Bluebird Gears Up For New Land Speed Record

June 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm

The Brits are having multiple cracks at the Land Speed Record. We know there’s a 1000 mph car in the works, and now Bluebird is set for new records in its quest to hit 500 mph.

The speed trial, part of the preparations for an attempt in 2013 to break 500mph, has been made possible thanks to an overwhelming response from volunteers who are generously giving up their time to help marshal and assist the 30-strong Bluebird Electric team. This is not the first time a Bluebird has set Land Speed records at Pendine. Don Wales is following in a family tradition started by his grandfather, Sir Malcolm Campbell MBE and continued by his Uncle, Donald Campbell CBE.

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In addition to the record attempt, Bluebird Electric will be raising awareness for their chosen charities; Help for Heroes, Wessex Heartbeat and The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals. The runs will commence from 1.00pm on Saturday 2nd July and 2.00pm on Sunday 3rd July 2011.