1937 Bluebird V land speed record car
DAYTONA BEACH, Fl, 17 June, 2013
For the second time in its history, Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird V is crossing the Atlantic Ocean to the United Kingdom to be on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The historic land speed record vehicle will be on display July 11-14 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which is the world’s biggest and most diverse celebration of the history of motorsport held on the grounds of the Goodwood House, West Sussex, England.
Campbell’s Bluebird V, which set a land speed record of 276.82 mph in Daytona Beach back in 1935, will be among the many significant race cars on display at Festival of Speed, which is an annual summer weekend that brings together a large mix of cars, stars and motorsports ‘royalty’ to create the largest car culture event in the world.
“Daytona International Speedway is proud to have this treasured artifact make a special voyage across the Atlantic Ocean for display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed,” Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “The Bluebird V is an iconic vehicle of one of the greatest land speed record holders in history, Sir Malcolm Campbell, and we are honored to have it represent the “World Center of Racing” at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.”
The Bluebird V, which previously traveled to the United Kingdom for the 2004 Goodwood Festival of Speed, will depart the Daytona International Speedway Ticket and Tours Building on Friday, June 7.
After a short trip to Charleston, S.C., the 28 foot, three inches, 10,000-pound Bluebird V will begin crossing Atlantic Ocean on June 14 with a scheduled arrival date in England on June 29.