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Old 12-06-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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bluebird/ campbell

just a couple of questions I would like to know the answers to,

did bluebird set a new world speed record or did it not get it because it flipped, on second pass.
if it did set a new record has it been broken or still exist ,
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:41 PM   #2
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as far as i know, it did set the record of 276.33 MPH in 1964 but in 1978, a boat called the 'spirit of australia', set an average speed of 317.6 mph and it peaked at 345 mph.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:50 PM   #3
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thanks, even tho the record has been broke, I wonder if campbells speed is the fastest across Coniston still , has anyone gone faster across that lake than Campbell ? and are all water speed records held there and there only
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:52 PM   #4
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after the crash, the lake got a speed restriction put on it apart from the powerboat speed week when you can go and try and beat the speed set at 150mph.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:01 PM   #5
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cheers, Campbell what a legend, the lake, bluebird, Campbell will always fascinate me , and im sure it does others ?
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:02 PM   #6
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i agree. i have always been interested in what happened and what occurred with bluebird. so sad she was left at the bottom of the lake for so long.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:10 PM   #7
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I was talking to a guy in a club my sister runs a few years ago and he claimed that he use to take care of the paint/ chips and body of gina campbells p25 Agfa bluebird, some years back, cool aye
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:11 PM   #8
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that is quite a cool claim to fame, i have to agree with you there.
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A US Unlimited Hydro (gas turbine/prop) ran 180mph on Coniston in Nov 2012


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