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50th anniversary for British car that set land speed record

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On 17 July 1964, despite mechanical problems and unpredictable weather, Donald Campbell and his team persevered to set a new British Land Speed Record of 403.10mph in Bluebird CN7, at Lake Eyre in Southern Australia.  

Fifty years on, this iconic vehicle is an integral element of a new display, ‘For Britain & For The Hell Of It’ at the National Motor Museum, telling the story of British Land Speed Record achievement.

ICONIC: Donald Campbell and his team set the land speed record in the Bluebird CN7 in 1964

ICONIC: Donald Campbell and his team set the land speed record in the Bluebird CN7 in 1964

What better way to mark the 50th anniversary than to spend an evening in the company of both the iconic Bluebird CN7, and Donald Campbell’s widow, Tonia Bern-Campbell.

The evening will include a first public screening of the digitally re-mastered film ‘How Long a Mile…’, on Donald Campbell’s world record breaking year of 1964 when he took both the land and water speed records – a unique double that has never been equalled.

The screening will be followed by an exclusive dinner in the National Motor Museum and a talk by Tonia Bern-Campbell, recalling that magical time. There will also be an opportunity to explore the Museum including the new ‘For Britain & For The Hell Of It’ display.

For more information & ticket prices visit http://www.beaulieu.co.uk/cn7

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