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Scots Pine
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Re: New Members

Post by Scots Pine » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:20 pm

Total newbie to BB & the project.

Got hooked through a certain song & a visit to the LD last year & been following ever since.
Native to Argyll - brought up on Loch Eck side for 20 years, now over in Ayrshire but the family home is still back there.

Totally amazing to see BB on Loch Fad, never thought I'd see it do that speed with my own eyes...and to chat with Gina for 20 mins just topped off a lovely couple of days that will live long in the memory!

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Re: New Members

Post by tys1977 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:37 pm

Evening folks,
Registered to simply add my congratulations to the team for a fantastic job over the last 20 odd years culminating in the last couple of weeks on Bute, to see the project reach this stage of the restoration is amazing, I live close to and work around The Lake District and obviously DC and Bluebird are the stuff of local legend, I'd have loved to have got to Bute to see you guys operating her but sadly had commitments the two weeks you were there, the online coverage has been superb though, a true treat to watch of an evening after work to see what had been achieved that day, I'm very much into photography and can be found most weeks up in the hills of the lakes photographing fighter jets as they fly through at low level, however I am very much looking forward to seeing you guys the next occasion you take her out on trials and hope to get some photos of her running.

Congratulations to you all once again, superb dedication to the task and an amazing result so far...

Kindest regards

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Location: Manchester, UK

Re: New Members

Post by JohnTheBikeMan » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:07 pm

Hi, new to the forum but have been observing from afar.

Absolutely love our benevolent dictator's rants!

Tremendous admiration for everything you've all achieved.
I am the one who guided you this far
All you know and all you feel
Nobody must know my name
For nobody would understand
And you kill what you feel...

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Re: New Members

Post by Eldritch » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:00 pm

New Member

For all of you involved with this Noble project a huge heart-felt thank you.
Gladly help in any way I can.

Makes you proud to be British

Regards Andy

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Re: New Members

Post by rich105e » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:37 pm

Hi Bill and the team, registered on the forum after seeing the very first run on Bute but have only just got around to submitting a post. I've been following the project for a few years and we extended our holiday in the lake district this year specifically to travel up to Bute to see Bluebird. Seeing the first run of K7, meeting some of the team and speaking to Gina made it one of the most memorable days of my life! Keep up the good work!

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Re: New Members

Post by Fulcrum29 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:16 pm

Hello everyone!

I've joined this forum because I'm really into prototype/record vehicles from the X-15 to the Bloodhound SSC, and I could't gloss over the Bluebird vehicles. I wanted to discuss the design, creation and history of these projects as to learn more than Google and Wikipedia already gave; I hope I'll be able to become part of the community!

Have a nice day.

Malcolm Ops
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Re: New Members

Post by Malcolm Ops » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:34 pm

Fulcrum29 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:16 pm
really into prototype/record vehicles from the X-15 to the Bloodhound SSC, .... I wanted to discuss the design, creation and history of these projects ….. I'll be able to become part of the community!
Blatant sales pitch time :roll: :roll: :roll: - the Speed Record Club is another the group of people who may know a little bit about every speed project from the 19th Century forward. Some members are Bluebird fanatics, of course. The SRC has a page on faceb****** (Bill's favourite social media site :lol: ) and there is a website to which questions can be sent. With the 111th issue of Fast FACTS published this month there is a lot of reading, should you feel so inclined.

Of course anything K7 related ('66/'67 version) is best answered here.
Malcolm Ops

Derby, England

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Re: New Members

Post by Fulcrum29 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:41 pm

Well, I'm not complaining about the sales pitch, since it's definitely something I'll be checking out! I don't use Facebook that often (I used to be a heavy user and am trying to browse the damn thing less) but I know what I'll do next time I'll visit that site.

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Re: New Members

Post by Monoxa » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:26 am

Hii, nice to be here :)

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Location: The opposite end of Australia to Lake Dumbleyung.

Re: New Members

Post by Filtertron » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:27 pm

Seems I haven't posted here yet, as I find it awkward posting about myself.

I became captivated with K7 when a friend shared a report on her return to the water on Loch Fad. I did know what K7 was previous to this, and had seen the footage of Donald Campbell coming to grief when I was about six (I'm thirty eight now). For some reason, I've always remembered it. A couple of years ago, my immediate family did a tour of the U.K (Griswalds style) as a present to the old man for his seventieth birthday. He came from Hastings on the South Coast, immigrating to Australia in 1972. We visited Coniston Water to ride on the Gondola, mainly as I'm a bit of a steam nut and like boats (mainly the type driven by paddle wheels). I did see the Bluebird Cafe, but didn't make the connection. It was a day later that the penny dropped, when I picked up a book in the Hawkshead Post Office about Donald Campbell and K7 while waiting for a car rental company to get it's act together and replace the car which broke down with a new one. I wish I had have bought the book now...I reckon the BBP have done a terrific job in bringing K7 back to life, and look forward to hopefully see her run on Lake Dumbleyung one fine day, where Donald Campbell achieved his greatest triumph.

Other interests are railways; paddle steamers and guitars (hence my use nickname).



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