• Short Summary

    Sir Malcolm Campbell introduces us to his team of mechanics after breaking his speed record.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Daytona. 272.108 miles per hour! Sir Malcolm Campbell shatters his own World record in his famous 'Blue Bird'."

    Daytona, Florida, United States of America (USA).

    Speed Ace Sir Malcolm Campbell stands in front of his famous 'Bluebird' car and introduces us to members of his mechanical crew.

    Campbell is lifted into the driver's seat / cockpit of his car.

    - Spacing -

    Various shots of the Bluebird speeding down Daytona beach like 'a four wheeled streak of lightening'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    699.04
    Media URN:
    6019
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:16:00 / 01:04:53:00
    Canister:
    33/17

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "introduces us to members of his mechanical crew" - the men we're introduced to are;

    At 00:13, Steve Macdonald, (AKA Dunlop Mac).

    At 00:30, Harry Leech.

    At 00:42, Leo Villa.

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  2. jamied says

    Malcolm Campbell announces at 00:30 that Harry Leech is a survivor of the R-101 airship disaster of October 1930. What we don't hear is that he was also awarded the Albert Medal for rescuing another man from the burning wreckage.

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