Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sandown Park International Toy Fair

Donald Campbell's 1965 Series 1 Jaguar E-Type fixed head coupe
alongside a mock-up built by the Norris brothers
of their proposed Bluebird CMN8 rocket car
outside Donald’s house in 1965.
A4 Watercolour on Bristol Board

I was recently asked by Speed Record Models and Memorabilia to produce the above commission piece to be be released in conjunction with a limited edition model of Donald Campbell's E Type.

The original artwork along with a limited edition Giclee print and postcards will be available alongside the model at the '50 Years 0f E-Type' event hosted by Sandown Park International Toy Fair this Saturday 3rd September. More information on the toy fair can be seen here:

Bought New from H. R. Owen London in early 1966 by Donald, GLM 37C was driven by him daily to and from lake coniston during his final water speed record attempts in Bluebird K7 between November 66 and Janurary 67.

Bluebird Mach 1.1 (CMN-8) was a design for a rocket-powered supersonic land speed record car, planned by Donald Campbell but thwarted by his subsequent death during a water speed record attempt in Bluebird K7 in early 1967.

The limited edition 1/43rd model of Donald Campbell's E-Type is exclusively available from Speed Record Models and Memorabilia only
If you are interested in obtaining one of these models please contact:

Geoff Holden at Speed Record Models and Memorabilia

tel: 07957 631 113

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