Good day All, Some notes to go with the final pictures of Brian's, that Jon has posted. As these are probalby the last pic's I just want to repeat my thanks to Brian and Jon for putting the photo's in the web site. It has meant a great deal to me personally to see the car once again. Anyway onto the notes. Image no. 28 is a shot of John Whitney in the process of filling the HTP tank. As you can compare from earlier pictures of BB 1, the BB 2 car was much easier on the back; a small peristaltic pump transferred the HTP from the plastic container to the tank. A zero spill Quick Disconnect was attatched to the tank. Note John has the "regulation Marigolds" to protect the hands. The venue I am not too sure of, maybe it's Leavesden but the line of trees does not look familiar now. Maybe Brian could let Jon know when they next meet. For me the alternative could be Bruntingthorpe. Lifting the nose of the car could well of helped the "purging" of the HTP feed line, by putting it lower than the tank inlet, but this is an assumption now. You can see from other pictures, the car sat nose down a fair bit. Image no. 29. I have to say for me, it's probably not Leavesden with the bank in the background, so my guess would be Bruntingthorpe. I think that's Barry bending over the back of the car, probably me nex to him, hair's about right but I don't recall the boots; John again doing the filling. It's obviously difficult to put a name to the person at the front, but at a guess it's Mel Bettison. Image no. 30 not much to say about this. It may not be the same place as the previous picture, or at least the Fire Engine is not the same vehicle. A nice view of the car though. Image 31, first the people; the guy near to the front wheel looks like Peter Gazey The person with the white hat, I think is Anne the wife of Denis Atkin, I expect one of the non defined persons, in the trailer, would have been Denis himself. That's probably Barry standing just inside the trailer, with the white arm bands on the jacket. The rear wheels probably are for transport only. I don't remember ever running the car with treaded tyres, but it's a long time ago now. The rocket motor has the protective cover fitted to the nozzle to help protect the catalyst pack, I expect all will recogonise the push frame mounted on the rear. Image 32, this iamge looks more like Leavesden, from the house line and proximity to the runway/apron. Another nice shot of the car. Image 33, this is one of the images I saw a while back, from the Record Breaker Club web site. When my wife saw this picture, she straight away said it was me in the picture, I was not sure then. However having seen this better resolution copy, I would say it probaly is me looking at the car. Yet another masterful shot of the car from Brian, it does look good, sorry did look good. The final two images speak for themselves, but in the final one, Barry can be seen walking towards BB 2.
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