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Bloodhound SuperSonic Car Educational Showcase comes to Canada

The public is invited to experience this unique educational showcase during stops in Montreal and Toronto.



The BLOODHOUND SSC Project is a global engineering adventure, using a 1,000 mph (1,600 km/h) world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It is a unique, high-technology project, focusing on the record attempt taking place this summer in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.

A full scale showcase of the BLOODHOUND SSC car equipped with a fully interactive display and BLOODHOUND SSC educators will be coming to Toronto and Montreal as part of a special, one of a kind, Canadian visit.

The showcase, measuring over 13 metres long, is being brought to Canada by the UK government to highlight innovation and collaboration in automotive, aerospace and technology. It will be open free of charge to school groups, university and college students as well as the general public while in Canada.

The BLOODHOUND SSC Car Showcase will be housed at the MaRS Centre’s main atrium in Toronto from 28 to 30 May before moving to Montreal to be featured at John Molson School of Business on 3 June and Montreal City Hall during the Canadian Grand Prix week on 6 and 7 June.

Accompanying the showcase will be Bloodhound Educators Joanna Noble Finch and Jaswant Thandi. They will be providing tours of the showcase and answering questions on the design, technology, engineering and science behind the car.

“We are very pleased to be able to bring the BLOODHOUND SSC Showcase to Toronto and Montreal and provide an unique opportunity for schools, universities and engineers alike to interact with this special land speed record attempt”, said Kevin McGurgan, British Consul General in Toronto.

“BLOODHOUND SSC embodies the collaboration and convergence of technology, innovation and inspiration that can come together around the world to further human endeavour, and brings to life science, engineering and mathematics,” remarked Nick Baker, British Consul General in Montreal. “We look forward to featuring the car as part of the Canadian Grand Prix activities, where thousands of fans of racing will have an opportunity to learn about this record attempt.”

Wakefield Canada, who represent Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricant brands in Canada, will be co-presenting the showcase in Canada. Castrol, which will be providing high performance lubricants, brake and hydraulic fluids for use on the car is a worldwide sponsor of BLOODHOUND SSC and has been involved in every land speed record attempt since 1924.

Other kind supporters who have made this visit possible include Bombardier, Lloyds, MaRS Discovery District, Aéroport de Montréal, Aéro Montréal: Aéro Portail, Canada IELTS, Swansea University, and the Welsh Government.

Further information

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Published 14 May 2015