45 Years Ago Today.

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45 Years Ago Today.

Post by Graham Milne » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:42 am

In just under 10 minutes time I'll be proposing a toast (coffee only unfortunately) to the great man himself. RIP Mr D.C, and let us never forget you.
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Post by Antoine » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:55 am

RIP Donald Malcolm Campbell, Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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Post by Renegadenemo » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:33 pm

Aye... I was born in 67 - stop reminding me!
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Post by sheppane » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:37 pm

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DMC and K7 at about 280 mph on the penultimate run, after the 297.6 mph, 7.517 second dash south through the measured kilometre on Coniston Water... Full House!
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Remember ... Always ... 08:48 - January 4 1967... Legend...
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Re: 45 Years Ago Today.

Post by James-C » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:49 pm

I held my own 3 minutes silence the morning RIP Donald

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Post by Terminator » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:34 am

Its been along windy torrential day up here in Coniston. However this did not deter me from heading down to the lakeside at 08.47am to stand in gales and rain paying my respects to the Donald. Only the water lapping around my feet whilst stood on the jetty interrupted my 4 minute silence as I stood alone and looked out across the lake. I closed my eyes and tried to imagine what it must have been like on that day 45yrs ago today especially with it falling on the very same day of the week a Wednesday. At 08.51am I stood down from my four minute silence and contemplated for a few moments how D.C must have felt having set a 7.525 sec 1st run through the kilo traps and in doing so achieving the average speed of 297.28 m.p.h. " Full House, Full House that's Three" He was so close to achieving his goal and urgently sought his speed then headed North back up the lake reaching a peak speed of 328 m.p.h before tragedy intervened and robbed him of his goal of being the first man to exceed 300 m.p.h on water. So close yet so far a brave man indeed who's name will live on in History especially once his iconic craft is conservered in his honour by a bunch of splendid chaps and chapss's :D

One thing is certain he would not have made that run had it been like it has been today weather wise. The lake is very high indeed and in danger of flooding again. The lads from the boat shed are on red alert as water has entered the boat yard and is probably in the boat house by now as it was only inches away at 9pm but it continues to lash down as I type. Anybody attending the speed record club event this weekend in Coniston is advised to bring their Wellingtons
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Re: 45 Years Ago Today.

Post by Digitaljunior » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:07 pm

I wasn't sure whether to post this article or not, but I think for the people who aren't local and won't get chance to see it I thought I would.

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With the greatest respect DMC.

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Re: 45 Years Ago Today.

Post by paul63mod » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:14 pm

The 4th of jan is never forgotten and it is also my brother Terry's birthday and he was 12 on the day donald perished and i was only 3 :(

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Post by paul63mod » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:16 pm

Digitaljunior wrote:I wasn't sure whether to post this article or not, but I think for the people who aren't local and won't get chance to see it I thought I would.

With the greatest respect DMC.
thanks for posting , i live about 350 miles away so would never have seen :o

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