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Richard Noble

Project Director

Richard Noble

Current Residence:



6th March 1946

Place of birth:


Marital Status:

Married to Sally with three children, Miranda, Genevieve and Jack


Started with ICI before running my own overland travel business. Worked for GKN Floors Ltd as Overseas Marketing Manager, the GKN Mills Building Services Ltd. Founded Thrust Cars Ltd and took the Thrust2 to a new World Land Speed Record of 633.468mph in 1983.
After Thrust2 I founded ARV Aviation Ltd to market a low-cost, all metal, two seater training and recreational aircraft. Then tried for the Blue Riband trans-Atlantic record with the Atlantic Sprinter powered by a Rolls-Royce RB-211 engine.
Now running the ThrustSSC project, as well as undertaking public speaking engagements.

How did you get involved in the project?

I founded it!

Responsibilities in the UK:

Bringing in the money and managing the project

Responsibilities in Jordan:

Same as in the UK

Responsibilities in the US:

Same as in the UK

Previous crazy ventures:



Volkswagen Golf TDi

Favourite Music:

Buddy Holly

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