Since the Thrust 2 back in 1984, Britain has held the Land Speed Record, this also includes the greatly immortalized Thrust SSC of 1997 which remains the current world beater. Thus, Britain has held the record for three decades now.
Another Golden Age?
This is a remarkable time where the land speed record is concerned. This is because there are number of competing teams that are each going for land speed glory. This is reminiscent of other golden ages especially in the 1930s and 1960s. Today, there are three continents each having a go at being the fastest.