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Race driver Malcolm Campbell...
Item # 557260
February 25, 1932
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY, February 25, 1932
* Race driver Malcolm Campbell
* New automobile speed record made
This 44 page newspaper has a banner headline on page 24: "Campbell Drives 253.968 Miles an Hour to Set New World's Auto Speed Mark" with subheads and related photos. (see)
Other news of the day throughout. 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