Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

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Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Post by Healey nut » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:47 pm

This whole thread has turned to nothing more than a pantomime with a headless horse ,Or possibly a facebollocks rant (as Bill calls it) .
Can we actually all come back to reality here and I will ask one question .
Is K7 going to run somewhere on water in 2019 and when ?

And to be clear I don't give a flying frog fart as to who owns the boat . I just want to see her run like many many others .
I was only 4yrs old in 67 but have been a speed follower for I cant remember how long .
Can we please please please let this petty argument die .
Thats not an oil leak , its my patent pending Old British Sports Car rustproofing system . :mrgreen:

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Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Post by Richie » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:59 pm

I wish it would......

I hope we are running this year, I have booked time off work
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Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Post by longarmedgibbon » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:02 pm

No more posts from dad on this particular thread now me thinks .. ill see if he will build a turbine quicksilver model to see if its works. Ian lazenby

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Post by Renegadenemo » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:15 pm

Tell him l have many drawings and a very good cast resin model for reference. I love that 4 pointer design.
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Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Post by captain sparkle » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:27 am

In my opinion I cannot see how the 10 trustees of the Ruskin could let "the old girl" sit idle for ever.
If they did, unfortunately, I feel, no matter what we think, interest will wain over the years.
However, given 3 months a year, to "perform" "function" "display", or whatever you would like to call it, that would generate a great deal of publicity each & every year, assuring a constant flow of folks to Coniston & the museum for the remaining 9 months.
Surely it's a win - win situation?
And surely it's in everyones interest to get this (ownership/display terms & times etc.) sorted out ASAP.

Having said that, didn't someone (perhaps!) once say " any publicity is good publicity"!

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Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Post by Ernie Lazenby » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:22 am

My son misunderstood what I said. I will continue to post on this thread. He and I disagree about K7 but that's okay. Others must however refrain from trying to play him against me. Enough said on that.


To lighten up a little and to introduce references to chess as started by Richie;

There is a widely used defence for players with the black pieces, its called the 'Berlin Wall'. Black sets up a position and then says okay you try and break me down. At high level chess the game usually ends up a draw! No winner. H'mm sound familiar? but which side has the black pieces? ;) :D

The style of play I was famous for, although these days I am much more conservative in my play, was using speculative combinational tactics. Direct to the point trying to deliver the knockout blow. Maybe I need to be equally conservative on here? perhaps not you would not expect it of me however out of respect to the sensitivities of the volunteers I will tone it down a bit and won't labour the points I have made many times over. Lets see what happens next then I will comment again.

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Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Post by Healey nut » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:42 am

Never mind the chess Ernie ...
Maybe this question has been posted and answered before but I will ask it again anyway .
Irrespective of who owns what parts of K7 .
What is it about the restoration and running of K7 that you find so distasteful and why are you so against seeing her run on whatever body of water ?
Thats not an oil leak , its my patent pending Old British Sports Car rustproofing system . :mrgreen:

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Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Post by Ernie Lazenby » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:55 am

Healey nut wrote. What is it about the restoration and running of K7 that you find so distasteful

Read back in this thread, its all there I am not going to repeat it :) Don't think you will find anything to justify the last word you wrote. :roll:

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Post by Ernie Lazenby » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:22 pm

I love Bluebird- all types of Bluebird especially Echeveria 'Bluebird' from my collection of rare succulents ( I know, another anorak hobby :) )
Just trying to input a little less intensity.
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Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Post by Healey nut » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:25 pm

Water ?????
So you just dont like K7 getting wet ?
Thats not an oil leak , its my patent pending Old British Sports Car rustproofing system . :mrgreen:

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