Across The Lake

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tony Pearson
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Across The Lake

Post by tony Pearson » Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:35 pm

Thanks for setting me straight on the Andy Green question, I am new to the site and will need time getting up to speed (excuse the pun). Another question I was at the lake land museam in the summer to see the replicas of the car and boat, does anyone know if they were actually powered or was the boat towed for filming as when I watch the 'across the lake' it looks as though it was. I am in two minds about the film as if it does justice to the event and the man.

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Post by Mike Bull » Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:09 pm

I THINK that the 'boat' was both towed in the film and powered by a small engine of some kind- open to correction on that though.

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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:17 pm

I was told by someone who worked on the film that the model was equipped with the engine from a Morris Minor but it's also been suggested that an outboard was strapped to it on occasions. Someone ought have a definitive answer. Anyone?
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Post by Mike Bull » Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:30 pm

I have a memory that the ATL mock-up K7 was featured in the studio on an episode of 'Blue Peter' at the time of the film being shown, but I've never been able to confirm this since.

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Post by Mike Bull » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:48 am

From a mate on a vintage TV forum who had a Blue Peter episode guide-

December 1987, third item in the programme; "Replica of Donald Campbell's Bluebird".

*does a happy dance*

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Post by Mike Bull » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:01 am

Thought I'd split this off into it's own topic while I was at it, as we mention the film often enough!

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Post by Piston Broke » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:10 am

Mike Bull wrote:From a mate on a vintage TV forum who had a Blue Peter episode guide-

December 1987, third item in the programme; "Replica of Donald Campbell's Bluebird".

*does a happy dance*

Don't supose he has a copy wouldn't mind seeing it
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Post by Mike Bull » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:12 am

No, but I'm working on it now I've had my 22 year old vague memory finally confirmed!

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Post by Pegasus » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:39 pm

I was fortunate enough to be able to "gatecrash" the first week of filming of Across the Lake. It's my understanding that the K7 replica was powered by a detuned F1 powerboat outboard engine. You can just make out the prop and rudder in the first pic. The air intake section was removable to allow for the crew and director to film from the pilots point of view.

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Re: Across The Lake

Post by Mike Bull » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:15 pm

Ooh, good pics, thank you for sharing!

The one of the filming is great- you can really see there that the 'replica' is not actually full sized at all.

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