The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 9 (April 1, 1931)
Living in Fast Times
Living in Fast Times.
The land speed record of 231.36 miles an hour, made by the late Sir Henry Segrave in 1929, with the Golden Arrow, has been beaten by Captain Malcolm Campbell, who in two runs at Daytona averaged 245.73 miles an hour in a Bluebird car. It is stated that the Bluebird's engine is similar to the engine that won the last Schneider Cup race. Its chance to maintain its supremacy in the air as well as on land has been restored by the subscribing in Britain of private money to meet the cost of defending the Cup. To defend the sea speed record, Miss England II., it is cabled, will be seen in action this year in America. The pilot will probably be Kaye Don, who at Lough Neagh, in January, broke Segrave's record by driving the boat at 107 miles an hour.