World Speed Record Attempts. Marske & Saltburn Sands were the scene of attempts on annual World Speed Records 1906-1937 organised by Leeds Motor Club and Middlesborough Motor Club. 1924 Sir Malcolm Campbell set a record for cars at 144.32 miles per hour. 1928 Ron Storey set a record for motorcycles at 122.91 miles per hour
Sir Malcolm Campbell (11 March 1885 – 31 December 1948) was an English racing motorist and motoring journalist. He gained the world speed record on land and on water at various times during the 1920s and 1930s using vehicles called Blue Bird. His son, Donald Campbell, carried on the family tradition by holding both land speed and water speed records.