Sir Malcom Campbell
A pioneer of speed
Record-breaker Sir Malcolm Campbell was one of the great architects of the first quest for motor sport achievement. Although he tried his hand at nautical records in the late 1930s, it was on land that he achieved his greatest feats, setting nine world speed records between 1924 and 1935.
At Bonneville Salt Flats, on 3 September 1935, Campbell set his last record. At the wheel of his Bluebird, he became the first man to drive at more than 300 miles per hour, averaging 301.337 mph (484.955 km/h) over a distance of one mile.
Campbell was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1994.