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by quicksilver-wsr
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 391
Views: 71749

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Jordangbr wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:01 pm
Hmmm, what happened to the huge logo on the sides for that well known Chinese car maker?
Geely logo is back on there, Jordan - just the wording's not in English!

Great to see another landmark step.

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1293
Views: 167027

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

It's rather too early to speculate, but the Typhoon crash bears tragic hallmarks of G-LOC. There appears to have been no attempt to pull out of the dive and there was no attempt at ejecting either - at least, judging from what can be seen here. Very sad indeed. I saw an altogether happier display by...
by quicksilver-wsr
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 473
Views: 74522

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

I'd noticed this piece before coming on here today. Awfully nostalgic to view all those pix. I've great memories of seeing the QE2 being built, as I was living in Glasgow at the time. And then I saw it at very close quarters when it first left John Brown's, at the dry-dock at Greenock for fitting-ou...
by quicksilver-wsr
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1097
Views: 151903

Re: What have forum members been up to?

captain sparkle wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:48 am
Recently did our annual trip to the Classic TT/Manx Grand prix. I thought some of you may like to see (& hear!!) a small part of the 'tribute' lap by Michael Dunlop, commemorating the first 100mph lap of the TT by Bill McIntyre in 1957.
Pedantic - me?

Bob McIntyre.

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1190
Views: 162411

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

I don't know Daniel at all, but this is desperately sad news.

A reminder to us all, perhaps, that we take good health for granted at our peril.

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Across The Lake
Replies: 170
Views: 33066

Re: Across The Lake

Sadly for folks who remember Speed King - the excellent BBC drama about Sir Malcolm Campbell, made by the same team that in later years produced Across The Lake - the actor Robert Hardy has passed on.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40818839

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: ATL Script
Replies: 20
Views: 1694

Re: ATL Script

This Campbell trivia thing must be catching ...

I spotted the chap who plays Leo Villa in Across The Lake in an episode of The Avengers tonight.

[Dons anorak smartly and prances off with a jaunty gait]

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1293
Views: 167027

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Standing behind a 737 as it takes off has ended unfortunately for a lady on Sint Maarten today I'm unaware of the specific circumstances on this occasion, but I have seen some very nasty injuries resulting from folks there not showing sufficient respect for the power of these planes in such close p...
by quicksilver-wsr
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1293
Views: 167027

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

It was difficult enough raising that kind of money for the Vulcan, but for anything else I fear it won't happen in a month of Sundays. Sad, but that's the harsh reality of operating planes of this kind. I had a feeling when I first saw pictures of the crash that it wasn't going to be a good outcome....