World’s fastest car returns to Magna

7 June 2016

Bloodhound SSC returns to Magna in time for Father's Day weekendFamilies will get another chance to experience the world’s fastest car when the Bloodhound returns to Magna the day before Father’s Day.

The supersonic car, which is faster than a speeding bullet, appeared at the Rotherham visitor attraction in April, and will make a comeback for Magna’s Family Day on Saturday 18th June.

The vehicle, which can cover a mile in just 3.6 seconds, has been built in an attempt to set a new 1,000mph land speed record in South Africa later this year. Its construction is being followed by school children across the globe in a project to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

Stuart Ballard, education manager at Magna, said: "Two thousand people came to see the Bloodhound when it was here in April so we’re delighted to welcome it back.

“It’s great that it’s visit ties in with Father’s Day weekend, as we’re sure that most Dad’s will love to see such an impressive car first-hand.

“Here at Magna we love to put on and get behind events that aim to inspire scientists and engineers for the future; and the Bloodhound is a fantastic way of helping to do that.”

Visitors will have the chance to experience a 1,000mph-driving simulator, along with exploring key components including a model of the hybrid rocket, wheel, steering wheel and 3D printed display.

They will also be guided around the full size Bloodhound model and understand the design challenges and science that goes into building the world’s fastest car. The team of engineers who built the car will be on hand to answer any questions.  

The car will be on show at Magna between 10am and 3.00pm on Saturday 18th June.

Tickets are priced at £12, with under 16s allowed free entry. Tickets, which include access to Magna’s four indoor pavilions, can be purchased via the Rotherham Borough Council website, or on the day at Magna.

In addition to the Family Day, the Bloodhound will be on display from Monday 13th to Friday 17th June for schoolchildren to visit, as part of the Rotherham Children’s Festival.

Magna is housed in the former Templeborough steelworks near junction 34 of the M1. It is an award-winning visitor attraction, with more than 100 hands on exhibits designed to explore the four elements of air, water, earth and fire. It also hosts regular school trips and offers corporate venue space for events.  

Notes to editor:

Attached photographs show Stuart Ballard, education manager at Magna, and the Bloodhound SSC. 

For more information about Magna go to www.visitmagna.co.uk

Media contact at Magna: Fay Williams on 01709 723 139 or at fwilliams@magnatrust.co.uk

Additional media contact: Mary Ferguson at mary@capitalbmedia.co.uk or on 01226 766900

This press release was prepared by Capital B Media, a public relations and media training agency based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. For more information, please visit www.capitalbmedia.co.uk

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