Donald Campbell and the Bluebird team Goodwood nd July Donald Campbell is in the centre holding Mr Whoppit with his arm round Leo Villa They are grouped around the Bluebird car The photograph was taken during the cars first test run He claimed the land speed record on th July at Lake Eyre Australia Leo Villa was an engineer involved with both Donald and his father Malcolm Campbell on all their Bluebird record attempts Whenever Campbell tried for a record his mascot Mr Whoppit went with him Campbell is the first and thus far only person to hold both Water and Land Speed Records He died on th January on Coniston Water Cumbria whilst attempting to beat his own world record of mph at a speed close to mph on his return run No trace was ever found of Campbell Mr Whoppit floated to the surface and is now the mascot of Campbells daughter Gina who continues the record breaking tradition
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