Sadly, I can't really argue with that. I speak to a LOT of people about Bluebird stuff and that is the general consensus. There's the occasional one who remain adamant that she can do no wrong and that's their opinion but it's not widely held.Yep . Gina has zero credibility after her last episode .
There was one especially revolting episode where Gina alleged that I had said something along the lines of 'Campbell is yesterday's man, we are the new guard', or some such. What I was actually trying to explain was that as DMC passes from living memory and we ran a big blue jet-powered monster there was a whole new generation coming to the story but from the point of view of boat first, Campbell second, that times they were a-changing.
I suspect that most, if not all, of the youngsters who watched K7 running on Bute neither knew nor cared who used to drive it. Ted or Stew climbing out in their racing overalls and crash helmet was enough for them so this shift in perception was going to require an equal shift in how the story was told and this morphed into, 'Campbell is yesterday's man', etc.
If you don't move with the times you get left behind so having proved that K7 would run, the 'crusty old museum' attitude was the right one (not that the wing is crusty or old - it's a nice space) because the underlying sentiment was that K7 should be alive and out there running rather than home-ported and gathering dust. The times had changed from us lot beavering away in K7's workshop to now we had something very special that people were likening to Concorde and the Vulcan - something equally iconic to pick up their mantle. Then what - a total change of face to 'get it in the museum now or I'll stamp my feet'. It wasn't a clever move and, as you say, credibility zero after that.