PENDINE, WALES - AUGUST 13: Joe Wales drives the Bluebird Electric car on Pendine Sands as he attempts to break the British land speed record on August 13, 2011 in Pendine, Wales. Drivers Joe and ... more 
PENDINE, WALES - AUGUST 13: Joe Wales drives the Bluebird Electric car on Pendine Sands as he attempts to break the British land speed record on August 13, 2011 in Pendine, Wales. Drivers Joe and his father Don Wales come 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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