Sir Malcolm Campbell – 1933 Land Speed Record Presentation

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Sir Malcolm Campbell (1885 - 1948) – Bluebird. A remarkable man who set the world speed record on land and on water at various times during the 1920s and 1930s in the Bluebird. His son, Donald Campbell, was killed in 1967, attempting to repeat his achievements. In 1933 at Daytona Beach, Florida, he set a speed of 272.46mph to break his own Land Speed World Record. His 'Bluebird' car now weighed four tons and was powered by a Rolls-Royce V-12, 36 ½ - litre, 2500 h.p. aero engine similar to the one used by Supermarine to win the 1931 Schneider Trophy in the forerunner of their famous WW2 fighter plane, the Spitfire. This was the fourth of five Land Speed Records Campbell would set on Daytona Beach, all in front of vast crowds. This stunning and large presentation celebrates the achievement with original 20” press photos of the car on the beach surrounded by team members and of Campbell breaking the world record.
There are digital signatures of Campbell, Leo Villa and the entire Bluebird team and AAA officials (17 in total). There is a Postal Cover franked Feb 22 1933 and stamped New Record 273mph with a motif bearing the legend ‘International Speed Trials 1933’ and above an impression of his Bluebird car at speed. It is presented in a stunning brush silver surround, with dual inset mounts and a plaque that list the above information on his achievement. Measures in a large and impressive 89xm by 67cm by 3cm. A stunning item of signed Malcolm Campbell memorabilia that would grace any location in the home or office.
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