'Donald Campbell- The Final Record Attempt' by Neil Sheppard

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Re: 'Donald Campbell- The Final Record Attempt' by Neil Shep

Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:56 am

Never mind saying hello! We came into the office this morning to find an ornament that's lain up on top of a cabinet for years gathering dust flung into the middle of the floor. Looks like he came to see us again instead.
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Post by Mike Bull » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:58 am

'Never mind poncing on in the bar, get on with the bloody job old boy!'

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Re: 'Donald Campbell- The Final Record Attempt' by Neil Shep

Post by corrine » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:00 pm

Thanks for posting this info, I am going to order a copy, good for you for putting it togeather
I wish someone would put a book togeather from the begining when Donald started, I remember
a long time ago the record breaking cars and boats came to Harrogate, I was very ypoung at the time
but I took some pictures, but alas over the years they have been lost, it would be great to seee them
all in thier splendure again. best regards Mac Harrogate :idea:

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Post by malcolm uk » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:23 pm

Corrine / Mac Harrogate

You may wish to get the following books to get as good a full story as possible, which I can recommend:

David Tremayne wrote - "Donald Campbell, The man behind the mask".

Steve Holter wrote - "Leap into Legend, Donald Campbell and the complete story of the World Speed Records"

Both Tonia and Gina have written about Donald, each from a family perspective as wife (#3) and daughter respectively.

Should you be in Coniston each can be purchased from the newsagents where you may get to meet Novie from the Bluebird Project :o .

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Post by lsrdatabase » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:51 pm

corrine wrote:Thanks for posting this info, I am going to order a copy, good for you for putting it togeather
I wish someone would put a book togeather from the begining when Donald started, I remember
a long time ago the record breaking cars and boats came to Harrogate, I was very ypoung at the time
but I took some pictures, but alas over the years they have been lost, it would be great to seee them
all in thier splendure again. best regards Mac Harrogate :idea:
Hi Corrine,

My book 'Rainbow Coloured' coves the full life (and build) of K7, see www.rainbowcoloured.co.uk

Kind regards, Fred

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Post by Renegadenemo » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:25 am

My book 'Rainbow Coloured' coves the full life (and build) of K7, see www.rainbowcoloured.co.uk
Is that you plugging your book again, Fred? If this was Pistonheads you'd be properly moderated... :D
But seriously, Fred has put a lot of work into his book and I'd also recommend Steve Holter's 'Leap', which is excellent, as is Dave Tremayne's 'The Man Behind The Mask'.
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Post by Mike Bull » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:20 am

I'll let the plug go this time! Actually doesn't the book also come on CD, and if so if it's centred on the boat shouldn't we have a copy for the workshop PC?

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Re: 'Donald Campbell- The Final Record Attempt' by Neil Shep

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:14 am

A word on some recent 'moderation' which took place in this thread, which I'll keep simple...

Someone asked about good Campbell books...Malcolm replied...user 'lsrdatabase' (Fred) appeared and plugged his book (again)...Bill made a light hearted comment about yet another plug, but which also praised the book...I also commented, remarking that I'd never actually seen the book and wondering if we shouldn't have a copy in the workshop...Fred decided that both these positive replies were actually us being sarcastic, and deliberately replied with sarcasm of his own (confirmed in his own words from another site, itself poor 'netiquette') Fed up with Fred's rare appearances turning more and more to belligerence every time, I simply got rid of it. Fred last night posted another angry capitalised rant on here, so I deleted that too. Now apparently this is us deleting anything we don't like...well actually, it's us deleting huffy and belligerent postings that serve no purpose other than to reflect badly on the person posting them. I'm told also that Fred has made comments about the BBP not being 'REAL fans', which kind of says it all really. :roll:

So that's that, and sorry for the diversion off-topic.

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Post by rob565uk » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:09 am

This is all very sad indeed but I for one agree with the action taken. Regarding the alleged "real fans" comment, I struggle to think of how the BBP Team can better demonstrate its committment than by spending thousands of voluntary hours over many years, often at considerable personal expense to its members and certainly without large-scale funding, on restoring K7 to running condition.

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Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:50 am

Sadly, a sense of humour is not something we've often shared with Fred. I don't mean that in a bad way it's just that our lot have skin like rhinoceros hide and the ability to laugh at ourselves and our misfortunes but not everyone is made that way. Can't have huffs and such in here though.
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