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Daughter of Bluebird

ISBN: 9780957295124

Author: Gina Campbell    Publisher: Great Northern Books

Gina Campbell, last surviving member of a remarkable dynasty, will forever be most closely associated with the fatal attempt by her father to break the water sp...


Gina Campbell, last surviving member of a remarkable dynasty, will forever be most closely associated with the fatal attempt by her father to break the water speed record in his astounding boat. In that sense she is indeed the 'daughter of Bluebird' and has played a ceaseless role in the boat's restoration. In this absorbing autobiography she talks about:

Her life with Donald Campbell as father, early-day 'celebrity', and holder of many world records on land and water.
Her personal life three failed marriages, a suicide attempt and finding happiness in later life, only to have it snatched away; her power-boating career and setting two women's world water speed records in 1984 and 1990.
Her reaction to her father's death while attempting to set a new world water speed record on Coniston Water in January 1967.
Her complete shock at the discovery of Bluebird and Donald Campbell's body by divers in 2001.
Her decision to authorise the removal of the boat and Campbell's remains from the lake despite widespread opposition.
The decision to restore Bluebird and house her in the Ruskin Museum on Coniston Water. Her dream of once again seeing and hearing Bluebird on the lake.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 286


Dimensions: 160 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2012


$49.99
The Porsche 911 Book (50th Anniversary Edition)

ISBN: 9783832797034

Publisher: TeNeues

The introduction of the Porsche 901 in 1963 marked a milestone in automotive history. Although the name later had to be changed because Peugeot had patented hav...


The introduction of the Porsche 901 in 1963 marked a milestone in automotive history. Although the name later had to be changed because Peugeot had patented having a 0 in the middle of car model numbers, the 911 didn’t let anything stand in the way of its becoming an iconic sports car. This success story spans all the way from the 901 and the Carrera RS 2.7 (which with its characteristic rear spoiler—the so-called “ducktail”— was the fastest production car of its time) right up to the current generation of the 991. For the 50th birthday of the populous 911 family, the famous automotive photographer René Staud, whose The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Book has also been published by teNeues, showcases the most important models—all in his typically radiant and distinctive style.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 290 x 370 mm


Publication Date: 23-03-2013


Tags: March 2013   Transport
$199.00
The eBike Book

ISBN: 9783832797010

Publisher: TeNeues

Following on the success of The Bike Book, this volume takes us inside all aspects of this growing phenomenon—from smart technology and advanced design to the...


Following on the success of The Bike Book, this volume takes us inside all aspects of this growing phenomenon—from smart technology and advanced design to the top visual trends. With power, distance, and speed, these handy vehicles will soon change urban mobility forever. Far less expensive and polluting than even the smallest e-car, e-bikes can be suitable for a variety of lifestyles, such as for difficult hilly terrains or long distance riding. And just like traditional sport and urban bikes, they can also come in folding options for convenience and luxury versions for stylish comfort.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 27-05-2013


$115.00 $69.99
A Passion For Flight Volume Three

ISBN: 9780473264246

Author: Errol W. Martyn    Publisher: Volplane Press

Whereas Volume Two of A Passion For Flight concentrated on civil aviation during 1910-1914, this third and final volume focuses primarily on the military aspect...


Whereas Volume Two of A Passion For Flight concentrated on civil aviation during 1910-1914, this third and final volume focuses primarily on the military aspect. Also presented for the first time is a full and long overdue account of the remarkable career of Feilding-born Joseph Joel (‘Joe’) Hammond, the most prominent and successful New Zealand aviator of the period but who is now largely forgotten. Hammond was the first British Colonial to obtain an aviator’s certificate. He made pioneering flights in Australia, including the first military-related flights there, was an early member of the Royal Flying Corps, a flying instructor, test pilot, and a member of the British Aviation Mission to the USA in 1918. Of the New Zealand inventors who began to turn their attention to aircraft for military purposes, the most remarkable was undoubtedly electrical engineer Alban Roberts. His experiments with remote control devices for torpedoes and aeroplanes are also described, as are his two airships, one built in England and the other in Australia. A detailed account of New Zealand’s pre-war approach to military aviation development explains why a cautious policy was adopted and how progress was limited in large part by the government’s 1909 decision to create a large territorial force and to introduce compulsory military training. Also recorded are those New Zealanders who learned to fly abroad while serving with the British or Indian armies. The depth of research undertaken for A Passion for Flight can be gauged by the fact that the complete trilogy runs to over 700 pages and includes a remarkable collection of more than 500 illustrations. Such is the extent of this hitherto largely unrecognised contribution to our aviation history.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 186 x 245 x 13 mm


Publication Date: 14-07-2014


Tags: June 2014   Transport
$44.90
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