|Posted by Amanda Whitaker on February 21, 2010 at 4:07 PM|
Amanda took a large collection of silverware home from the annual British Women Racing Drivers Club awards this weekend.
Amanda was once again the most prolific winner of the evening, being awarded four trophies:
The Hillwood Jewellers Coupe des Dames Trophy for the member with the most wins and lap records
The Goodwin Trophy for 1st place in the overall BWRDC Championship
The Monoposto Trophy for the highest placed BWRDC single seater competitor
The Embassy Trophy for the overall BWRDC Champion of the year (for a record 5th time)
She was presented the trophies by Wing Commander Andy Green OBE, holder of the World Land Speed Record and therefore 'The Fastest Man on Earth'. Driving Richard Noble's Thrust SSC (SuperSonic Car) in 1997, Andy set the world's first and only supersonic land speed record at an astonishing 763 mph, driving literally 'faster than a speeding bullet'. Andy is now the chosen driver for the new BLOODHOUND SuperSonic Car, which aims to exceed the incredible target of 1000 mph! This project, linked through a major education programme into schools across the country, aims to inspire the next generation of young engineers and scientists, while setting the most remarkable Land Speed Record of all time.