• Short Summary

    A look at new 'Blue Bird' speed car, Sir Malcolm Campbell talks about it to camera.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "New "Blue Bird". Sir Malcolm Campbell's latest racing car on view at Brooklands".

    Brooklands Race Course, Surrey.

    Various shots mechanics pushing new 'Blue Bird' speed racing car out of garage. It is very aerodynamic and sleek, looks years ahead of its time.

    Various shots of Campbell leaning against 'Blue Bird' with his hands in his pockets. He talks to camera about his latest land speed record attempt that will take place in USA. He believes this new model will help him break the record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    817.14
    Media URN:
    10808
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:43:00 / 01:20:21:00
    Canister:
    35/3

Comments (1)

  1. James Thorne says

    This car was Sir Malcolm Campbell\'s final land speed record car, with which he first raised his own World Land Speed Record to 276.82mph for the flying mile at Daytona Beach on 7th March 1935 and then - the unevenness of the sand at Daytona having prevented the car from exploiting the full potential of its supercharged 36.7 litre Rolls Royce \"R\" engine - to break the 300mph barrier (301.47mph for the flying kilometre) at Bonneville Salt Flats on 3rd September 1935.
    Campbell had previously also been the first person to break 150mph (in 1925) and 250mph (in 1932).

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