolate corner of South Africa over the past two years. If all goes well, it will become the place where a British-led team tries to breaks the world land-speed record.
“It will be a brisk ride,” said Andy Green, the man who plans to break his own record in 2015, using a vehicle powered by rocket and warplane technology. His goal? Reaching 1,000 miles an hour.
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