Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.
Sir Malcolm Campbell set yet another speed record, reaching 76.27 mph over a half mile at Brighton - a record that still stands. His thirst for speed developed early in life, and he won three gold medals in the London-Edinburgh motorcycle trials as a young man, before developing an interest in airplanes. Campbell later became intrigued by automobile racing, gaining fame through his 30-year domination of the land-speed trials. He set six new land-speed records in various types of vehicles, all christened Bluebird by Campbell. After he broke the 300mph barrier at age of 50, he turned to boat racing and broke several water-speed records. Campbell's racing magic proved to be genetic; his son, Donald, was the first person to set land and water speed records in the same year.