Sir Malcolm Campbell

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Campbell, Sir Malcolm

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 Campbell was his son.
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We saw Donald Campbell's car and Sir Malcolm Campbell's shop.
Eisenberg and the MADMAX Racing Team not only hopes to smash the record currently held by The Wire star Idris Elba's "flying mile" speed record (180.361mph) set at Pendine in 2015 but also emulate his hero - Sir Malcolm Campbell, who first set the record at Pendine Sands in 1927 (174.8mph) in the iconic Bluebird - a record that stood for nearly 90 years.
The beach was first used for a world land speed record 94 years ago by Sir Malcolm Campbell in his Sunbeam 350HP car Blue Bird.
The Bluebird was used by Sir Malcolm Campbell to break the world water speed record in the 1930s and has been restored to its former glory by Mr Foulkes-Halbard who has spent 22 years on the project | Members of a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit take part in a joint anti-terrorism and riot control drill with a special unit of China's paramilitary police force to prepare for the upcoming 19th Party Congress in Beijing | Supporters of opposition leader, Raila Odinga, one wearing oranges, the symbol of the Democratic Party of Kenya, demonstrate in Nairobi, Kenya, yesterday.
SIR Malcolm Campbell's Bluebird K3 hydroplane has made a dramatic comeback, 80 years after it broke the water speed record.
SIR MALCOLM CAMPBELL broke the world land speed record by reaching 301.293mph in Bluebird, on a milelong course at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.
The closure brought to an end successful sporting partnerships with the city, which saw success in Le Mans, Formula One and even the Land Speed Record battles between the war years when Sir Henry Segrave's Golden Arrow vied with Sir Malcolm Campbell's Bluebird and the American challengers.
Bid id to build new ew gea earbox ox for re rec eco cord rd-d-bre rea eaki king 192 924 24 car AN APPEAL has been launched to fund restoration of an iconic Midlandbuilt car - driven to three world records by Sir Malcolm Campbell.
On 21 July 2015 Pendine Sands in South Wales was once again the running location of Sir Malcolm Campbell's Sunbeam 350hp Bluebird.
JULY 21: It's 90 years since Sir Malcolm Campbell broke the land-speed record on Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire.
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 Waterspeed.