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    Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

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    Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Fri 3 Aug 2018 - 16:40

    BBC Scotland They're going to trial it in Scotland first so if it crashes they can blame the SNP!





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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Mcqueen on Fri 3 Aug 2018 - 19:44

    Been following that since i was 12, I remember the crash, I watched the divers at Torver looking for him, I watched them recover the wreck and then his remains, I spent hours on the jetty trying to get any info going, I think it was the Telegraph that was the sponsor and leaked the story early to sell papers
    I went to his funeral and i will go watch Bluebird on Coniston water again, not many hero's or nutters left, maybe Guy Martin,
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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by 3rdforum on Fri 3 Aug 2018 - 20:30

    Restored?? Trigger's broom springs to mind






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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Fri 3 Aug 2018 - 20:45

    Yeah, they're talking about "restoring" the Charles Rennie Macintosh Art School in Glasgow that burned to the ground. Restore my arse, it'll be a completely new building!



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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Mcqueen on Sat 4 Aug 2018 - 7:15

    3rdforum wrote:Restored?? Trigger's broom springs to mind
    The main part of the body looked ok it was the nose that was trashed, but every single rivet would be drilled out and the panel straightened then all put back together
    I believe they will get carried away with the speed trials and go faster and faster until the next man crashes it, I mean how could you not Transport
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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by 3rdforum on Sat 4 Aug 2018 - 7:24

    was thinking exactly the same thing Reg. You would have to see how far you could push it. Human nature innit.






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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 4 Aug 2018 - 9:16

    It was a bit trashed...





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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Mcqueen on Sat 4 Aug 2018 - 9:53

    Nah bit of T.cut sort that out, thats Bill Smith it took over his life blood swet and tears then he got a bollocking for parading himself on it, It would be still there if it wasnt for him, 
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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 4 Aug 2018 - 18:29

    Well, it's floating! FB Video




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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Mcqueen on Sat 4 Aug 2018 - 19:29

    Big day for Bill after a long journey
    see Gina was there with a Mr Whoppit  copy, she sold the real one years ago,
    Also reported today is that 90% of Bluebird was salvaged  
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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 4 Aug 2018 - 19:38

    I'm surprised she sold Mr. Whoppit! Must have needed the dosh I suppose...



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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Mcqueen on Sat 4 Aug 2018 - 20:24

    Made a living marrying rich blokes then dumping them, so a puppet wont bother her, She lives not far away from here and plays golf with her mates,
    at her dads funeral she had a pink suit on with mini skirt showing her arse , Mw Whoppit was poking out of her hand bag, that was the last time i saw the real one, her bloke at the time was holding the brolly over her like his life depended on it, I remember thinking what the Feck
    Right thats the demolition job on her complete 
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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 4 Aug 2018 - 21:06

    On the Cal-Mac ferry from Wemyss Bay to Isle of Bute...





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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Mcqueen on Sun 5 Aug 2018 - 7:21

    Imagine that at 300mph on water  You've got to be barking mad
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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 5 Aug 2018 - 8:57

    Waiting on it's public arriving...





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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Mcqueen on Sun 5 Aug 2018 - 9:35

    I'll be at Coniston to see it arrive, Dont know if it will be at Pier Cottage
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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Topdog on Sun 5 Aug 2018 - 16:19

    They are draining lake coniston to make campbell soups
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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 5 Aug 2018 - 17:02

    I should have charged Andy Warhol for them soup tins...



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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 5 Aug 2018 - 17:54

    Well, they managed to get the engine ticking over...FB Video



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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Mcqueen on Sun 5 Aug 2018 - 19:54

    What a monster, sends shivers down the spine,
    Hope some Mad fecker lets it loose
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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 6 Aug 2018 - 19:09

    Latest piccies I could find...









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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Mcqueen on Mon 6 Aug 2018 - 19:14

    Her dress sense is a bit suspect 
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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Wed 8 Aug 2018 - 19:17

    Another wee run...FB video



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    Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird set for Scotland run

    Post by Mcqueen on Wed 8 Aug 2018 - 20:18

    What a fecking monster, you can see why it went tits up,

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