Donald Campbell's love of fast cars and boats led him to excell in speed, setting many world records



Steve Holter's book: Leap Into Legend

Steve Holter and James Hepnar


Steve attended Hampden Park Secondary School, near Eastbourne in East Sussex.  When he was 13 he did a school project on Donald Campbell.  During his researches he met Donald Campbell's sister, Jean Wales, and other relatives and past associates of the speed ace, including Leo Villa, the former chief engineer to Donald's father Sir Malcolm Campbell.  His mother, a teacher at Bishop Bell encouraged him to rewrite his work to teach a new generation about Donald Campbell.


"Leap Into Legend" is available from most good bookstores and web retailers with some signed copies available at the Eastbourne branch of Waterstones.







Donald Malcolm Campbell CBE, gravestone, died january 1967


Sir Malcolm Campbell's son Donald, crashed at Bonneville in the CN7 and finally died attempting the water speed record in the fated K7





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