The name of the car is Blue Flame which achieved the world land speed record(622.407 miles per hour (1,001.667 km/h)) on Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on October 23, 1970. Although the land speed record set by Blue Flame was broken on 4 October, 1983 by Richard Noble driving his turbojet-powered Thrust2 but still it hold the world record for fastest rocket car.
       
This rocket-powered vehicle was driven by Gary Gabelich(August 29, 1940 – January 26, 1984who was a Croatian-American race car driver. He died in January 1984 in a motorcycle crash.

Fastest Rocket Car

Blue Flame is 37 feet 4.6 inches long, 7 feet 8 inches wide and an empty weight of 4,000 pounds. It has a 306½ inch wheelbase. The Blue Flame car was constructed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Reaction Dynamics and the engine was designed by Reaction Dynamics, Inc.  "The Blue Flame was really ‘green’ as it was fueled by clean-burning natural gas and hydrogen peroxide. The motor could produce 22,500 pounds of thrust – roughly 58,000 horsepower.  In operation, the engine permits natural gas use as a liquid or gas or both with a two-stage combustion start. Although natural gas had long been considered an alternative fuel for the transportation sector, much of the public was unaware of this cleaner burning power source. 

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