Land speed record-breaker Blue Bird at Pendine for 90th anniversary

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media captionBlue Bird driver Don Wales: "It's been a great day"

The car which set a land speed record for Sir Malcolm Campbell has been brought back to the scene of the triumph in Carmarthenshire.

The Blue Bird, which was built in 1919, set a record 90 years ago of more than 150mph (241km/h).

The car, now kept at the National Motor Museum in Hampshire, was driven at low speed by Sir Malcolm's grandson, Don Wales, at Pendine Sands.

It was fired up for the first time in 50 years following a rebuild last year.

media captionCrowds gathered to watch the car in action
image captionThe Blue Bird reached a speed of more than 150mph (241km/h)
image captionSir Malcolm's grandson Don Wales, also a land speed record holder, will perform the run

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