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by Pullman99
Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 99
Views: 64059

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

Today, 29th September 2012, is the 60th anniversary of the death of John Cobb at Loch Ness in 1952. His initial run with Crusader that day resulted in a recorded speed of 206.89mph thus making Cobb the first person to set a speed in excess of 200mph on water. As we know, sadly, on his return run, it...
by Pullman99
Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 376
Views: 195405

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Give it up guys-battles lost-give up gracefully.-Rant over. Hear hear... Quite. I saw the former Carrick at The Scottish Maritime Museum (and used to see it regularly as a child on visits to Glasgow) and always felt that they were a bit overstretched to do very much about restoring her. Adelaide an...
by Pullman99
Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: "The Heart Of The Gnat"
Replies: 67
Views: 51619

Re: "The Heart Of The Gnat"

We were on a shopping trip to Portsmouth yesterday but called by at Hamble to see XM693. It's displayed in spurious "Red Arrows" livery but seems to be kept fairly clean. The site is on a corner of the GE Aviation factory (the old Folland works) opposite The Harrier pub (you'd have thought The Gnat ...
by Pullman99
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 99
Views: 64059

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

A reminder that this year will be the 60th anniversary (on the 29th September) of John Cobb's fatal accident at Loch Ness. Just wondered if anyone was aware of any "official" recognition of this event locally. I believe that the BBC have been working on a documentary. Does anyone have any further in...
by Pullman99
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 922099

Re: Pic of the Day

Bristol Siddeley?
by Pullman99
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 376
Views: 195405

Re: SS Nomadic (& other historic vessels)

Don't get me started on paintings / art.. £45m for a piece of "art" that has little to no significance to British culture is a little OTT! And.. there's more. The latest art drain supported by the HLF amidst general loss of funding (did I mention The Olympics?) for truly important heritage projects...
by Pullman99
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Donald Campbell's LSR
Replies: 6
Views: 7051

Re: 50th Anniversary of Donald Campbell's LSR

Just a reminder that - although the 50th is in two years time - today is the 48th anniversary of Donald's record with CN7 at Lake Eyre on the 17th July 1964.

Still ranks as one of the all-time great achievements in LSR history and the story of this remains an inspiration to many.
by Pullman99
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Dead Metal
Replies: 109
Views: 65619

Re: Dead Metal

Renegadenemo wrote:Oh wow! How gorgeous is that?
Very!

Now, I wonder if they could do an R Type or two?
by Pullman99
Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Dead Metal
Replies: 109
Views: 65619

Re: Dead Metal

just came across this interesting little film which I thought some here might enjoy. The recreation of the Ferrari 156 "Sharknose" entered in GPs in 1961 and 1962 by Ecurie Nationale Belge for Olivier Gendebien was completed a couple of years ago for Belgian enthuisiast Jan Biekens. Hence the yellow...
by Pullman99
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Lakeland Motor Museum/'Across The Lake' Mock Up
Replies: 124
Views: 75075

Re: Lakeland Motor Museum/'Across The Lake' Mock Up

Richie when I was there it was labeled as 'found washed up on the shores of Windermere' now I know the crash was violent but I never knew wreckage flew over Grizedale Forest!It wasn't labeled as donated by anyone.What was strange was when I visited this time last year and it had been taken off disp...