Friday, 25 March 2011

DONALD STEVENS BLUEBIRD K7 & CN7 TALKS


Donald Stevens, author of Veloce book, Bluebird CN7 - The inside story of Donald Campbell’s last Land Speed Record car will be giving public talks throughout the year. Donald was the first employee of Norris Brothers Ltd., and worked on many of their innovative engineering solutions.

As a design draughtsman he played a major role in the draughting of Bluebird K7 the seven times world water speed record breaker, including the design of the initial retractable spray baffles and the cockpit interior. After National Service in the RAF as a trainee pilot he rejoined the company to work with the two chief designers on the concept of the Campbell-Norris 7 (Bluebird CN7), its wind tunnel testing and design, eventually becoming project co-ordinator for the construction.
He has lectured on the design to engineering institutions countrywide.

The upcoming dates are as follows:-
April 4th Friends of St. George's Benenden - K7
May 16th Kent Jag Owners - Dog & Bear, Lenham, Kent.
June 24th Speed Record Club - Coventry Motor Museum.
October 18th Friends of Brooklands
December 3rd Friends of Beaulieu

Watch this space for more info. Click here to watch Donald on YouTube!