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Malcolm Campbell... Over 300 MPH in automobile...
Item # 555006
September 4, 1935
THE KNICKERBOCKER PRESS, from Albany, New York, dated September 4, 1935
* Race driver Malcolm Campbell
* 1st person to break the 300 MPH mark in automobile
This 14 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page:
* MALCOLM RACES AT 301-MILE CLIP
* Error in Calculation of 'Human Bullet's Pace Corrected
with one column photo of Campbell also on the front page.
Also nice headline on the Labor Day hurricane in Florida. (see)
Other news of the day. Light browning with little margin wear, otherwise in good condition.
wikipedia notes: He broke the LSR for the first time in 1924 at 146.16 mph (235.22 km/h) at Pendine Sands near Carmarthen Bay in a 350HP V12 Sunbeam. Malcolm broke nine land speed records between 1924 and 1935, with three at Pendine Sands and five at Daytona Beach. His first two records were driving a racing car manufactured by the Sunbeam Car Company in Wolverhampton.
He set his final land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on September 3, 1935, and was the first person to drive an automobile over 300 miles per hour (301.337 mph (484.955 km/h)).
Category: The 20th Century