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by VdGGfan
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 84360

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

What a kick in the teeth for you and the whole team, Bill.
IMO Coniston doesn't deserve BBP or K7.
You would be welcome back on Bute anytime ... if legally possible.
Hope everything works out for you.

Douglas
by VdGGfan
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 78
Views: 8097

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Bute again then?
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by VdGGfan
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 66408

Re: Isle of Bute

Bill,

Delighted you are considering bringing Bluebird back to Bute.
If you could persuade H & co. to make an appearance that really would be Out of this World!
by VdGGfan
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!
Replies: 16
Views: 4090

Re: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!

As a fairly OT link to recent activity, there used to be a hovercraft on Bute back in the 1960s offering pleasure trips to sightseers. I remember because I went on one! Iirc it was an SRN5 which left from the beach near Rothesay Pavilion and landed ashore in the middle of nowhere -I suspect at Ardy...
by VdGGfan
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!
Replies: 16
Views: 4090

Re: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!

As a fairly OT link to recent activity, there used to be a hovercraft on Bute back in the 1960s offering pleasure trips to sightseers. I remember because I went on one! Iirc it was an SRN5 which left from the beach near Rothesay Pavilion and landed ashore in the middle of nowhere -I suspect at Ardyn...
by VdGGfan
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)
Replies: 24
Views: 6489

Re: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)

A huge "thank you" to team Bluebird for bringing K7 to our beautiful island. I am not a native Brandane but have lived here for well over 30 years and I am sure quite a few here would agree we sometimes take the local scenery for granted. The island always looks good on TV, but the coverage, especia...
by VdGGfan
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 66408

Re: Isle of Bute

Just watched the Sky News film - superb! The team came across really well on camera - great to hear all the comments. K7 star of the show, of course - that drone film of her coming back up the Fad at speed is absolutely stunning! Congratulations to all involved. (P.S. Thanks for the polo Mike ;) ) D...
by VdGGfan
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston - Spiritual Home?
Replies: 38
Views: 6695

Re: Coniston - Spiritual Home?

Hear hear! I was there at the relaunch and the emotion was tangible. This island was buzzing for a fortnight at a time we really needed some cheering up. I'm sure the people here would be happy to make Bluebird and the team honorary Brandanes (if such a title existed). You will be welcome back here ...
by VdGGfan
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: BBP Diary
Replies: 444
Views: 136662

Re: BBP Diary

Love the new pic on the homepage :)
Bluebird K7 straight out the box - she looks huge!
by VdGGfan
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New Members
Replies: 451
Views: 157553

Re: New Members

I have already posted (once) on the forum, but browsing the topics I see in the Welcome/Forum Guidelines page Mike's invitation to say "Hi" in this section, so I take the opportunity of doing so here . I have lived on the Isle of Bute for 35 years, but am originally from Glasgow where I lived for 30...