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by Filtertron
Mon May 06, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 13518

Re: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN

That is a point of conjecture. The boat was willed by DMC to Leo Villa in the event of his demise, so that Villa could continue DMC's work. The fact that the Campbell Family Trust gifted it to the Ruskin when it was willed to Villa, and should rightfully be owned by Leo Villa's Estate, casts quite ...
by Filtertron
Mon May 06, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 13518

Re: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN

In the interests of democratic balance, those who believe that Bluebird should be handed to her legal owners, and return to Coniston where the public can see her on a daily basis, may be interested in this petition: <snipped> That is a point of conjecture. The boat was willed by DMC to Leo Villa in...
by Filtertron
Mon May 06, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Australian Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 31726

Re: The Australian Replica

Found this cool video you lot may enjoy - especially good if you've always wondered what the Metro-Vic engine sounded like.
Looks like DMC was only wearing budgie smugglers and his helmet when he broke the record too...



Enjoy!
by Filtertron
Sat May 04, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 41044

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Have you read the comments in the petition, Bill?
Quite a lot of people have written their opinion down to go with their virtual signature. Terrific support for the BBP.
by Filtertron
Thu May 02, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo
Replies: 194
Views: 167930

Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo

A (w)hole in one right there, Biscuits. :mrgreen:
by Filtertron
Thu May 02, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo
Replies: 194
Views: 167930

Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo

I have signed it too. If anybody knows the bloke who started the petition, may I suggest that the title is changed from 'Bill Smith' to 'The Bluebird Project'? Don't get me wrong here - I have the utmost respect for Bill, who I think is a top bloke, but the restoration and the running of K7 has been...
by Filtertron
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 8908

Re: Spoon frogs and other such craft work

According to the dreaded Google, it's a 34 hour drive for me at nearly 3300km distance. I'll quite happily drive it if you can get K7 here. There is also the appeal of replicating it's 1964 tour. K7 must have been landed in Melbourne, as there is footage of it passing through Kaniva on the back of a...
by Filtertron
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 8908

Re: Spoon frogs and other such craft work

Those metal flowers look terrific, and I agree that they look better painted. I'd love to buy one of your spoon frogs, Bill. I quite like frogs, and used to be able to rattle off the scientific names for a lot of Australian frogs too. I'm not really a craftsman of anything, but I don't mind taking t...
by Filtertron
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New Members
Replies: 379
Views: 234773

Re: New Members

the Ruskin Museum will receive the parts of K7 that they own...delivered in a skip. Maybe you can help Ads and me build his guitar then. He wants to make a bass and I've always fancied a stab at a guitar but apart from that our experience amounts to zero. that said, our jet hydroplane experience wa...
by Filtertron
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New Members
Replies: 379
Views: 234773

Re: New Members

Seems I haven't posted here yet, as I find it awkward posting about myself. I became captivated with K7 when a friend shared a report on her return to the water on Loch Fad. I did know what K7 was previous to this, and had seen the footage of Donald Campbell coming to grief when I was about six (I'm...