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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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Re: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films

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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Re: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films

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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Re: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:12 am

Not all archive pictures are grainy- far from it in fact. Some of them are glorious high resolution, both in colour and black and white, and the photo archive overall- those pics in the public domain, or held by collectors, or those in books etc- have been a vast help throughout the whole rebuild. The boat was endlessly photographed through it's life, though it still often turns out that the perfect picture of a certain part will have someone stood in front of it, and so on- so having just the right image is part of the battle, and then interpreting them is another matter again, but I think that's a sport Bill and I in particular rather enjoy! 8-)
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Re: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films

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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Re: Looking Back In Time- Archive Bluebird Photos

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
Wayne


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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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