Bluebird Archive Photos & Films

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Post by quicksilver-wsr » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:46 pm

An item with the headline "Unseen Donald Campbell speed record footage restored" has just appeared on the BBC News website ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-28308872

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Post by rob565uk » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:38 pm

Looking at that cover picture on the DVD, I am reminded again that Mr Campbell certainly had style as well as courage and bravery by the bucketful. I think I will be ordering a DVD.

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Post by Paul.mccaughtrie » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:21 pm

Found this pic on EBay for sale today,a press photo of Donald Campbell's chair which was featured in a newspaper the day after the tragic accident.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:00 pm

Yes, a few pic's of the rather forlorn seat were taken, later used by Mike and his then helper to prefectly reproduce the seat. Seems an age ago!
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Post by Paul.mccaughtrie » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:39 pm

So these grainy newspaper images helped you guys a lot? How did you decide where to start on K7?
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Post by Paul.mccaughtrie » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:22 am

I've been working on my own little Bluebird project at work,my forklift based on Bluebird.Doesn't quite get to 300mph :D
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Post by thebassmasta » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:10 am

sheppane wrote:0155457.jpgDuring the long drawn out 66/67 attempt, DMC also went for the world waterborne scooter record... here is Don returning to the jetty after the unsuccessful attempt. The scooter ran out of fuel on the way to the measured Kilo... and Louis Goosens had to rush to the rescue to refuel the craft... after that conditions were never the same again, and DMC returned to the WSR to drum up support for a future attempt.... (PS. This message is a day and a half late ;) )
Neil, in your book you show a picture of DMC piloting a water vespa, you have probably been told this before that it is actually a Lambretta j125 starstream, not an easy observation to be honest. On a positive note its a great book and i love reading all the facts and figures.

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Post by sheppane » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:21 pm

Thanks for letting me know. I will make that amendment should we ever do another reprint.
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Bluebird Archive Photos & Films

Post by midlife » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:22 pm

Hi all,
Well, I've just read this thread from start to finish, all 477 posts....
What a fantastic read & the pictures are amazing.
Cheers
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Nice earl pic

Post by StewDurham » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:55 pm

Good luck to the BBP team, makes me proud to be British (and a North-easterner to boot!). Damn fine work, chaps!

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