Bluebird Electric sets record

Grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell and nephew of Donald Campbell, Donald Wales, became the latest member of the clan to pilot a record-breaking `Bluebird’ when the Aalco sponsored `Bluebird Electric’ set a new UK speed record for electric vehicles at a little over 116mph, beating the old mark by 10mph.

The new record puts the project on course for an attempt on the US-held world record of just over 215mph This attempt, expected to be televised, will take place at Pendine Sands in South Wales. Aalco’s support for the project has included supplying materials for the vehicle construction, and cash towards the project costs.