• Short Summary

    Sir Malcolm Campbell talks to Pathe about changes to his car to improve chances of record times.

  • Description

    Sir Malcolm Campbell describes improvements to his car - he checks the changes with a mechanic.

    Full title reads: "Daytona. The new 'Bluebird' revealed - The new Napier-Lion engine has been increased by 50 h.p. - a new nose and improved streamlining - will give extra 10 mph - but added new risks for gallant Sir Malcolm Campbell!"

    Daytona, Florida, United States of America.

    Sir Malcolm Campbell seated in cockpit of car speaks to reporters.

    "We've got a new radiator on, and a new nose, which reduces her wind resistance quite considerably. And again we've got about another 50 horse power more power from the engines. Altogether we've got available nearly 1500. I don't know, of course, what speed the car will eventually achieve. It's impossible to say because everything will depend upon the condition of the beach and the state of the weather when the attempt is being made."

    Campbell and others look around the front of the car. Crowds of people look on from behind a rope, several of the women are wearing swimming costumes. Campbell bends down to look at the nose and one of the mechanics talks to him about it. Campbell is checking that the bolts on the new nose are properly fixed. Three men (Possibly holding microphones) are standing close to Campbell.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    663.47
    Media URN:
    4816
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:52:00 / 02:01:06:00
    Canister:
    32/16

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "one of the mechanics talks to him" - that's Chief Mechanic Leo Villa.

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