Engineering brought to life at Scarborough’s Spa

Today sees the start of Scarborough’s third engineering week with hundreds of youngsters set to head to the Spa for an insight into the industry.

Yesterday the star attraction of the event - the Bloodhound supercar - was winched into the Spa Suncourt infront of a crowd of onlookers.

An exact replica of the Bloodhound SSC land speed record jet car appears to fly over Scarborough as it is craned into the Spa Suncourt, as the 'VIP guest' for Scarborough Engineering Week. Picture by Andrew Higgins 124164a 14/10/12

An exact replica of the Bloodhound SSC land speed record jet car appears to fly over Scarborough as it is craned into the Spa Suncourt, as the 'VIP guest' for Scarborough Engineering Week. Picture by Andrew Higgins 124164a 14/10/12

The 40ft long jet-powered vehicle has been specially engineered with the goal of breaking the World Land Speed Record by travelling at speeds of 1,000 miles per hour.

The week long event will also feature exhibitions from more than 20 local and national engineering firms, all showcasing what they do with exhibits ranging from a 20m Formula One track to 3D dentistry models and robots.

More than 1,400 youngsters have been booked into the event, which has been organised to inspire the next generation of engineers.

Engineering Week runs until Friday at the Spa, and is open to members of the public between 4pm and 7pm today.

Crowds gather to watch an exact replica of the Bloodhound SSC land speed record jet car get craned into the Spa Suncourt, as the 'VIP guest' for Scarborough Engineering Week. Picture by Andrew Higgins 124164b 14/10/12

Crowds gather to watch an exact replica of the Bloodhound SSC land speed record jet car get craned into the Spa Suncourt, as the 'VIP guest' for Scarborough Engineering Week. Picture by Andrew Higgins 124164b 14/10/12