Tag Archives: Land Speed Record

National Motor Museum – the Land Speed Record Sunbeams

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Sunbeam Tiger, driven by Sir Henry Segrave in 1926.

Sunbeam Tiger, driven by Sir Henry Segrave in 1926.

Sunbeam 1000hp - The first car to attain a speed of 200mph, driven by Sir Henry Segrave in 1927.

Sunbeam 1000hp – The first car to attain a speed of 200mph, driven by Sir Henry Segrave in 1927.

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Sunbeam 350hp Bluebird - This car was originally driven by Kennelm Lee Guiness who set the World Land Speed Record at 133.75 mph in 1922. Malcolm Campbell then had it rebodied, renamed it Bluebird and raised the record twice, ultimately achieving 150mph.

Sunbeam 350hp Bluebird – This car was originally driven by Kennelm Lee Guiness who set the World Land Speed Record at 133.75 mph in 1922. Malcolm Campbell then had it rebodied, renamed it Bluebird and raised the record twice, ultimately achieving 150mph.

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The fourth car on display here is Parry Thomas' Babs. Thomas tragically died at the wheel of this car during an heroic record attempt. Just out of shot is Segrave's Golden Arrow.

The fourth car on display here is Parry Thomas’ Babs. Thomas tragically died at the wheel of this car during an heroic record attempt. Just out of shot is Segrave’s Golden Arrow.