• Short Summary

    Great material of one of Malcolm Campbell's record breaking runs in Bluebird.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.

    Daytona Beach, Florida, United States of America. American voiceover.

    Sir Malcolm Campbell drives away in his car Bluebird. The car speeds along the beach several times. Crowds of people are watching the attempts on the Worlds Landspeed Record. Campbell makes more runs.

    (The following material looks like rushes)

    The car is towed back across the sands. Various shots of the Blue Bird and of Sir Malcolm.
    The track along the beach is cleared for another run. The car speeds along the beach.

    Sound material with interview with Campbell about breaking record. He gives thanks to local officials. Shots of Campbell with wife. She refuses to kiss him on camera. Shots of the mechanics and crew who worked on the car. Campbell gives them a heartfelt thanks. He is lifted onto their shoulders. Campbell kneels by front tyre and discusses the damage to the tyres. CU damaged tyre. More shots of Campbell and wife. Nice shot of Bluebird drawing up in front of camera. Aerial view over Daytona beach as Bluebird makes attempt.

    It is possible that this material is footage referred to in the story cheating death 35/42. See also UN 51 I

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:56:00 / 02:00:58:00
    UN 55 M

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The car seen here is the Campbell-Napier-Railton Bluebird.

    The footage is of Malcolm Campbell's efforts to regain the Land Speed Record on 5 February 1931, (so the clip's current date range can be altered).

    Whether we see the actual record-breaking run itself I can't say. However much of the footage quoted in the shots list isn't present, the clip cuts out at the point in the shots list of "Campbell makes more runs".

    Further footage of this event can be seen in clip 462.14.

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