Project Velocity Event

projectvelocitygraphic-250 Project Velocity the Northern Ireland based team of students studying mechanical engineering at Queen’s University Belfast who are aiming to break a 47 year old land speed record are holding a sponsorship event.

The team are aiming for the summer of 2015 to travel to the Bonneville Salt Flats, USA to set a new land speed record in the1000cc

Streamline Class S-F previously set in 1967 by Burt Munro at Bonneville speed week.

The Sponsorship Information Evening is being held to inform prospective sponsors of all aspects of Project Velocity.

The team will be there to answer any questions and if you would like to find out more about the project and meet the team this is an ideal opportunity to do so.

  • Sam Marsden – Project Manager, Aerodynamics and Rider
  • Josh Logan – Engine
  • Ross Blair – Front Suspension
  • Michael Simpson – Chassis
  • Peer Hamilton – Aerodynamics
  • Josh Ferguson – Stabilising Wheels

The event takes place on Wednesday 3rd December 2014 at 7.30pm and will last approximately 1 hour – 1 hour 30 mins at Loughside Farm, Ballycarry, Carrickfergus and in proper fashion tea and buns will be provided on arrival.

If you cannot make the event the team would be happy to meet you at a time that is convenient for you to share more details about Project Velocity.

Project Velocity Update

teamvelocitymunWhat has been going on at Project Velocity since our last report?

Apart from the object to set a world land speed record the projects other objectives are to:

Encourage young people to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) subjects
Encourage people with learning difficulties to pursue their education & go on to further education
Inspire young people to follow their dreams

The built so far has seen the completion of the design of the bike and has used powerful computer simulation programs available to them through Queen’s University Belfast, this gives an ability to verify the vehicle’s capability of breaking this record.

However, the project urgently needs additional financial support to progress from design and simulation to construction.

The team are building the bike themselves but need sponsorship and support in order to do so.

This could be in the form of not only financial assistance but by way of materials including particular specialised parts that they cannot manufacture themselves. They would love to do this with the engineering companies within Northern Ireland.

Support Media Coverage

roadtrippersvelocityCurrently the project has the support of former Northern Ireland motorbike racer, Philip McCallen.

They have secured an undertaking from a high-profile UK television car programme to feature the record breaking attempt and promote it once the bike is built.

The BBC is also currently filming a documentary about Project Velocity that will be shown as two programmes.

To date the project has featured on UTV, The Magazine and BBC Sport as well as a number of Social Media Websites and Motorcycle Magazines including the Belfast Telegraph and a local newspaper in New Zealand.

The team will also have a stand at the Adelaide Motorcycle Festival at the Kings Hall in February 2015.


If you think this is an opportunity to be part of the project and make this all happen then in return you will be part of the best of Northern Ireland’s engineering talent and skills on a global scale;

  • supporting education in Northern Ireland through university students who will be the engineers of tomorrow
  • inspiring young people including those with learning difficulties to pursue further education and ultimately inspire them to follow their dreams.

Contact Project Velocity (details below) for the event or for further details, in the meanwhile we are waiting for the Project Velocity Custom Apparel T-shirts and look forward to the show at the Kings Hall to view the project and see those who have stepped forward to sponsor the team.

Contact Information

Download full event details and sponsorship package – pdf – 337kb – Click Here
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Mobile (Project Manager): 07715627041
Mobile (PA): 07803840849

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  1. Project Velocity where flat out getting the place ready for their Information Night for prospective sponsors.
    New prototype being built just to display size and shape of the bike.
    Phillip McCallen will be there as well! It’s all looking good!
    Full house the Information Event!
    Project Velocity say, “Thank you to all the people that helped make it happen and came to see us. It was a great success. If you are interested in sponsoring us please get in touch:
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