Help Bluebird Team Set New Land Speed Record

Don Wales, grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell MBE, will attempt to set speed records in his car Bluebird on July 2 and 3 at Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire. Wales wants to follow the footsteps of his grandfather who, in 1924, achieved his first World Land Speed Record of 146.16mph at Pendine Sands.

Wales has a record-breaking career of his own, which started in 1998 when he broke the UK Land Speed Record for an electric car.

He subsequently raised the electric record to 137mph at Pendine Sands in 2000 and in 2009 he broke the world speed record for a steam car at 148mph.

He now plans a world land speed record attempt for an electric car in 2013, aiming for more than 500mph. As preparation for this, Wales and his team will conduct speed trials at the aforementioned date and location – with the additional aim of establishing new UK electric car records.

“When Malcolm Campbell broke records at Pendine Sands, he was helped considerably by local volunteers – including with accommodation and marshalling. Indeed, the record attempts would not have been possible without such generous help and support of the local community,” Team Bluebird says.

"I have a team of up to 30 people requiring accommodation and feeding and volunteers are needed to help as course marshals and fodders (people who remove debris from the sands),” Don Wales said. “Without a principal sponsor as yet, the development of the car is taking all of what limited budget we have. I hope people will revive the spirit of the 1920s and volunteer to help."

Those who would like to help continue the Bluebird heritage can get in touch with Rebecca Nicholls on Tel: 01452 260063, email: [email protected]
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