1 jan. 2012

BlueBird 1935

Sir Malcolm Campbell (11 March 1885 – 31 December 1948) was an English racing motorist and motoring journalist. He gained the world speed record on land and on water at various times during the 1920s and 1930s using vehicles called Blue Bird.

He set his final land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on 3 September 1935, and was the first person to drive an automobile over 300mph, averaging (301.337 mph (484.955 km/h)) in two passes.
Just remember, this is in 1935!!

He died after a series of strokes in 1948 in Reigate, Surrey, aged 63 years.
He was one of the few land speed record holders of his era to die of natural causes, as so many had died in crashes.

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