Donald Campbell 300+ A Speed Odyssey by David de Lara

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Post by malcolm uk » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:11 pm

At the Waterstones book launch on 24th November (in London) the guests attending include Gina Campbell and Ken Warby.
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Post by Paul.mccaughtrie » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:30 pm

This is a nice little page to like on Facebook,with short intresting videos and pics :)
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Post by Paul.mccaughtrie » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:41 pm

Selling signed prints now on the Speed Odyssey Facebook page ,some signed by Gina and some signed by Tonia
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Post by thebassmasta » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:52 pm

think i may have to buy myself another DC book, i have neil sheppards the final record attempt and the man behind the mask by david tremayne, both good reads

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Post by f1steveuk » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:52 pm

As long as my gallbladder behaves (due for removal 2nd December) I shall be there as well, as a contributor. I have been asked if I have any copies of Leap Into Legend I could bring along. The answer is no, I didn't retain any, plus, it's David's day, not mine, I think it would be a bit off if I did have any and took them along!!
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Post by Black Knight » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:35 pm

Apparently Ken Warby can't make it :cry:

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Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:18 pm

parts of the boat are drawn exactly to what we've done
One part had me howling laughing... the 'Larch Towers'.

They're not called Larch Towers, for goodness sake! We made that up.
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Post by Richie » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:53 pm

by larch you mean high grade steel towers !
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Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:05 pm

by larch you mean high grade steel towers !
Can't remember what they're really called, we'd have to pull the drawing, but on there somewhere it says to pack the insides with finest spruce, which somehow became larch, which then gave its name to the parts themselves but they're actually made of 316 stainless. The drawing allows for them to be fully welded or riveted so we welded them then put the rivets in so they looked like the old photos. Not a splinter of larch anywhere.
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Post by quicksilver-wsr » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:04 pm

I was rather late to David de Lara's Speed Odyssey book, as I don't collect nowadays and therefore normally don't even look - but I'm impressed. It is set out in a very clear way and has a good feel to it. The illustrations are superb and the text is nice and breezy.

I really hope it's doing well on the sales front, as it deserves a wide audience. I can't see how anyone could fail to find this account of Donald's life and achievements exhilarating.

It's stirring stuff!

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