New Bluebird set to race

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A new electric Bluebird car is to race at Rockingham circuit, Corby, 100 years after Sir Malcolm Campbell first raced in a Bluebird at Brooklands.

The Bluebird Charity Trophy for father and sons has been created to run 30 Bluebird race cars on September 6 and September 7 this year.

The father and son format will see a mix of professional and semi-pro pairings raising money for charity.

Sir Malcolm’s grandson, Don Wales, is now leading the charge back onto the track, following 10 years of development into pioneering the use of electric technology in race cars.

Back in the 1920s Sir Malcolm Campbell broke a number of speed records in Bluebird cars and boats before his son, Donald, continued the family tradition, achieving double world records on land and water in 1964.

Full details of the race and cars will be revealed at a launch event to be held at Rockingham in the spring.