Bluebird: What Next For Donald Campbell's Record-breaker?

Who owns the boat that Donald Campbell crashed? And will Bluebird ever take to the water again?

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  • Restoration team plan to return Bluebird to Scottish loch again
    The pioneering craft, designed by owner Donald Campbell, was recovered from Coniston Water in Cumbria in 2001 and rebuilt by a restoration team. Mr Campbell was killed in an accident on 4 January 1967 ...
    04/17/2019 - 3:44 am | View Link
  • Bluebird: Iconic craft set for Scottish loch test run
    Donald Campbell's craft was recovered from Coniston Water in 2001 and rebuilt by Tyneside engineer Bill Smith. Last week, lawyers for the Ruskin Museum demanded the hydroplane be handed over so it can ...
    04/16/2019 - 4:30 am | View Link
  • Museum in legal threat to take back Campbell’s Bluebird
    Five decades after Donald Campbell died in his hydroplane Bluebird, efforts to return the vessel to Coniston Water have stalled after a new twist in the dispute over its ownership. A Cumbrian museum ...
    04/15/2019 - 12:01 pm | View Link
  • New hopes Bluebird will be back in action on Coniston Water
    HOPES that Donald Campbell’s iconic Bluebird K7 will sail on Coniston again have risen after both parties involved in a long running dispute over the craft pledged that their aim was to see it in ...
    04/13/2019 - 10:37 am | View Link
  • Bluebird: Museum's legal threat over iconic craft
    A Cumbrian museum has threatened legal action in an effort to reclaim the remains of Donald Campbell's Bluebird. Wreckage was recovered from Coniston Water almost 35 years after Campbell's fatal crash ...
    04/11/2019 - 7:16 pm | View Link
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  • -The Bluebird Project | Home
    As you may have seen, we had one hell of a fortnight in August 2018 at Loch Fad on the Isle of Bute- it really couldn't have gone any better. We learnt an awful lot about handling Bluebird, everything from transporting, launching, and running her at slow and some faster speeds, and then what work she needed after every recovery and what we need to take forward to run her on a bigger course.
    04/16/2019 - 3:02 pm | View Website
  • Bluebird CN7
    On July 17 1964, Donald Campbell set a new Land Speed Record at Lake Eyre in Bluebird CN7. Read key facts about the car and the driver.
    04/16/2019 - 5:15 am | View Website
  • Bluebird Lodge Guest House and Self Catering Apartments
    Bluebird Lodge Guest House and Self Catering Apartments. Michael and Tracy welcome you to Bluebird Lodge - 'A gem of a guest house set in the Lake District village of Coniston'
    04/15/2019 - 7:43 pm | View Website
    The BlueBird CN7 (Campbell Norris) at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. Donald Campbell started messing about in boats after he bought the K4 from the auction of his father's estate. It was the K4 that stirred Donald's imagination, who in turn sparked Ken and Louis Norris to think of putting a gas-turbine engine in a car.
    04/15/2019 - 6:17 pm | View Website
  • The Return of Donald Campbell’s Bluebird K7 to Coniston
    When the wreckage of Donald Campbell’s Bluebird K7 (‘Bluebird’) was handed over to Bill Smith, it was done with the express understanding that the restored Bluebird would be returned to Coniston to be put on permanent display for the public to view.
    04/14/2019 - 9:10 pm | View Website
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