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Old 31-10-2010, 07:21 PM   #1
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When Bluebird Raced

Strange, I was about to post this feature by Kevin Desmond, from Powerboat & Waterskiing (March 1975) when a thread was posted in the General Boating Discussion section:

http://boatmad.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17196

This was with reference to a film of Donald Campbell's final tilt at the World Water Speed Record... and I ended-up watching it right through. Very good it was too...

Cutting a long (and slightly boring) story short, I was about to post this, as i found it a good read...

Thought it might be more appropriate here in the Historic section.
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Old 31-10-2010, 07:38 PM   #2
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Rolls Royce R type

Some sort of engine...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_R

Worth a look.
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Old 31-10-2010, 09:41 PM   #3
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Further Reading

Kevin Desmond's book: Power Boat Speed (Conway Maritime Press 1988) is thoroughly recommended for further reading

I've seen several copies on fleabay as "buy-it-now", but shop around - I've seen it much cheaper on there and on the internet.
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Old 31-10-2010, 10:11 PM   #4
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Kevin Desmond's book: Power Boat Speed (Conway Maritime Press 1988) is thoroughly recommended for further reading

I've seen several copies on fleabay as "buy-it-now", but shop around - I've seen it much cheaper on there and on the internet.
Have had a copy for years. It's one of those books that you have to take off the book shelf and read again every once in a while.
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Kevin Desmond's book: Power Boat Speed (Conway Maritime Press 1988) is thoroughly recommended for further reading

I've seen several copies on fleabay as "buy-it-now", but shop around - I've seen it much cheaper on there and on the internet.
Is that a book about Miss England and Gar wood days it looks like on the front cover?
Might just have to get me a copy of that!!

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Hello Mike, I would expect you to have a copy! I was thinking of the young 'uns and newcomers... but as you say, good to go back to from time-to-time.

Good to hear from you Gazza, there's some great stuff about the races for the Harmsworth Trophy and the book covers everything from the beginnings, right up to Buzzi, Superboats and Atlantic record attempts (to 1988).

Only downside is that all the pictures are black & white... though if you're interested in the old stuff, that won't matter.. and there's some good ones there too.
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