bluebird-k7 wrote:Donald Stevens has told me today that he's just picked up some copies of his new 'Bluebird CN7 - The Inside Story' book from his publishers Veloce Publishing.
The book is 128 pages long & hardback. There are over 100 photographs and diagrams, many not previously seen before in the public domain.
For people who don't know who Donald Stevens is, he was the Norris Brothers 1st employee and joined the company aged 19. and worked on the design of K7's cockpit & water baffles, but entered National Service before Donald achieved his 1st record at Ullswater.
When Donald completed his National Service, he returned to the Norris Brothers, and became the Project - Co-ordinator for the design & construction of Bluebird CN7. This is his 1st book.
For people who do know Donald - they'll know his talks at the Blue Bird Supporters Club open day events are always well received, and give his personal insight what it was like to work with Ken & Lew Norris, Donald Campbell & all the Norris Bros employees, who maybe don't get the recognition they deserve.
Where Can I Get This Book From??
This book is available directly from the author & costs £29 & also £5 to anywhere in the United Kingdom .
For this you get also get an exclusive DVD, which is not available elsewhere & has never been on public release before. It's a 30 minute, colour film DVD from the Owen Organisation 'Project Bluebird' which details the final runs. The DVD has a timeline on but does not interfere with the main picture.
This is a unique opportunity, to own a rare DVD, and a superb book. He will also sign it with any suitable inscription.
To contact Donald, his address is:- Brindles, Golford, Cranbrook, Kent, TN7 3PA, or email him at:- email@example.com
If you want to see a 12 minute interview with the author, and some of the footage on the DVD, go to:-
Hope this is of interest
Mike Bull wrote:Tell a lie, there's one other modern colour pic of the car in the book.
Interesting, the stuff in there alluding to companies not liking to work under Leo...or just sour grapes from the author after falling out with him? Plus there's at least one photo (cockpit, p.41) that's been printed in reverse, and another tiny one (p.113) that purports to be Ken Norris on the flooded Lake Eyre, but I'm pretty sure it's actually the older Ken with John Ackroyd during one of the Thrust 2 wash-outs?! Then we have Ken dying in October 2006 on one page and in 2005 on another, then a photo of Ken with the early Quicksilver model with some speculation that amounts to the author saying he doesn't know for sure what that was all about, while on the facing page it mentions Ken's work as a consultant on the early concept of Quicksilver!? Plus Maurie Parfit gets called 'Morry' and 'Morri' in the book also...
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