- Donald Campbell
- 579 kilometre(s) per hour
- United States (Bonneville Salt Flats)
In September 1960, during speed trials to set a new land speed record at Bonneville Flats, Utah, USA, Donald Campbell (UK) crashed his car Bluebird while travelling at a speed of 579 km/h (360 mph). The vehicle rolled over and Campbell fractured his skull, yet against all the odds he survived.