A new documentary following Sergeant Dean Hart’s New Zealand Land Speed record-breaking run is set to hit Kiwi cinemas next month.
In April last year, Hart’s home-built turbine-propelled drag car beat the ‘flying mile’ record at the RNZAF Base Ohakea that had been held by Owen Evans since 1996.
To achieve the record, Hart had to run in both directions of the one kilometre air strip within one hour to take into account any change in wind direction.
Hart topped out at an incredible 458km/h en route to setting a new record of 363.463km/h.
Hart’s machine revolves around a former American top fuel dragster which produces 3400 pounds of thrust from a turbine engine out of a retired RNZAF BAC Strikemaster.
Trash 2 Dash documents the six-year journey Hart took to build his jet-powered bullet.
The trailer released last week shows how Hart looked to build the car on a tight budget and second-hand parts, using some Kiwi ingenuity along the way.
The film hits cinemas on March 4. The trailer can be viewed below: