'My Thirty Years of Speed' is the autobiography of Sir Malcolm Campbell.
Born on 11 March 1885, he developed a passion for speed early in his life.
A pilot in the Royal Flying Corps during World War 1 Campbell had already started racing cars at Brooklands in 1910, and in 1912 suffered the first of many near-fatal accidents.
He christened his first and subsequent cars ‘Blue Bird’, after a stage play by
First breaking the land speed record at Pendine Sands in September 1924,
he then went on to become the first man to exceed 150mph in the following
July. In February 1931, he set a new land speed high of 231.4mph at
Daytona, Florida, for which he was knighted by King George V. His final
land speed record attempt was on the Bonneville Salt Flats at the age of fifty when his last ‘Blue Bird’ topped 300mph in September 1935.
His narrative is riveting as he describes the thrill and challenges of racing at speed as well as his adventures treasure-hunting and near death scrapes in aeroplanes. Available in hardback and paperback our edition include over 60 photographs.
This paperback edition measures 234 by 156 mm and is 320 pages in length. It is printed on 50 lb creme paper.
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