Donald Campbell tries out a new engine on his speedboat Bluebird.
Lake Coniston, Cumbria.
CU. Donald Campbell. GV. The calm waters of Lake Coniston. LV. Donald Campbell's speedboat Bluebird about to be towed out into the centre of Lake for test run - Campbell is trying out a new engine after replacing the damaged one. CU. Donald Campbell in cockpit. SV. Bluebird slowly being towed out to lake. GV. Bluebird in the lake with the engines just starting up. SV. Donald Cambell's wife Tonia watching from bank. LV. Pan as Bluebird makes test run and spray being shot up from the jet exhaust, & GV. Nearer shot showing mass of spray from jet exhaust as the Bluebird makes its way across lake. SV. Donald Cambell's wife Tonia talking to two men. SV. Pan, Bluebird slowing down, & SCU. CU. Bluebird slows down, Campbell in cockpit takes off his helmet and stands up. GV. As Bluebird ends test run and moves slowly up to quayside. The new engine has failed and more work is needed.