• Short Summary

    Malcolm Campbell drives Blue Bird at Daytona Beach in Florida.

  • Description

    Full title reads: Florida. World's speed record broken. Capt. Malcolm Campbell scores great triumph in his giant all-British racer "Blue Bird" at Daytona Beach."

    Daytona Beach, Florida, United States of America (USA).

    Bluebird car is pushed past crowd. British speed ace Malcolm Campbell speaks about attempt at speed record.

    The Bluebird car is towed out onto the beach. New wheels are fitted. CU front of car with American and British flags painted on. The car is started up and Malcolm Campbell drives off.

    Various shots of Bluebird speeding up and down the beach.

    Intertitle reads: "... over 4 miles a minute - let us - for this once - boast of our all-British triumph in skill, pluck & engineering!"

    Various shots of Bluebird speeding up and down the beach.

    Malcolm Campbell speaks of his thanks for his crew. He is cheered as he gets out of his car.

    N.B. Sound is very poor in parts of this story.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    761.09
    Media URN:
    8665
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:44:00 / 01:15:51:00
    Canister:
    31/14

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    This clip shows Malcolm Campbell's efforts in regaining the Land Speed Record on 5 February 1931.

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