On Saturday 3rd December, Donald Stevens, Design Team Member and Project Co-Ordinator for the land speed record breaker, Bluebird CN7, will be the guest speaker at an evening hosted by the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

Blue Bird in Museum

Donald Stevens was the first employee of Norris Brothers Ltd. and worked on many of their innovative engineering solutions. 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), eventually becoming project co-ordinator for the construction.

He has given lectures on the design of Bluebird CN7 to engineering institutions countrywide. His talk at the National Motor Museum will include how the basic design was developed, the wind tunnel testing, method of construction, the runs and crash at Bonneville, and the real potential of CN7.

The evening, starting at 8.00pm, will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the National Motor Museum Collections Centre. A pay bar is available for the purchase of beers, wines, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Before, the Museum will open from 6.30pm for a private view.

Blue Bird Museum United Kingdom

Tickets are £10 (with all profits going to the National Motor Museum Trust) and are available by contacting Theresa Browning on 01590 614792.