• Short Summary

    Various shots of the record-breaking speed car Bluebird with 3 earlier record-breaking cars.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Goodwood, Sussex

    LS Pan as the record-breaking speed car "Bluebird", famously driven by Donald Campbell, moves off down the track followed by Land Rover. MS Pan, Bluebird line up with three past record-breaking fast cars, "Golden Arrow", "Sunbeam" and a vintage car. CU "Sunbeam" - car which was first to reach 200 miles per hour. MS Bluebird. MS Golden Arrow. MS Vintage car. CU Crossed Union Jack and Stars and Stripes on bonnet of Bluebird. LS Line of the four cars on track.

    Note: Date on original paperwork reads: 22/07/1960.

    Note: November 2011 - A visitor to the site has written in with some additional information. The "vintage" car is one of the earlier Sunbeam record cars, the 350 driven by both Malcolm Campbell and John Cobb to success. The Golden Arrow was also built by Sunbeam and Thrupp and Maberley the coach builders.

    Amendment February 2012: A visitor to the website has provided some additional information. The red car featured in the clip is another Sunbeam (1000HP nicknamed "Mystery". In this Henry Segrave became the first man to drive a car at over 200mph.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2990.08
    Media URN:
    85670
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1960
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:04:00 / 01:16:26:00
    Canister:
    UN 3526 B

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