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Acknowledgements Foreword An appreciation Introduction 1 - My early background 2 - My other enginnering experience 3 - Design of the Campbell-Norris 7 (CN7) 4 - Construction 5 - Goodwood trials 6 - Utah runs and crash 7 - Rebuild and Australia 8 - Unlucky Friday the 13th 9 - What could have been 10 - What happened to the design team? Appendix 1 - CN7 weight analysis Appendix 2 - List of 50 companies associated with CN7 Appendix 3 - Copy of CIBA booklet Appendix 4 - Copy of Dunlop booklet Appendix 5 - The Land Speed Record since its inception Index

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Donald Stevens was born in the East End of London, but grew up in Haywards Heath, the Sussex market town to which he was evacuated in 1939. In his early teenage years he became fascinated by aeroplanes and other machines, and on leaving school began training as a mechanical engineer.At 19, he joined the newly-formed design consultancy Norris Brothers Ltd as its first employee, and became a member of the design team for Donald Campbell's Bluebird hydroplane. Following National Service in the RAF, Donald became project co-ordinator for the design and construction of the Bluebird car.This is his first book.


it's a great read about one of the wildest forms of motorsport out there. Auto Express Still an excellent read in paperback form and well worth the cover price. tkc (Totalkitcar). This book looks at the team who designed, revised and fettled CN7, Donald Campbell's final car, and for those interested in the make up of the car, and how they went about the design and construction, author Donald Stevens goes about it in an enthusiastic way. Really a book for those who like to find out more about the technical side, Veloce's welcome reprint is a first rate read. Interesting and entertaining. - on-magazine.co.uk.This is a great reference for anyone interested in really fast cars and will provide plenty of detail when you build your kit ... Highly recommended! IPMS/USA Journal

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