• Short Summary

    AFTER MAKING TWO FURTHER SPEED RUNS AT LAKE EYRE IN THE FAR-NORTH OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, ON MAY 14, DONALD CAMPBELL DECIDED TO MAKE HIS ATTEMPT ON THE LAND SPEED RECORD IN ABOUT A FORTNIGHT.

  • Description

    AFTER MAKING TWO FURTHER SPEED RUNS AT LAKE EYRE IN THE FAR-NORTH OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, ON MAY 14, DONALD CAMPBELL DECIDED TO MAKE HIS ATTEMPT ON THE LAND SPEED RECORD IN ABOUT A FORTNIGHT.

    HE HAS REACHED A MAXIMUM SPEED OF JUST UNDER THREE HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR -- THE HIGHEST SPEED SO FAR REACHED BY THE BLUEBIRD.

    CAMPBELL IS NOW USING A NEW TRACK WHICH RUNS AT RIGHT ANGLES TOT HE ORIGINAL STRIP. IT HAS BEEN EXTENDED NORTH AND SOUGH OF THE ORIGINAL STRIP TO A LENGTH OF ABOUT SIXTEEN MILES. IT WAS ONLY SLIGHTLY DAMAGED BY THE TWO RUNS.

    THE THREE HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR BY THE BLUEBIRD WAS THE FASTEST EVER OR AUSTRALIAN SOIL.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA8RGRFXTDIDGWSNBAIW2KZH9
    Media URN:
    VLVAA8RGRFXTDIDGWSNBAIW2KZH9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment