Sir Malcolm Campbell (1885-1948)
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Sir Malcolm Campbell: An historically important Brooklands ‘120 mph’ car badge, awarded to Campbell on August 4th 1930, the front with classic design with red and green racing cars on the Brooklands banking, designed by Frederick Gordon Crosby (1885 – 1943). The reverse engraved “Capt. Sir Malcolm 4.8.30”.
Height: 5 inches (13 cms).
‘The Right Crowd and No Crowding’: the motto expressed perfectly the aims and ideals of the select Brooklands Automobile Racing Club. Any BARC member who was officially timed on the banked circuit at 120 mph or over, received a speed award in recognition of the successful attempt.
A representation of ‘heavy metal’ duelling on the Members’ (or Home) Banking was designed specifically for the shield-shaped badge by Frederick Gordon Crosby, the most influential motoring artist of the period. Each badge, enamelled to the face, with wings atop bearing the BROOKLANDS legend, was personal to the member, stamped to the rear and mounted on a chrome base.
This 120 mph badge is one of the most historically relevant ever awarded – to ‘racing motorist’ Sir Malcolm Campbell (1885-1948), one of the most prominent figures (and shareholders) in the history of Brooklands ‘cradle of speed’.
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