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03-09-1935

Campbell exceeds 300 mph

On September 3, 1935, a new land speed record is set by Britain's famed speed demon, Sir Malcolm Campbell. On the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, Campbell and his car Bluebird made two runs over a one-mile course at speeds averaging 301 miles per hour. After conquering land, he later turned to water and achieved a series of water-speed records in motorboats.