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Reach For The Wheel

by | 13th, November 2006

“I’M BACK!” says the Mirror’s front page. “The Hamster drives again.”

Britain’s latest loveable loser is back behind the wheel of his car. The Mirror says “The Hamster chose his classic Morgan sports car over his Porsche and Mustang for his first drive since the 288mph crash”.

The good news is that Hammond failed to break the British land speed record. The record rests with Engineer Colin Farrows, who earlier in the year drove his jet-propelled car at just over 300mph.

And it is good news for Hammond because given the choice between championing the lovable loser or the winner, the British peoples choose the failure every time.

So while Farrows and Andy Green, the RAF pilot Andy Green who broke the sound barrier in Thrust SSC, achieving a speed of 763mph in

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