Sir Malcolm Campbell

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Campbell, Sir Malcolm,

1885–1949, English automobile and speedboat racer. A racing enthusiast from boyhood, Campbell set many speed records for motorcycles, airplanes, automobiles, and motorboats and in 1931 was knighted for his accomplishments. Driving his famed automobile Bluebird at Bonneville Flats, Utah, in 1935, Sir Malcolm was the first to reach the 300 mi (483 km) per hr mark. He then turned to speedboat racing and in 1939 set a new record of 141 mi per hr. Donald CampbellCampbell, Donald Malcolm,
1921–67, British automobile and boat racer. The son of Sir Malcolm Campbell, from whom he inherited his passion for assaulting speed records and his mechanical inclinations, he helped to design a hull that would not disintegrate at speeds over 200
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Pictured above is Donald Campbell and (below) his widow Tonia who wants the boat to stay in Coniston.
Today's winner is from Donald Campbell, of Cumbernauld, Lanarks.
The world water speed record holder Ken Warby was on Tyneside yesterday to see the Bluebird boat in which his hero Donald Campbell died.
The speedboat Bluebird finally emerged from the deep yesterday, 34 years after it sank, killing world record-breaker Donald Campbell.
Wrecked remains of the boat in which water-speed record-breaker Donald Campbell died nearly 40 years ago could soon be restored.
This was the decade of the flappers and the Jazz Age and the year when Donald Campbell set a landspeed record in Bluebird and boy wonder Yehudi Menuhin thrilled audiences with his violin playing.
SLICK OPERATOR: Keith Barnett (front) with the boss, MD Mike Brown, and workmates and (right) Donald Campbell in the record-breaking Bluebird, in which Mr Barnett had some engineering input.
1967: Donald Campbell was killed attempting to break the world water speed record in the Lake District: Born in Horley,Surrey, Donald Campbell trained as an an engineer and sought to emulate the record breaking achievements of his father Sir Malcolm Campbell.
ALL DAY: 40th anniversary of the crash on Coniston Water, which killed Donald Campbell as he attempted to break the world water speed record in his boat Bluebird.
SPEED ace Donald Campbell died accidentally as he attempted to beat his own water speed record in 1967, a coroner ruled yesterday.
1967 Donald Campbell died on Coniston Water trying to beat his own world water speed record.
The daughter of speed hero Donald Campbell is hoping to rebuild his doomed craft and race it on the lake where he was killed.