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
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.