• Short Summary

    Sir Malcolm Campbell sets a World Land Speed Record in Bluebird.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "America. 253.96 Miles Per Hour! Sir Malcolm Campbell - in his reconditioned 'Bluebird', beats his own record by 8 mph."

    United States of America. (Probably Daytona Beach, Florida)

    CU of Sir Malcolm Campbell sitting in the cockpit of 'Blue Bird'.

    Aerial views of the car speeding down the beach on a run to break the World's Land Speed Record.

    A different car is seen speeding down the beach, followed by several passes by 'Bluebird".

    Aerial views of the crowd gathered around the car on the beach.

    Campbell is cheered as he gets out of the car. He stands with a woman (presumably his wife). He gives her a hug and a kiss.

    This record was set on 24th February 1932.

    This material is from 1930s Extras Reel 3 - keep separately from original newsreels.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    709.32
    Media URN:
    6232
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:43:00 / 01:51:53:00
    Canister:
    32/19

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The record-breaking run seen her took place on 24 February 1932.

    "He stands with a woman (presumably his wife)" - yes, that's Dorothy Campbell.

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