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New CN7 Book

Post by Mike Bull » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:16 pm

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bluebird-CN7-In ... 219&sr=8-3

Could be good, though I wonder about it being about '...Donald Campbell's Last Land Speed Record Car' when in fact it's about his ONLY LSR car! Pedantic maybe, but I guess we'll find out in March.
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Re: New CN7 Book

Post by rob565uk » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:33 pm

Thanks Mike

Looks interesting - I just pre-ordered my copy and will post some impressions on here once I have read and digested it

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Re: New CN7 Book

Post by jonwrightk7 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:06 pm

as you say mike, struggling to think of his other lsr cars

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Re: New CN7 Book

Post by malcolm uk » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:35 pm

Have you forgotten to slip on your anoraks ??

The '1960 car' was his first LSR car (actually pictured on the front cover of this book) and this one was written off at Bonneville because of - pick your own theory - accelerating too fast; driving on the oil line; oxygen 'high'; ..........

The 1963/1964 car was therefore his second one, built for him by British businesses and can be said to be the "last" as he did not use it again after the 403 mph Australian speed runs. [Car was damaged during a post record exhibition run by a 'back up' driver].

If Donald S has captured his talks at the Bluebird Supporters Club meetings then this could be a fine read for 2010. To benefit the writer you can order copies directly from him with an added DVD of film footage.

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Re: New CN7 Book

Post by Mike Bull » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:38 pm

Thanks for that Sir Malcolm. Is there a link or anything re. the author ordering/DVD?

I'm very poor on my CN7, but I always thought that the core frame of 'both' CN7s was in fact the same? Thus making it the same vehicle, kind of?!
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Re: New CN7 Book

Post by rob565uk » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:07 am

malcolm uk wrote: If Donald S has captured his talks at the Bluebird Supporters Club meetings then this could be a fine read for 2010. To benefit the writer you can order copies directly from him with an added DVD of film footage.

Malcolm

Malcolm - have you got contact details to order direct from Donald Stevens?

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Post by malcolm uk » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:38 pm

Donald Stevens (the Author) can be reached at " brindles - (at) - uwclub - (dot) - net "

In his e mail Donald has indicated that books ordered directly will not only have the DVD, that Veloce Publishing will not add to their copies, but he will write a dedication if requested.

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Re: New CN7 Book

Post by malcolm uk » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:45 pm

Written off or rebuilt?

As far as I can recall there was only one turbine engine with power exiting from both ends, so the motor lived on in the 'second' car. As to the composite chassis ... if they did re-use it how in the '60s did they confirm it remained sound after the impacts with the salt?

I do not know the answer to this because by the time CN7 was back running the Americans had gone over 407 mph and were operating the fastest cars on land. I shifted to the jet duel between Arfons and Breedlove.

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Re: New CN7 Book

Post by rob565uk » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:19 pm

malcolm uk wrote:Donald Stevens (the Author) can be reached at " brindles - (at) - uwclub - (dot) - net "

In his e mail Donald has indicated that books ordered directly will not only have the DVD, that Veloce Publishing will not add to their copies, but he will write a dedication if requested.

Malcolm

Much obliged Malcolm - thanks

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Re: New CN7 Book

Post by turbocox » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:46 pm

Looks like an interesting read, Me, I would love to have seen CN-8 (EDIT(blueird 1.1)EDIT) built, shiped out to the saltflats Of Bonnevile and have Donald rub Breedloves face in it :mrgreen:

For those not familiar with this vehicle, Below is a link to a model site, that sells a scale version of the later modified Nigel McKnight Inspired CMN-8.
http://www.speedlinemodels.com/page27.html

Oh (Respect to MR Breedlove thow) But...... http://trevorhirstcars.co.uk/spiritofamerica.html

Hmmm I wonder where the inspiration came from!
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