For Britain & For The Hell Of It – The Story of British Land Speed Records
The Quest to be The Fastest on Earth
Experience the triumph of British Land Speed Record attempts in an inspiring new multi-media display.
Beaulieu’s iconic Land Speed Record cars are redisplayed to tell a story of British pluck, technological mastery and national pride.
In a year that sees the 85th Anniversary of Henry Segrave’s record in Golden Arrow and the 50th Anniversary of Donald Campbell’s Bluebird CN7 record, the story of the men behind the motors is told for the first time with artefacts never before seen on public display.
From the first official Land Speed Record in 1898 to the modern supersonic era; engineers and drivers have strived to push back technological barriers in the quest to be the fastest on earth. Some have paid the ultimate price.
This quintessentially British story is brought to life in a moving audio-visual presentation, transporting you back to a golden age of invention, courage and patriotism and introducing you to those who are keeping Britain’s record breaking dream alive today.
Why do they do it? In the words of former British land speed record holder Richard Noble; “For Britain and for the hell of it!”
Alternative Land Speed Record Vehicle Display
To complement this new display, also available to see are five vehicles which have broken records using alternative power sources, such as steam and electricity.
From Don Wales' 'Bluebird Electric' to 'Inspiration', the British Steam Car Challenge vehicle.
Find out more about the alternative record vehicles on display.
"For Britain & For The Hell Of It" is included in your general admission tickets; which also includes entry to the rest of the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear.