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Malcolm Campbell... Over 300 MPH in automobile...



Item # 615920

March 8, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 8, 1935

* Race driver Malcolm Campbell
* Land rocket car speed record at Daytona Beach, Florida


This 44 page newspaper has two column headlines on the front page that include: "Campbell Breaks Auto Record, Drives at 276.816 Miles and Hour" and more (see images) Reporting continues on page 29 with related photos (see images).

Other news of the day. Rag edition in great 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)).

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