FLICK-A-BOOK. See Sir Malcolm Campbell Breaking the World's Water Speed Record. Castrol Oil, [c.1937].
12mo., Blue printed card wraps; pp. , two-sided photographic flick book showing Sir Malcolm Campbell putting on his helmet and 'Blue Bird' speeding across Lake Maggiore, respectively; some signs of use and creasing to covers, with a little rust to staples; still a scarce ephemeral item which remains remarkably clean internally.
a black-and-white Press Photograph (21 x 16cm) showing Lady Malcolm Campbell and Mrs Donald Campbell (wife of their son), with others; stamp to rear of photograph indicates the place as Barrow-in-Furness. Photograph is creased and has a few marginal tears, some up to 2cm, which have been expertly repaired.
One of the most collectable flick books from the Castrol Oil series, showing Sir Malcolm Cambell breaking the world water speed record in 'Blue Bird' on Lake Maggiore in 1937. Campbell had previously broken the world speed record on land in 1935 before turning his attentions to water. The record was broken on the 1st September 1937, with 126.32 mph, breaking the previous record by Gar Wood, which had been held for 5 consecutive years. The following day this speed was improved to to 129.5 mph.