• Short Summary

    Sir Malcolm Campbell test drives 'Blue Bird' on Daytona Beach.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Blue Bird's first test - Sir Malcolm Campbell is satisfied with trial run at Daytona".

    Florida, United States of America (USA).

    Sir Malcolm Campbell test drives his car 'Blue Bird' in preparation for his next land speed record attempt.

    Various shots of Sir Malcolm Campbell in 'Blue Bird'. The car is being towed out onto Daytona Beach. A convoy of other cars and men in bicycles follow them. Various shots of mechanics changing tyres and checking oil on 'Blue Bird'.

    Various shots of aeroplane flying low over the beach. Panning shot taken from sand dunes follows 'Blue Bird' whizzing at high speed across sand, over taking the plane flying over head.

    C/U of Campbell speaking from cockpit. He tells the camera his is very satisfied with the first run.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    817.33
    Media URN:
    10827
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:28:00 / 01:39:44:00
    Canister:
    35/18

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