TESTING TIMES: Alan sits a mock driving test with driving instructor Paddy Crowley TEST YOUR SKILLS: Stills from the 1935 driving test film which included commentary from Sir Malcolm Campbell
was in 1925 > that Sir Malcolm Campbell
secured his first world land speed record in his 350hp Sunbeam, hitting a top speed of 150mph
The Phya-bird Soapbox paid homage to Britain's land speed pioneers, such as English speed icon Sir Malcolm Campbell
The 50-year-old will make the record attempt on Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire - where his grandfather Sir Malcolm Campbell
set several land speed records in the 1920s and 1930s.
Project Runningblade will soon be attempting to set a new world record for mowers on Pendine Sands, the beach where Sir Malcolm Campbell
drove Bluebird to a land speed record in 1925.
Already, 'Bluebird Electric', driven by Wales, the grandson of Britain's world speed record ace, Sir Malcolm Campbell
, has broken the UK electric car record with a top speed of 135mph.
The star, who portrayed Nelson Mandela in Long Walk to Freedom, added: "It's an honour to have taken on the challenge, and to successfully follow in the footsteps of the illustrious Sir Malcolm Campbell
Sightless daredevil Mike Newman had hoped to join the ranks of Sir Malcolm Campbell
when he got behind the wheel at Pendine Sands yesterday.
Now the wallet - previously owned by his dad Sir Malcolm Campbell
- could fetch pounds 3000 at auction.
Other famous rides include the 1933 Aston Martin Le Mans that was first owned by Sir Malcolm Campbell
painted in the famous blue that graced all his cars and the 1936 Lagonda LG that won in France.
Its test driver Don Wales - the nephew of the late speed ace Donald Campbell and grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell
- then deployed the supercar's parachute to help bring it to a halt.
This latest attempt is a Boys Own story of Empire-building ingenuity with the added dash of romance in the fact that the test driver of Primus One is Don Welsh, grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell