• Short Summary

    Footage of Donald Campbell's attempt at land speed record before crash in Utah.

  • Description

    Campbell Crack-up. Utah in the United States of America.

    L/S of large sign reading, "Bluebird Land Speed Record Attempt". L/S Interior showing Donald Campbell standing in front of Bluebird discussing details with his mechanic and his wife Tonia. C/U Union Jack and US flag on the nose of Bluebird. The machine is pushed of the hangar. L/S of Campbell with the maintenance crew and car. Maintenance crew pushing car out of hanger.

    L/Ss of car on first run timed at about 300 miles an hour. Several shots of the second run. M/S of skid mark on the sands. Pan up to the wreckage of Campbell's car. C/U of the strap which saved Campbell's life. More shots of the wrecked car.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1706.41
    Media URN:
    53054
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1960
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:42:00 / 02:00:34:00
    Canister:
    60/77

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