Learns from son

Here’s a photo from the January 20 1933 edition of the Toronto Daily Star:


Malcolm Campbell (1885-1948) set automobile land speed records between 1924 and 1935. In his last attempt, in 1935 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, he did manage to drive over 300 mph, becoming the first person to do so. Unlike other drivers attempting this feat, he eventually died of natural causes, succumbing to a stroke on New Year’s Eve 1948.

Donald Campbell (1921-1967) followed in his father’s footsteps, breaking both land and water speed records. Unfortunately, he passed away during an attempt to set the water speed record yet again. His body was not found until 2001. His teddy bear, Mr. Whoppit, has a Wikipedia page of his own.

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