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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It was 1925 and Sir Malcolm Campbell secured his first world land speed record in his 350hp Sunbeam, hitting a top speed of 150mph.
ROLLS-ROYCE are paying tribute to Sir Malcolm Campbell and his water-speed recordbreaker Bluebird with their latest bespoke collection - the Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed.
ROLLS-ROYCE is paying tribute to Sir Malcolm Campbell and his water speed record breaker Bluebird with its latest bespoke collection.
The Phya-bird Soapbox paid homage to Britain's land speed pioneers, such as English speed icon Sir Malcolm Campbell.
The 50-year-old will make the record attempt on Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire - where his grandfather Sir Malcolm Campbell set several land speed records in the 1920s and 1930s.
The guest of honour was Ross Brawn - team Principal of Brawn GP (now Mercedes GP) - who received the Sir Malcolm Campbell Memorial Trophy in honour of his team's achievement in winning the F1 World Championship with Jenson Button last year.
Last to do so was Britain's Sir Malcolm Campbell when his Rolls-Royce powered Bluebird clocked 276mph in 1935.
The star, who portrayed Nelson Mandela in Long Walk to Freedom, added: "It's an honour to have taken on the challenge, and to successfully follow in the footsteps of the illustrious Sir Malcolm Campbell.
LUTHER star Idris Elba was "elated and honoured" yesterday after beating the "flying mile" land speed record set by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1927.
Named the Bluebird DC50, the electric sports car is being launched by Don Wales, grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell and nephew of Donald Campbell.
His father was Sir Malcolm Campbell, who set numerous land and water speed records during the 1920s and 1930s.
Sightless daredevil Mike Newman had hoped to join the ranks of Sir Malcolm Campbell when he got behind the wheel at Pendine Sands yesterday.