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Sir Malcolm Campbell Signed Autograph Photo [0053180]

An album page hand signed very clearly in blue ink by Malcom Campbell. (died 1948) Campbell gained the world speed record on land and on water at various times during the 1920's and 1930's using vehicles calles Blue Bird. His son Donald Campbell carried on the family tradition by holding both world records. Presented with a stunning black and white photo of Sir Malcolm Campbell and his blue bird, that he started using in 1927 or at least close to it because the other 2 versions are based off this design, with different motors. At over 15 feet long this super sleek car was Campbell's pride and joy. It was the first time he had used the Napier Lion aero engine in one of his land speed cars, but it wouldn't be the last. The size of these engines literally dwarf even the biggest of modern day engines. The Napier Lion was 22.3L V12 that was said to produce just over 500hp, which in the late 1920's was some serious power. Professionally mounted with Malcolm Campbell Blue bird cut into the mount and framed in a dark wood frame with a plate engraved with the relevant details. The overall size is approx 24x25 inches.

245.00