Campbell's Record - Daytona Beach 1930-1939

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    Daytona Beach, Florida, United States of America.

    Sir Malcolm Campbell climbs into his car. He is given a push start along the beach. Crowds of people are here to watch.

    CU of damage to front tyre on wheel of cars. Campbell stands by looking at the damage. LS Campbell discusses the damage with his colleagues and engineers.

    LS of the beach, people watch from the sand dunes. The camera follows Campbell's car as it streaks along the beach. Shots of another attempt. The car comes back again at high speed.

    N.B. It is unclear which of Campbell's attempts on the World Land Speed record this is in the early 1930s - Presumably the car is Bluebird / Blue Bird.

    It is possible that this material is footage referred to in the story cheating death 35/42. See also UN 55 M.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    57720
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    462.14
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:24:00 / 01:37:25:00
    Canister:
    UN 51 I
    Sort Number:
    UN 0051 I
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  • "N.B. It is unclear which of Campbell's attempts on the World Land Speed record this is in the early 1930s - Presumably the car is Bluebird / Blue Bird" - this is the Campbell-Napier-Railton Bluebird.

    The footage seen here is of Malcolm Campbell's efforts to regain the Land Speed Record on 5 February 1931, (so the clip's current date range can be altered). Presumably we see the record-breaking run itself within this clip.



    jamied 26th Jun 2012
  • Further footage of this event can be seen in clip 514.24.

    jamied 26th Jun 2012

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