British Wheels

Challenge #42 in the Motorized Transportation series. Hosted by rponiarski.
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The United Kingdom has always had an interesting motor history, with many marques and some great machines. This is to show your best picture of a motorcycle, automobile or truck that was made in the UK. Please make sure that the name of the marque and model is included in the title and any information on some of the lesser known models (say the Gordon Keeble), would be appreciated, though not mandatory.
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The Bluebird
by Pete St
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In 1956, Donald Campbell began planning a car to break the land speed record, which then stood at 394 mph (634 km/h). The Norris brothers designed Bluebird-Proteus CN7 with 500 mph (800 km/h) in mind.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 26th September, 2012 08:58 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 19th April, 2010
Focal length: 22 mm
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 720
Notes: The CN7 was completed by the spring of 1960, and was powered by a Bristol-Siddeley Proteus free-turbine engine of 4,450 shp (3,320 kW). Following low-speed tests conducted at the Goodwood circuit in Sussex, England, the CN7 was taken to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA. The attempt was unsuccessful and CN7 was written off following a high-speed crash in September at Bonneville. Campbell was seriously hurt, suffering a fracture to his lower skull.
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