Thursday, December 14, 2017
80 Year Old Bluebird Returns To The Water
In 1937, Sir Malcolm Campbell set a new world water speed record of 129.50 mph in his Bluebird K3 hydroplane, and the following year, he broke the 130 mph mark at 130.91 mph with the same boat. Hemmings Motor News reported that now, 80 years after the vessel's last record, it has returned to the water. After a 20-year-long restoration by current owner Karl Foulkes-Halbard, the Bluebird K3 managed a speed of 52 mph in a test on Bewl Water in Kent, U.K., in early September in Kent, U.K.