• Short Summary

    After five years of research and preparation, "Bluebird" - the million pound car, was pushed into a crate at Chiswick, Aug 3, for the voyage to Utah's Salt Flats in the United States.

  • Description

    After five years of research and preparation, "Bluebird" - the million pound car, was pushed into a crate at Chiswick, Aug 3, for the voyage to Utah's Salt Flats in the United States. On hand to make sure the car was well handled was Leo Villa, chief engineer to Donald Campbell who will drive "Bluebird" for the Sept 12-16 attempt on the worlds land speed record.

    Intensive tests and routine checks lie ahead of Donald Campbell and his team once they arrive at Salt Flats. The present record of 394.196 mph, was set by John Cobb in 1947. Cobb was later killed in an attempt to capture the world water speed record, which Campbell now holds.

    If the record attempt is successful, Donald Campbell will have brought off a double for his family. Donald's father, Sir Malcolm Campbell, held the world speed record before the war.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB2CKHXLSS15832JF81VGVT1LN
    Media URN:
    VLVAB2CKHXLSS15832JF81VGVT1LN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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