Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

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Post by captain sparkle » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:52 am

Looking like there will be no Records Week this year -
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Post by JfromJAGs » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:02 pm

Seams like the whole UK gets rid of itself.

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Post by Renegadenemo » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:35 pm

Now we all know a nice, speedboat-friendly island in Scotland. Don't laugh, have a think about it, why not relocate Records Week to the Kyles of Bute?

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=kyles ... xCg69uIDEM:
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Post by midlife » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:50 pm

Excellent idea Bill, imagine the extra revenue that would bring to the island so late in the season...
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Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:24 pm

It's a long, straight and usually flat stretch of water. saltwater,admittedly, but so what? The boats will float better in denser water and they will shower off once back ashore then it's beers in the back room of the Bull or over to the Golfer's or wherever else.
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Post by captain sparkle » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:07 am

All is not yet lost, for the speed boat speedsters, apparently -
https://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/17570302 ... this-year/

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Post by Malcolm Ops » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:16 pm

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 the accident the team buried it in the dunes beside the famous sands. In 1969 the car was 'resurrected' and after a fifteen year rebuild, by Owen Wyn-Owen, the operating car has been driven on the sands and can now be seen under power at major motor sporting events in the UK, such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The car also has two 'spiritual homes', having been speed raced on Pendine Sands, but it was prepared at a garage on the Brooklands race circuit. There is a museum at Brooklands and (although currently being rebuilt and enlarged) there is another,the Museum of Speed, at Pendine which share the display of this car.

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.
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Post by ace_chris » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:28 pm

Well said Sir Malcolm! And a similar situation with Bluebird K3 I guess too

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Post by Renegadenemo » Wed May 01, 2019 12:09 am

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. Worst case this year is we run a few fundraisers so people can come see all our hard work, enjoy a BBQ and a presentation then we can all retire to the pub to swap the stories that we could never post on here - all proceeds to charity, of course. After that we'll not make this year's mistake of asking nicely and just invoke a clause in our contract that allows us to run the boat so long as we give notice.
12 months notice ought to be enough so we'll do that for 2020 while lighting the BBQ and get her wet next year instead - prepping her will give us a nice winter project.
In the meantime she can stay warm and dry under her cover in her other spiritual home because Rich is dragging me back into the sea on Sat.

'Diver Bill Smith' is about to return - gulp! :lol:
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Post by midlife » Wed May 01, 2019 2:05 am

Should we warn anyone Bill, Greenpeace, coast guard etc?
If you want to generate some funds I’m sure there will be tons of expensive metal in the canal near our factory lol
Put me down for a ticket to the barbecue please[.]
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