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Vladimir Putin

Campbell, Sir Malcolm

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The speaker's car, the "Blue Bird" as a remarkable testimony to the superiority of British workmanship and material. A brief history of the car, with descriptive details. Speed records achieved by the "Blue Bird." Details of various rebuildings of the car. How speed was increased. World records and how they are achieved. The factor of luck. Other influencing factors, such as the smoothness of the course surface, and the wind. The thrill experienced. The difficulty of the slowing down process. The question of tires. The speaker's motivation. Some concluding words about British manufacture, and research.