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by Malcolm Ops
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 20
Views: 2787

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

Even with those characters called "e m o j I s", that try to convey the context of comments and the emotion of a statement, what does upset me most is how the selective use of parts of comments made on forums, such as this one, are reproduced to convey 'the whole story'. Even publishing a whole sent...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 20
Views: 2787

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

The crew training event in 2018 took 30 weeks of detailed planning and probably 10 weeks of pre-planning and research. Say 40 weeks in total. It would seem that on other forms of social media there is discussion of the information I have given above. I understand it is being used to try to show tha...
by Malcolm Ops
Thu May 30, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 20
Views: 2787

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

Renegadenemo wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 10:30 pm
... we're assuming it's all hands to the pumps for a Proving Trial in 2020.
Whilst I can call a good meeting I know nothing.

As a non gambler (yes, even in Vegas) I would not put any money down on the confirmation of action. :lol:
by Malcolm Ops
Thu May 30, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 17866

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Renegadenemo wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 12:53 pm
Cancelled my cottage in Bute for the summer.
You will be missed. Being summer the drive to Kingarth would have been ice free. The Isle becomes a UK summer holiday and a chance to see the sites that were missed last August and June and January.
by Malcolm Ops
Wed May 29, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 20
Views: 2787

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

Renegadenemo wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 10:52 am
It's to be hoped there's much frantic activity going on. Surely it must be on for 2020.
As I cannot be in Coniston at this time of year, I too must hope that the lack of any contact must mean that plans are progressing without any 'problems', in the village.
by Malcolm Ops
Mon May 27, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 20
Views: 2787

Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

Just looked back in old diaries and forward in the 2019 diary, so I am posting some information. The crew training event in 2018 took 30 weeks of detailed planning and probably 10 weeks of pre-planning and research. Say 40 weeks in total. It is some 40 weeks since Bluebird K7 was at the centre of th...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon May 06, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 3935

Re: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN

That is a point of conjecture. The boat was willed by DMC to Leo Villa in the event of his demise, so that Villa could continue DMC's work. The fact that the Campbell Family Trust gifted it to the Ruskin when it was willed to Villa, and should rightfully be owned by Leo Villa's Estate, casts quite ...
by Malcolm Ops
Fri May 03, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1262
Views: 375479

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

I hope that those who study the subject of speed history learn from this story and we will see it applied to a subject close to enthusiasts hearts. Have no fear, Malcolm. 'Diver Bill Smith' is about to return - gulp! :lol: I was able to watch a wreck diving programme (probably about 2004) on the bo...
by Malcolm Ops
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1262
Views: 375479

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

I have just completed one of the profiles for the Speed Record Club - Worldwide Speed Hall of Fame. This was of John Godfrey Parry Thomas, three time outright World Land Speed Record holder, sadly killed on Pendine Sands in 1927. The car he was driving was called 'BABS' and after the inquest into th...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New Members
Replies: 457
Views: 179076

Re: F1SteveUK

He is active on facebook under his own name (Steve Holter), so you will reach him on social media.