Hey again Vicman,
Well, the short answer is " no"! I've fired off a heap of email requests for help to a heap of companies and universities and even government institutions both of here in out in the States also, but although there has been a couple of suggestions in the main there as been no offers to help.
That said, as you can see from the poster we are still going ahead with the event, but we'll not be able to ratify speeds officially above 300kph due to using a manual timing system only... but we'll keep searching for an automated system for next years event.
I did email a fella from Germany who knew of their system, but he's not responded. The CEO of this countries governing body (BMFA) as also tried getting hold of the contact details of a fella (also in Germany) who has built for himself an auto timing system.. for use in their record attempts, but again no response as yet.
I think, once we have the first event 'under our belts', and we can prove how popular it is and how much of a benefit it would be to this hobby, with any luck more people will step foreword with assistance.. i hope!