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Advertisement for Dunlop tyres: Captain Malcolm Campbell's world-famed "Blue Bird"

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CollectionsDunlop Rubber (Australia) Limited
Date created: 21 March 1928
An advertisement that incorporates three photographs of a racing car and a portrait of the driver.The main caption includes: ' Mr. Bert Hinkler, Australia's famous airman, kindly brought to us, from London, these photographs of Capt. Malcolm Campbell's wonder car, "Blue Bird." 'The text is an account of Campbell's new speed record achieved at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA in March 1928. Another caption describes the car's "fishlike" tail and there is also a panel that lists the machine's details. This particular vehicle was the "Blue Bird II", an improved version of the machine with which Campbell had achieved a speed of 183 1/2 m.p.h. in 1926. The "Blue Bird" cars were specially built to break speed records.
Other Identifiers: Neg. 3553


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