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  • Peter Berthoud

Speed 2nd Edition

Updated: Jan 24

Speed, a Thrilling Card Game, Pepys Series


First Published: 1945, Pepys Series by Castell Brothers Ltd., Bridewell Place, London & North Wallace Street, Glasgow

Illustrator or Designer: Not Credited


Contents: 45 Cards + Rules Booklet


Speed 2nd Edition Box Front
Speed 2nd Edition Box Front

There are 45 cards: 9 Aeroplanes, 9 Train, 8 Ships, 8 Motor, 6 Horses, 4 Lightning Cards and 1 Extra Turn.


Speed 2nd Ed cards, Aeroplanes: “Britain First”, “Bleriot Monoplane”, “Albatross Air Liner”, Fairey “Swordfish”, “Harrow” Heavy Bomber, “Bristol” Blenheim Bomber, Flying Boat “Canopus”, “Tiger Moth”, “Hafner Gyroplane”

Speed 2nd Ed cards, Aeroplanes: “Britain First”, “Bleriot Monoplane”, “Albatross Air Liner”, Fairey “Swordfish”, “Harrow” Heavy Bomber, “Bristol” Blenheim Bomber, Flying Boat “Canopus”, “Tiger Moth”, “Hafner Gyroplane”.


Speed 2nd Ed cards, Trains: “Golden Shuttle”, “Cornish Riviera”, “The Coronation”, Golden Arrow Limited”, “Atlantic Coast Express”, Royal Scot”, “The Coronation” Showing Beaver Tail, “The Coronation Scot”, “Torbay Express”

Speed 2nd Ed cards, Trains: “Golden Shuttle”, “Cornish Riviera”, “The Coronation”, "Golden Arrow Limited”, “Atlantic Coast Express”, Royal Scot”, “The Coronation” Showing Beaver Tail, “The Coronation Scot”, “Torbay Express”.


Speed 2nd Ed cards, Ships: “Athlone Castle”, “Dunottar Castle”, “Strathaird”, “Orion”, “Viceroy of India”, “Orcades”, “Queen Mary”, “Vienna”

Speed 2nd Ed cards, Ships: “Athlone Castle”, “Dunottar Castle”, “Strathaird”, “Orion”, “Viceroy of India”, “Orcades”, “Queen Mary”, “Vienna”.


Speed 2nd Ed cards, Motors: “Austin Seven Racer”, Seagrave’s “Golden Arrow”, Campbell’s “Blue Bird”, “Brauchitsch’s Mercedes”, “Austin Seven Racer”, “Tourist Trophy Race 1905”, Cobb’s “Railton-Napier”, Capt. Eyston’s “Thunderbolt”

Speed 2nd Ed cards, Motors: “Austin Seven Racer”, Seagrave’s “Golden Arrow”, Campbell’s “Blue Bird”, “Brauchitsch’s Mercedes”, “Austin Seven Racer”, “Tourist Trophy Race 1905”, Cobb’s “Railton-Napier”, Capt. Eyston’s “Thunderbolt”.


Speed 2nd Ed cards, Horses (All Derby Winners): 1930 “Blenheim”, 1937 “Mid-Day Sun”, 1933 “Hyperion”, 1932 “April the Fifth”, 1927 “Call Boy”, 1931 “Cameronian”

Speed 2nd Ed cards, Horses (All Derby Winners): 1930 “Blenheim”, 1937 “Mid-Day Sun”, 1933 “Hyperion”, 1932 “April the Fifth”, 1927 “Call Boy”, 1931 “Cameronian”.


Speed 2nd Ed cards: Lightning Cards and Extra Turn Card

Speed 2nd Ed cards: Lightning Cards and Extra Turn Card.



The full-colour version of the two tone 1st Edition, all the cards have the same subjects.


The pack featured here was part of Rex Pitts' personal collection.


An overview of every edition of Speed can be found here.



Game & Version Details





Speed 2nd Ed - Card Back



Speed 2nd Ed - Rules Front



​Speed 2nd Ed - Rules Contents



​Speed 2nd Ed - Rules Inside Back Cover, Acknowledgements are Replaced by Ads.


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Speed 2nd Ed - Rules Back



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Speed 2nd Ed - Box Back With Thumb Cut



Speed 2nd Ed - Box Top



Speed 2nd Ed - Box Side Left



Speed 2nd Ed - Box Base



Speed 2nd Ed - Box Side Right



​Speed 2nd Ed - Box Front With Flap


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