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Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:13 pm

Fantastic machine!

Did anyone but me see Seb Vettel at the weekend being shown a picture of it and saying, 'That's ugly, I wouldn't like to to 1000mph in that!'

I had to chuckle - I'd imagine a few people being most indignant at that remark but it was typical, off the cuff Vettel
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Post by quicksilver-wsr » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:45 pm

An extraordinary achievement to get this far. Incredible. Especially in today's climate, with sponsorship budgets being cut across the board.

It's only a matter of time until that 1997 record falls.

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Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:30 pm

Completely understandable. Even building that machine is an amazing achievement and I can't imagine how much work is going on behind the scenes to get it running in anger. It's frantic enough trying to get a little tin boat back into working order!
I've every faith that Richard will pull it off.
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Post by rob565uk » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:26 pm

Mike Bull wrote:A year until the car runs-

http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/news/blood ... tober-2017
Good news that the final sponsorship/partnership deals seem to be in place and the Team can finally press on towards the attempt. I wish them every good fortune.

A great piece of British engineering and in the true spirit of Donald Campbell who was proposing his own 800 mph plus attempts 50 years ago!




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Post by Gareth Hayes » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:08 pm

Mike Bull wrote:Andy Green's latest diary is quite the read...it makes K7's cockpit seem even more antiquated than ever!

http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/blog/andy- ... tober-2015
That just shows how technology in general has advanced since the era when K7 was a record breaker. If Donald Campbell & his team were all alive & attempting either water or land speed records, the 21st century Bluebird would doubtless have all the bells & whistles that 2016 could supply. In fact, wasn't K7 considered to be technologically advanced when it was first built?

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Post by conistoncollie » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:59 am

I wonder why the half Union Jack graphic is upside down on the tail fin?

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Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:24 pm

I wonder why the half Union Jack graphic is upside down on the tail fin?
They like to copy us - K7's is the wrong way up. And they call their diary a diary too...
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Post by ace_chris » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:41 pm

Indeed! And I hear they are ditching the rocket engine for a Nuclear power plant :lol:

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Post by rob565uk » Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:28 pm

ace_chris wrote:Indeed! And I hear they are ditching the rocket engine for a Nuclear power plant :lol:
Perhaps they ordered a number U235 with a side order of fission ......


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Post by malcolm uk » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:53 pm

Mike Bull wrote:Not sure if it's correct but someone online pointed out that all mention of Jaguar has been removed from the car and their website- but I guess sponsors come and go.
The Geely cars are just for the South African attempt, if I read the statements made on Monday correctly. The Jaguar engine stays to pump peroxide. Bloodhound branded Jaguar cars have been seen on the roads of the UK.
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