PENDINE, WALES - AUGUST 13: Technicians check the batteries of the Bluebird Electric car during at attempt to set a new British land speed record on Pendine Sands on August 13, 2011 in Pendine, ... more 
PENDINE, WALES - AUGUST 13: Technicians check the batteries of the Bluebird Electric car during at attempt to set a new British land speed record on Pendine Sands on August 13, 2011 in Pendine, Wales. Driver Don Wales comes from a famous family who have been setting land and water speed records since 1924. He is the grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell and nephew of Donald Campbell. Don holds the current UK record of 137 miles an hour reached at Pendine Sands in 2000. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) less 
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