Englishman Donald Campbell became the first man to break the 400 mile per hour limit in a wheel-driven vehicle.

On July 17, 1964, at precisely 8.10am with back-to-back passes in opposite directions near Muloorina Station, Donald Campbell registered an average speed of 403.1mph (648.7km/h).

Donald Campbell on Lake Eyre in South Australia July 1964

Bluebird Air

Bluebird

Camp at Lake Eyre

Campbell on the cockpit

Dan Meaney leaning on the Bluebrid

Dan Meaney and Donald Campbell

Donald Campbell and his wife

Donald Campbell and mechanic

Donald Campbell getting in the cockpit

Donald Campbell's car

Flowing bore

Going on a practice run