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City manager L.L. Lee and autogyro in Bayfront Park, Miami, FL, 1932. Florida Memory.

land speed record history

1925 Sunbeam Bluebird Land Speed Record Car

The Sunbeam 1000 HP was the first non-American car to run on Daytona Beach for a land speed record attempt. On 29 March 1927 Henry Segrave drove the car to a new land speed record of 203.79 mph, the first car to reach a speed over 200 mph.

Stutz Blackhawk Land Speed Record

Sir Malcolm Campbells's Bluebird car, holder of the World Land Speed Record, at Brooklands - UK - 20 April 1932

Blitzen-Benz - Bob Burman set World Speed Record in 1911 at Daytona Beach 140 mph.

World land speed record holder Malcolm Campbell drives his record breaking 'Bluebird' around Brooklands - UK - 17 April 1933

DAYTONA BEACH

On April 25, 1928, famed racer Frank Lockhart died while attempting to set a world land speed record in a Stutz Black Hawk on Daytona Beach, Florida.

Sunbeam LSR car. Daytona beach 1927.

Daytona Beach, Florida. Long, flat and firm, with hard-packed sand, the beach helped the city of Daytona to forge a legend as the world capital of speed. Although the surface is no longer sand today, Daytona still hosts a legendary test of man and machine on its racing circuit: the Rolex 24 at Daytona. #RolexOfficial