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In May 1922 Kenelm Lee Guinness set three records with it: the Brooklands lap record at 123.30 mph (198.43 km/h), then the land speed record over a mile at 129.17 mph (207.88 km/h) and over a kilometre at 133.75 mph (215.25 km/h) – this was the last land speed record to be set on the Brooklands track.Malcolm Campbell drove the borrowed car at the Saltburn Speed Trials on 17 June 1922 and broke his first speed record at 138.08 mph (222.22 km/h).They streamlined the car with a narrow radiator cowl at the nose and a long tapered tail. On the first run both rear tyres were ripped off Blue Bird and narrowly missed the crowd.Campbell protested to the officials about safety standards and declined to take any responsibility for anything else.However the manual stopwatch timing system was not accepted for an official record.23 June 1923 saw Campbell at Fanø, Denmark, recording another record-breaking speed of 137.72 mph (221.64 km/h) over the flying kilometre.The record was achieved on 24 September 1924, with a speed of 146.16 mph (235.23 km/h) and an officially sanctioned time.After this he put the car up for sale for £1,500, but decided to keep it for a further attempt on hearing that Parry-Thomas was also planning a record attempt with 'Babs'.
As late as 1936, bandleader Billy Cotton recorded 121.57 mph (195.65 km/h) over a kilometre on the beach at Southport.Til gengld har han kbt en kultvin til 2.000 kroner, som han fortller anekdoter om og deler ud af p Realen.Villy Svndal kigger ogs forbi kulturstedet for at holde foredrag og spille med sit band 'Herrevrelset'.Each cylinder had one inlet and two exhaust valves actuated by a single overhead camshaft.The two camshafts were driven by a complex set of 16 gears from the front of the crankshaft - a very similar arrangement to that used on the Maori engine which had two OHC per bank of cylinders.
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The engine has undergone extensive restoration after suffering severe damage in the 1990s and was run for the first time in 20 years in January 2014.