Donald Campbell 300+ A Speed Odyssey by David de Lara

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Donald Campbell 300+ A Speed Odyssey by David de Lara

Post by Mike Bull » Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:18 pm

New book coming in November...
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Donald-Campbel ... d+campbell

Preview pages on the Facebook page look really good so far, apart from the inclusion of some ruddy awful profiles of the boat-

https://www.facebook.com/300-A-Speed-Od ... 2687496835
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Re: Donald Campbell 300+ A Speed Odyssey by David de Lara

Post by malcolm uk » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:11 pm

At the Waterstones book launch on 24th November (in London) the guests attending include Gina Campbell and Ken Warby.
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Re: Donald Campbell 300+ A Speed Odyssey by David de Lara

Post by Paul.mccaughtrie » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:30 pm

This is a nice little page to like on Facebook,with short intresting videos and pics :)
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Re: Donald Campbell 300+ A Speed Odyssey by David de Lara

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:13 am

...as linked to in my first post.

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Post by Paul.mccaughtrie » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:41 pm

Selling signed prints now on the Speed Odyssey Facebook page ,some signed by Gina and some signed by Tonia
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Re: Donald Campbell 300+ A Speed Odyssey by David de Lara

Post by thebassmasta » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:52 pm

think i may have to buy myself another DC book, i have neil sheppards the final record attempt and the man behind the mask by david tremayne, both good reads

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Post by f1steveuk » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:52 pm

As long as my gallbladder behaves (due for removal 2nd December) I shall be there as well, as a contributor. I have been asked if I have any copies of Leap Into Legend I could bring along. The answer is no, I didn't retain any, plus, it's David's day, not mine, I think it would be a bit off if I did have any and took them along!!
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Re: Donald Campbell 300+ A Speed Odyssey by David de Lara

Post by Black Knight » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:35 pm

Apparently Ken Warby can't make it :cry:

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Re: Donald Campbell 300+ A Speed Odyssey by David de Lara

Post by Mike Bull » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:48 am

Finally got a copy of this from Santa. A well produced book in a hefty square format, with nicely reproduced photos, some of which are 'new' but many of which were also used in the author's previous 'Leo Villa's Photo Album'. (Or 'The Big Book of Donald', as we call it in the workshop)

I chuckled at the cutaway drawing of the boat in '67 form; someone has obviously been paying very close attention to our 'pic of the day' and other pages, as parts of the boat are drawn exactly to what we've done, including 'new' items such as our take on the cockpit steering pivot, and the inclusion of our temporary, dangling installation of the cockpit wiring- since removed again- was a good one too. There were outright errors as well- the plumbing is all wrong on the swirl pot for one thing. But it's a great effort considering the detail packed into it, and heartening that someone is prepared to take notice of the fact that K7 actually still exists and can speak for herself- it's not all about having photo archives and old documents!

Good stuff. 8-)

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Re: Donald Campbell 300+ A Speed Odyssey by David de Lara

Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:18 pm

parts of the boat are drawn exactly to what we've done
One part had me howling laughing... the 'Larch Towers'.

They're not called Larch Towers, for goodness sake! We made that up.
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