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My wife and I came over to Bute yesterday and had a wonderful day. Not only was the weather amazing, but we spoke to several of the team and watched the two runs. Bluebird looked absolutely amazing and to hear the jet start up only twenty feet away was mind-blowing! Well done to everyone involved and good luck in the future.

Added: August 10, 2018
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Just fabulous👌🏽What you guys....and the girls have acheived is nothing short of amazing, you have brought a once glorious machine back to her form of glory and put her back where she belongs on the water, in an era where we seem to see the end of most British engineering marvels, it’s great to see history being made once more.
I’ve been following the bluebird project for a few years now, waiting for the day we see her back on the water, I must admit I didn’t expect to see a run of that speed!!, would of loved to come to Bute, is there any talk of Bluebird running on Coniston water??
Russell


Added: August 9, 2018
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Awesome! Never expected that kind of speed on testing! Thank you so much for the tremendous recovery and restoration, loving the video clips! Wish Dad had the time off work to come up there! 🙁 Thanks again

Added: August 9, 2018
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Bill, and the whole team of helpers and supporters you have inspired, I am speechless. I have followed this project from the start (tipping in a bit of financial support now and then when funds were low - I say this not to show off but to encourage others, particularly new followers, these guys are all volunteers and whether it be for rivets, beers, fuel (!) they will appreciate it)The speed at which the final build came together took me by surprise but not nearly as much as how the boat has performed. I genuinely believed you when you said you were aiming for say 60mph and just planning - but clearly K7 only knows one way to go up and down a loch or lake. Blown away with not only the performance but just how right the she looks on those fast runs. David

Added: August 9, 2018
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Amazing to see Bluebird back where she belongs ... On the Water. Truly historic.
Congratulations from all of the Spirit of Australia II team on this remarkable achievement. Many people find it hard to understand what it takes to achieve what you have as a team, kudos to you all.
Who knows maybe once we have completed our record attempt next year we can find some way of getting the 2 boats together for a run :)
FYI we still have a photograph of Ken Warby laying a wreath on Coniston Water in memory of the great Donald Campbell if you would like a copy for your archives please let me know.


Added: August 8, 2018
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I have been interested in Bluebird since seeing the TV coverage when it found and raised - to see this legendary British piece of History fire up and move across water again is fantastic.
Credit to all the craftsman involved and great to see it done in the North East.
I will definitely make the trip to Coniston to see her run again.
To Infinity !


Added: August 7, 2018
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Wow.

What can I say other than a really impressive effort by the Team.

She's looking so awesome. I only wish I could be there watching it all but I will certainly be there up the road from home when K7 skims across Coniston once more.

This really is The Best of British.

K7 is back!!!!!!!


Added: August 7, 2018
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I found the story of Bluebird by accident today, August 6th, on Fox News. Being a history buff I preceded to dive into the story of Donald Campbell and Bluebird along with the many people involved in the recovery and restoration. When I was a young lad Evil Knievel was the most famous daredevil that I admired and to learn about Donald was quite refreshing, a true bravado. A job well done by Bill and his crew and for Donald's family it is nice to see a tragedy 51 years ago have a silver lining in the end. I am sure Donald is looking down with a smile! Like Elvis, Donald lives on! :)

Added: August 7, 2018
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Congratulations on a truly WONDERFUL achievement to ALL THE TEAM! It is FANTASTIC to see Bluebird in the water and looking so beautiful. I cannot convey my pride enough in all things British and in your engineering skills.

To repeat a BBC reporter:- 'what you see today is what would have been seen in the 60s'...it brings a shiver to the spine and a tear to eye reflecting on those times.

THANK YOU

ps...when's the film coming out now you have the main star of the picture??


Added: August 6, 2018
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Bill Thank you from the bottom of my heart to you and all the team for your truly fantastic engineering achievement and giving Bluebird the chance to live again. I have one of your limited addition prints of Bluebird but by any chance will you be doing a plaque or print in the future listing the names of everyone who made the impossible come true. I would be so proud to display it next to the print.

Added: August 5, 2018
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