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  • Short Summary

    Good footage of Malcolm Campbell's 'Bluebird' racing over Pendine Sands.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Pendine Sands - World's Record Broken. Capt. Malcolm Campbell in his 450hp Napier "Bluebird" succeeds after many attempts and hairbreadth escapes.'

    Wales.

    Several shots of the 'Bluebird' racing car zooming along the beach. In a stationary car we see a man looking at tickertape. More of the car racing along at great speed. M/S of Malcolm Campbell with a group of mechanics around the car - he looks somewhat harassed. M/Ss of the car surrounded by a group of people. Campbell stands beside it.

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    Film ID:
    2408.05
    Media URN:
    76465
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:24:00 / 01:10:42:00
    Canister:
    ON 320 I

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    This record-breaking run took place on 4 February 1927.

    "Malcolm Campbell with a group of mechanics" - they include his chief mechanic Leo Villa.

    More footage of this record-breaking run exists in clip 668.26.

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  2. jamied says

    There's a little more footage of this event in clip 2408.07.

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