Speed Records


Date

Driver

Nationality

Vehicle

Location

Power

Kilo Speed (mph)

Mile Speed (mph)

Comments

4 September 1928

George Wood

American

Miss America VII

Detroit River, USA

IC


92.838


23 March 1929

Gar Wood

American

Miss America VII

Indian River, USA

IC


93.123


13 June 1930

Henry Segrave

British

Miss England II

Windermere, Great Britain

IC


98.76

Killed whilst making third run at estimated 120mph

20 March 1931

Gar Wood

American

Miss America IX

Indian River, USA

IC


102.256


2 April 1931

Kaye Don

British

Miss England II

Parana River, Argentina

IC


103.490


9 July 1931

Kaye Don

British

Miss England II

Lake Garda, Italy

IC


110.223


5 February 1932

Gar Wood

American

Miss America IX

Indian River, USA

IC


111.712


18 July 1932

Kaye Don

British

Miss England III

Loch Lomond, Scotland

IC


117.430


18 July 1932

Kaye Don

British

Miss England III

Loch Lomond, Scotland

IC


119.810


20 September 1932

Gar Wood

American

Miss America X

St. Clair River, USA

IC


124.910


1 September 1937

Malcolm Campbell

British

Blue Bird K3

Lake Maggiore, Switzerland

IC


126.32


2 September 1937

Malcolm Campbell

British

Blue Bird K3

Lake Maggiore, Switzerland

IC


129.50


17 August 1938

Malcolm Campbell

British

Blue Bird K3

Hallwilersee, Switzerland

IC


130.91


19 August 1939

Malcolm Campbell

British

Blue Bird K4

Coniston Water, Great Britain

IC


141.74


26 June 1950

Stanley Sayres

American

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

Lake Washington, USA

IC


160.323


7 July 1952

Stanley Sayres

American

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

Lake Washington, USA

IC


178.497

Last immersed propeller outright record

23 July 1955

Donald Campbell

British

Bluebird K7

Ullswater, Great Britain

Turbojet

202.32


First jet-powered record

16 November 1955

Donald Campbell

British

Bluebird K7

Lake Mead, USA

Turbojet

216.20



19 September 1956

Donald Campbell

British

Bluebird K7

Coniston Water, UK

Turbojet

225.63



7 November 1957

Donald Campbell

British

Bluebird K7

Coniston Water, UK

Turbojet

239.07



10 November 1958

Donald Campbell

British

Bluebird K7

Coniston Water, UK

Turbojet

248.62



14 May 1959

Donald Campbell

British

Bluebird K7

Coniston Water, UK

Turbojet

260.35



31 December 1964

Donald Campbell

British

Bluebird K7

Lake Dumbleyung, Australia

Turbojet

276.33



30 June 1967

Lee Taylor

American

Hustler

Lake Guntersville, USA

Turbojet


285.213


20 November 1977

Ken Warby

Australian

Spirit of Australia

Blowering Dam, Australia

Turbojet

288.59

288.60


8 October 1978

Ken Warby

Australian

Spirit of Australia

Blowering Dam, Australia

Turbojet

317.58

317.60


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