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July 21 2015 Pendine :90th Anniversary of World Land Speed Record July 21, 2015

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Don Wales with Blue Bird

We have had an amazing day at Pendine which is less than an hour’s drive from Lletty Cottage. We arrived early as Jim was worried about getting a parking space on such a unique day ! Actually we needn’t have worried because  as soon as the tide went out they let everyone park on the sand! We had an early lunch  at The Coffee Shop– a most delicious fresh salad and Ploughman’s lunch…highly recommend a visit when in Pendine.

As 2015  celebrates the 90th anniversary of Sir Malcolm Campbell achieving a new World Land Speed record of 150mph at Pendine  in his 350hp Sunbeam,  it had been arranged to recreate the run  with   a low speed drive by of the Sunbeam-  (renamed Blue Bird by Campbell.)  The driver on this occasion would be Sir Malcolm’s grandson , Don Wales.  Vast numbers of folk arrived to witness this remarkable event  and  a number brought their  own special cars too.

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1933 Napier Railton Special which holds the all time lap record of 143.44 mph at Brooklands also had a run along the sand...terrific!

1933 Napier Railton Special which holds the all time lap record of 143.44 mph at Brooklands also had a run along the sand…terrific!

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Loved the way the main participants dressed in 30's  fashion

Loved the way the main participants dressed in 30’s fashion

Vast numbers of cars and spectators  on the beach to watch the cars make their runs.

Vast numbers of cars and spectators on the beach to watch the cars make their runs.

Jim, of course, found an interesting bike to inspect and enjoy!

Jim, of course, found an interesting bike to inspect and enjoy!

Pendine has always had a special place in my heart as  all my childhood  family holidays were spent in a caravan at  Pendine. My mum had also spent her younger days holidaying there  and she told us about   racing  her  sand yacht  along the sand. Her brothers were  also spectators at various land speed record occasions. My brothers used to dig out tunnels in the dunes and hide in them- how we didn’t all get suffocated or drown I’ll never know! Such brilliant memories of a lovely time and place and now today I’ve another great memory to add to the list!

 

2 Responses to “July 21 2015 Pendine :90th Anniversary of World Land Speed Record”

  1. Marie Says:

    What an exciting day for you and Jim, especially Jim!

  2. tootlepedal Says:

    I wish that I had been there.


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