Sir Malcolm Campbell

Died aged c. 63

Major Sir Malcolm Campbell MBE (11 March 1885 – 31 December 1948) was a British racing motorist and motoring journalist. He gained the world speed record on land and on water at various times, using vehicles called Blue Bird, including a 1921 Grand Prix Sunbeam. His son, Donald Campbell, carried on the family tradition by holding both land speed and water speed records.

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Commemorated on 5 plaques

Sir Malcolm Campbell 1885-1948 world land and water speed record holder lived here

Bonchester, Bonchester Close, Off Camden Park Road, Chislehurst, Kent, Chislehurst, United Kingdom where they lived

In the late 1930s and 1940s Sir Malcolm Campbell 1885-1948 world water speed record holder tested and developed Bluebird on this lake known locally as Campbell's lake

Tilgate Lake, Crawley, United Kingdom where they worked

Sir Malcolm Campbell 1885-1984 Donald Campbell 1921-1967 Speed Record Holders on land and water lived here

Canbury School, Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom where they lived

World Speed Record Attempts. Marske & Saltburn Sands were the scene of attempts on annual World Speed Records 1906-1937 organised by Leeds Motor Club and Middlesborough Motor Club. 1924 Sir Malcolm Campbell set a record for cars at 144.32 miles per hour. 1928 Ron Storey set a record for motorcycles at 122.91 miles per hour

Marske & Saltburn Sands, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom where they was (1924)

101 Farm Lane This site was first developed in the 1890s as a horse bus company depot. It was then used by various motor bus companies and by the British Motor Cab Co., who probably built the double-arched entrance around 1910. Sir Malcolm Campbell, holder of land and water speed records, operated an aircraft engineering firm from here in the 1920s.

Farm Lane, Fulham, London, United Kingdom where they was