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1920 Sunbeam 350 hp racing car.


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rn 1920 Sunbeam 350 hp racing car. This Sunbeam began a new era of aero-engined Land Speed Record cars. The car was first raced at Brooklands in 1920 and two years later Kenelm Lee Guinness drove it to a new World Land Speed Record of 129.171 mph (207.88 kph) on the Brooklands track. This was the last time Brooklands was used for this purpose. Then the greatest of all record breakers, Malcolm Campbell, bought the car, renamed it Bluebird and went on to set the first two of his nine records. At Pendine Sands, Wales, in 1924 he attained 146.16 mph (235.226 kph) and in 1925 reached 150.766 mph (242.635 kph). 1920 Sunbeam 350 hp racing car.