Find out how one NW company plans to break the land-speed record on KBTC’s Northwest Now


In an out-of-the-way shop in Parkland, Wash., a team of about 50 people are working to break one of the most storied records in motor sports – the land-speed record.

The North American Eagle project seeks to bring the record back to the United States by turning an old F-104 fighter jet into a five-wheeled car. The British have held the record since 1983 with their most recent triumph coming in 1987, when the Thrust SSC car broke the speed of sound to set the current mark of 763 miles per hour.

nwn-north-american-eagleCan the North American Eagle break the record? Can the team make an attempt before the British come back with an even faster rocket-assisted car they’re building right now? Learn more on Friday’s edition of Northwest Now.

The Emmy and Telly Award-winning public affairs series Northwest Now airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC Public Television, a service of Bates Technical College.

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