Renegadenemo wrote:Now I was told - and I have no idea whether it's true or not - that the K7 rebuild was the inspiration for this endeavour and another, yet to be unveiled, project with similar aims.
There is considerable discussion going on at the moment as well as reference to the related topic of rebuilding vehicles that have been responsible for driver deaths. In this case, another driver and three marshals were killed at Montlhery and the wreck remained in the basement of a private museum - the now disbanded Rosso Bianco Collection - in Germany until fairly recently. That Collection had commissioned, and exhibited, a reproduction, albeit not a totally accurate one, from Lynx Engineering at Shoreham. The subject is aired quite frequently with many differing and opposing views expressed by the contributors. Bluebird K7 has often been highlighted in this context.
Not far from me, and having had some restoration work carried out for its Italian owner, is Lotus 72 R2 which is the car in which Jochen Rindt had his fatal accident on the 5th September 1970. Whether or not that rebuild will ever be completed (it has been the subject of huge controversy ever since the Monza accident) is unknown but the whole issue makes many people in the world of historic motorsport very uncomfortable.
The circumstances of K7's rebuild, and the enormous dedication of everyone involved, is truly inspirational and your achievement in reaching the stage you have is a huge credit to you Bill and for all your team. I would say that the awareness that many others - in many different fields - now have of K7's rebuild may be more far reaching than some realise and undoubtedly has the ability to continue not only to inspire others in their endeavours but to influence how other projects may be perceived by a wider audience including the acceptability of restoring such vehicles as the Lindner Nocker E Type.