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#1251 Ray Bell

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:38

Originally posted by Lee Nicolle
Worse, Image Shack are now trying to charge for the storage so at a guess a whole lot more will disappear soon. Which is very sad.
While I do not know the logistics if the forum could take pics direct from our own computers I feel most of these problems would disappear, along with the many  technophobes ability to actually post pics.


This has been discussed time after time...

We can safely assume it's not going to happen.

Michael, even you said it's mostly pics from 2007 that have disappeared. Some are still there. 2007 was well before they started to charge, of course, and it's to be assumed that now they're charging it won't be happening.

Weirdest thing is I don't know how or even if I'm paying them!

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#1252 Catalina Park

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 10:35

How long have I been telling you that my photos are disappearing? Probably about seven years now. Certainly well before they hit on the idea of charging for their lousy service.
You are the only person I know that is pig headed enough to trust them.

Look at the most of the other photos that have gone in those threads, they all have one thing in common.

#1253 Greg McCombie

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 05:21

Now children, play nicely  :)



#1254 eldougo

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 05:26

I have gone to Imgur sharer work well.  :up:



#1255 LouiseRoy

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:31

The photo on the Facebook page is clearly the Holmes Formcar, it shows a separate nose section, the Haehnle/my one had a 1 piece centre section including the nose

Where is the Facebook page, Greg? I can't find it. 



#1256 GMACKIE

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 21:17

Wecome, Louise. :wave:

 

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#1257 LouiseRoy

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 22:11

It's strange responding to a conversation five years old. The internet is weird. Frank Gardner meant a lot to me and still does. I learnt to drive Formula Fords at his racing school in Melbourne. Before every hillclimb

or supersprint I've entered recently, I think of him and recall the things he taught me. In turn I have passed on his knowledge to everyone I've taught to drive. I wonder how many of you are still doing some kind of competition driving? I couldn't keep away from it. 


PS: It's sad to hear Frank Gardener passed away today..... great race driver and doer in motorsport.
http://www.cams.com....k-Gardner.aspx

Thread re Frank Gardener here (http://forums.autosp...howtopic=114115)



#1258 Greg McCombie

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:02

Where is the Facebook page, Greg? I can't find it. 

Hi Louise, long time no speak  :wave: 
If you look for Historic Formula Vee Australia

in Facebook you should find it, otherwise the address is 

https://www.facebook...s/187370724874/.

 

Cheers

Greg



#1259 275 GTB-4

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:19

When I was quite young living in Darlo, Mum would sometimes give me spending money to buy lollies from Mrs Roy's shop! :cool:



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#1260 275 GTB-4

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 12:06

"Cee Bee Vee"

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#1261 LouiseRoy

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 06:31

Hi Louise, long time no speak  :wave: 
If you look for Historic Formula Vee Australia

in Facebook you should find it, otherwise the address is 

https://www.facebook...s/187370724874/.

 

Cheers

Greg

Got it!    :wave:



#1262 Wirra

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:04

Looks like moulds for the Ballantyne Vee?

 

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#1263 Gough1967

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 04:43

I got word directly from Wakefield Park management today they are holding a
Formula Vee 50th anniversary meeting in February next year, details will be
posted on their website soon but there will be both racing and regularity . :up:


#1264 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 06:47

Wecome, Louise. :wave:

 

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Please explain, is this an 'alternative' pic through the shrubbery or has Louise joined said shrubbery?  Greg, Louise?



#1265 GMACKIE

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:34

Lee, it's a Grahame Logg photo taken on 14/10/1979 at Huntley Hill, Dapto. Louise was on the track, and not in the "shrubbery".



#1266 GMACKIE

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 22:58

And here are the results:-

 

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#1267 Greg McCombie

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Posted Today, 02:35

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Had the immense pleasure of driving Nigel Jones's immaculate restoration of my Mk2 Rennmax at Wakefield last Tuesday.... last sat in it in 1981 apart from a couple of slow laps at the last Vee school at Amaroo (can't remember when that was). It felt exactly right, had the pace to be on the money with the historic guys & girls. Many thanks to Nigel for his generosity on the day!

 

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Hard to believe that I managed to SQUEEZE in to the old driving suit... had to lose around 10kgs but was determined to get into it :drunk:

 

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Had good games with Paul Alessi (son of Tony) just nice to know that the fun stays with you even if the reflexes may not be quite as sharp  :up: Had not had the pleasure of meeting Tony previously, was before my time when he raced his Mk1 Rennmax


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#1268 GMACKIE

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Posted Today, 05:04

I can see you 'getting back into it', Greg......sponsorship from Jenny Craig ?  ;)



#1269 Greg McCombie

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Posted Today, 08:33

I was thinking more lite & easy, don't have to cook! I am one of the unfortunates who puts on weight looking at the menu

#1270 Ray Bell

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Posted Today, 08:43

Originally posted by GMACKIE
And here are the results:-
 
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Wow... what a list of names!

Alf and Harry Bargwanna, Phil Revell, Pat Goulding (what was he running?), Terry Harris, John Burrows, Frank Dartell, Laurie Hazelton, Des Wall, Rob Medcalf, Mike Sullivan, Rob Rumble, Ross Woodbridge, Garry Cosser, Darcy Russell I picked out that I knew somehow.

#1271 275 GTB-4

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Posted Today, 11:27

I see a bloke named Mackie got a new record...

 

Jack Wortmeyer...the SCV? (DNF/DNS/DNS)