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Quicksilver WSR

  • Date August 15, 2019
  • Time 7:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.
  • Suitable for Adults

This is a BTM Classic Talk

The Quicksilver World Water Speed Record Challenge is a collaborative venture uniting highly-skilled individuals, firms and other organisations from across the broad span of industry and commerce, drawn together by the man who founded the project, author Nigel Macknight.

The World Water Speed Record has a long and colourful history. Previous holders and challengers have included the Scottish-born, American-domiciled scientist, engineer and inventor Alexander Graham Bell, the fabled British soldier and author 'Lawrence of Arabia', and the legendary English 'speed kings' Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell with their iconic Bluebirds.

Australia has held the World Water Speed Record for 41 years, in spite of competition from America. The record speed is 317.60 mph (511.11 kph). It is 51 years since Britain was the holder, way back in Donald Campbell’s era. The Quicksilver project aims to break Australia’s long stranglehold on the record and return the trophy to our nation, which has made more water-speed history than any other.

Tonight Quicksilver project leader and journalist Nigel MacKnight will talk about progress with the team pursuing the Water Speed record.

Ticket Information

Members £2

Non Members £7

Please reserve your place by email and pay on the night


Email Yvette at talks@brooklandsmembers.co.uk or phone 07880 670359 leaving a message.

Payment on the night.

Getting Here

For evening talks please use the Campbell Gate Entrance off Brooklands Road. The postcode for SatNavs for this entrance is KT13 0QN. This entrance is shared with JTI and signed ‘JTI Members Hill’.

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