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by Malcolm Ops
Mon May 06, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 20
Views: 1353

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 Malcolm Ops
Fri May 03, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1261
Views: 340476

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

I hope that those who study the subject of speed history learn from this story and we will see it applied to a subject close to enthusiasts hearts. Have no fear, Malcolm. 'Diver Bill Smith' is about to return - gulp! :lol: I was able to watch a wreck diving programme (probably about 2004) on the bo...
by Malcolm Ops
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1261
Views: 340476

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

I have just completed one of the profiles for the Speed Record Club - Worldwide Speed Hall of Fame. This was of John Godfrey Parry Thomas, three time outright World Land Speed Record holder, sadly killed on Pendine Sands in 1927. The car he was driving was called 'BABS' and after the inquest into th...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New Members
Replies: 457
Views: 163313

Re: F1SteveUK

He is active on facebook under his own name (Steve Holter), so you will reach him on social media.
by Malcolm Ops
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Australian Replica
Replies: 38
Views: 20247

Re: The Australian Replica

The capturing of the stories that arose because of the 1964 attempt - along with the replica display and the interpretive story - show the spirit of those in Dumbleyung and in Australia for their part played in the Bluebird K7 & Donald Campbell story. It baffles me why any chance of a group or group...
by Malcolm Ops
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 93896

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

Don't recall anyone saying it would run on Loch Fad on the Isle of Bute TWICE before running on Coniston THEN going into the museum?? Had the Coniston Bluebird Event Working Group (CBEWG) put forward dates for 2019 (confirmed in early November 2018) for which they could actually organise the homeco...
by Malcolm Ops
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 93896

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

Exactly what do the trustees have to sign off on? All was signed off in 2006. They apparently don't agree with what you wanted signed in 2013. (part deleted) The Ruskin trustees have legal responsibilities, they are decent people who are probably sick of the entire dispute but they cannot just igno...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Visit to North Shields- model makers.
Replies: 99
Views: 6857

Re: Visit to North Shields- model makers.

They contaminate every other biscuit within a 3 mile radius. Only our John eats ginger biscuits. I know I do not turn up often, but I too eat Ginger Biscuits. To protect then from normal digestives and the like they just need their own small container (keeps them fresher being away from any 'normal...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 11077

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Tidying up around the desk and found some saved quotes, this one is perhaps appropriate:

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely"
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: David Tremayne's Stay Gold
Replies: 26
Views: 10966

Re: David Tremayne's Stay Gold

Renegadenemo wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:11 pm
… ahead of a few runs later in the year ....
How many and how fast?