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by Malcolm Ops
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 54 Years Ago - On This Day...
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: 54 Years Ago - On This Day...

Renegadenemo wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:51 am
The legend of Donald Campbell had begun.
We were, however, invited to the Speed Record Club dinner that night quite by chance where many people taught us lots
I can recall the Geordie 'bloke' at that evening meal, but who else were with you?
by Malcolm Ops
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Timing - How were DMC's Runs in K7 Timed....?
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: Timing - How were DMC's Runs in K7 Timed....?

The precision clocks are activated (as they are at Speed Records Week today) by tracking telescopes. These are focused on the bow of the craft and activate when they are aligned with the timing post on the opposite shore. [They may have used two telescopes, one behind and higher than the other, for ...
by Malcolm Ops
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin
Replies: 191
Views: 50434

Re: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin

Not sure I ever know more than the BBP crew, Bill. :lol: :lol: I did use the phrase "If the whole process were straightforward ....." I may be optimistic in thinking that the decision makers responsible for the Ruskin Museum could decide that it would be 'correct' to have direct contact in...
by Malcolm Ops
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin
Replies: 191
Views: 50434

Re: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin

Thanks Richie. Just some background for the readership. The 'outgoing' 2010 Bye Laws were my introduction to working with the BBP. This introduction came about when a Mr. Bill Smith was quoted in print as saying "the craft Bluebird K7 will be rebuilt to the condition as on the morning of 4th Ja...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin
Replies: 191
Views: 50434

Re: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin

The consultation has ended and the new Bye Laws for Coniston Water have been accepted (16/12), confirmed and come in to use in January 2021. The onus then falls on to the village to organise their homecoming festival for Bluebird K7 and with it agree to the team to conduct the Proving Trial of the b...
by Malcolm Ops
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 150814

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Due to the reception the Morris family received, they were /are reluctant to go back into the field of running her until K7 has done what needs to be done, they have no wish repeat the problems they received. They have absolutely no wish to detract from the K7 project or compete with it in any way....
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 150814

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

The craft called K777 exists but has not been operated for many years. It is owned by Helical Technology in the UK. I do not know if the vehicle collection owned by Helical is open for public viewing.
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1105
Views: 886307

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Elvington Crash update: The Police informal interviews of those who were present on the Airfield are on-going (17/10). Once completed the Coroner will receive a report from the Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police. Motorsport UK (the governing body) and the HSE are running parallel inquiries. B...
by Malcolm Ops
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin
Replies: 191
Views: 50434

Re: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin

For Geoff Holme, Whilst our paths cross at times, I was the person who could rely on Geoff in the late nineties to answer the call to assist at Land Speed Record attempts, particularly those for Primetime LSR. Giving up a speed passion as strong as it was has thrown me somewhat and I haven't the wor...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1105
Views: 886307

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

It was intended as raising questions about how safe the vehicles are/were for the intended speeds There are now two ongoing inquiries and the matters concerning you all will be revealed in the Coroners Court. The vehicle remains under the control of the police, they took control of the accident sce...