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#901 dwh43scale

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:37

Excellent day as always.

With a superb sunset to remind us the best things in life are not all technical !!!

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#902 RTH

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:05

Thank you all for the most kind and generous words on behalf of all of us.
Mainly thank you to all of you who came yesterday - without your continued support we would be unable to continue - so thanks for all making the trip in damp if not actually wet conditions some of you I know come vast distances - lovely to meet Ralph and Tim for the first time from Bristol one of our most loyal supporters Roger Lund from Cardiff, - Tom Hewitson who every time makes the journey by train from Durham, Nigel Varney , many thanks for your kind assistance Nigel , from the Christchurch area and indeed most of you come from a long way away - these really are amazing efforts and are much appreciated.

Thanks to my sister Jane, husband Bill, Tom and Will for fantastic food and brilliant service they truly work wonders in a tiny kitchen for close to 100 people - really brilliant effort, - to Christine , who's ruthless efficiency ( no one ever expects the Spanish inquisition ! ) with documents ,admin, time keeping and a thousand other things keeps it all on track and makes it all happen great thanks to her vital role.
To Geoff Hawkes who has been such a help in the last few days with a huge amount of physical effort in all the loading transport setting up and taking down that now goes in to it as well as his largely unseen efforts in the kitchen serving etc he really is a massive help all our thanks to him.
To Doug Harper & Tony Shaw who arrived from Cambridge at 7.00am to help with tables and chairs and all day long in the back fabulous effort chaps.

To Murray - who has just been on the phone to thank me - it is him we thank , it is a long trip for him Friday afternoon was a traffic nightmare 5 1/2 hrs in the car many thanks to Will for collecting him they had a really tough time. - Totally professional and brilliant job as always from him.

Murray , Neil and Frank were just wonderful - were they not ? 90 mins went like lightning all three were wonderfully entertaining all really most enjoyable.

Murray's farewell from commentating film - can we really believe it was 11 years ago was so moving brought a tear to the eye for everyone - certainly me .
Did you also spot in the audience Maurice Hamilton, Fred Gallagher, Hugh Chamberlain, Peter Hall.
So great to see all of you
The next is booked for

Saturday 19th January 2013

Put it in your diaries now we hope to see you all again then
With kind regards and grateful thanks

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Me , Murray Walker with enamelled metal Manx Norton sign , Frank Dernie and Neil Oatley

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#903 RTH

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:25

Thought you might like to see the brilliant cartoon drawn by Australian motor sport cartoonist Rod Waller for us especially for the day.
It shows an imagined scene some 32 years ago in 1980 when Frank and Neil were working on the Williams FW07 in the Imperial College wind tunnel in London

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Frank Dernie, Murray Walker & Neil Oatley

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 13:58

Thanks to Richard, Christine, every one involved in the organisation and superb catering, Frank, Neil and not least Murray for such a splendid day of film and banter. Lovely to meet so many TNFer's and put a few more faces to names.

As Tim and I headed west the sunset was indeed spectacular.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 17:52

Thanks to Richard, Christine, every one involved in the organisation and superb catering, Frank, Neil and not least Murray for such a splendid day of film and banter. Lovely to meet so many TNFer's and put a few more faces to names.

As Tim and I headed west the sunset was indeed spectacular.


I second that.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 20:39

Rude word; :mad:

An injury has caused me to miss tomorrow's event.

It promises to be a great one as well.....

Geoff

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 21:23

Get well soon, Geoff.

Unfortunately I can't go - wife's birthday - but I hope everyone has a safe journey there. Snow had eased off in Hertfordshire (Hertford/Baldock area) about 3pm, so let's hope it's not too bad for everyone.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 19:21

Another great one - many thanks to Richard and the gang. Tony Southgate is wonderfully laid back, despite all the great cars he's created. Andy K's Mallory talk was fascinating (so sorry I missed his Snett one). The Fred & Maurice Show should be bottled and sold as a tonic. And the catering and organisation were as superb as ever, despite fluctuating numbers which surely must have complicated things. Well done all (just hope Donington Historic is saving all its best races for Sunday 5th, to avoid clashing with the next Filmshow!).


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 20:52

Can't add much to that Tony.
Great day's entertainment as usual and jolly well done to the fine catering team...please don't tell my wife I had two puddings!
The F & M show just flew by;just imagine a long-haul flight accompanied by these two chaps,you wouldn't mind being delayed for hours listening to their brand of blarnie. A kind of live version of DCN & crew's all-night chats of whenever it was on Channel 4. Please come back chaps.

Stephen

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 21:12

A superbly organised day as always. I would have quite happily listened to any combination of today's guests for the whole day, the unplanned "Mad for the road" session this afternoon was a delight. The film choices complemented Tony Southgate's comments perfectly and Andrew Kitson's illustrated talk on Mallory was fascinating. All of that was topped off by Jane & Co's excellent lunch and afternoon cakes.

I don't think you could get all that for 25 quid anywhere else. Congratulations and thanks to Richard, Christine and the rest of the team.

Frank & Jenny

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 22:23

Great fun as always and thanks so much to the team for their efforts again. Food, organisation superb as always and I really enjoyed Tony's reminiscences.

And Fred and Mo, can you make that a regular feature...and do you do weddings, Bar Mitvahs and funerals?

Looking forward to the next one...and to Tony Pashley back on the team; we were hopeless without his guidance!

Mark Piper

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 22:24

Yet another marvelous day at the show, my grateful thanks to Richard and his ever enthusiastic band of helpers who made the day so enjoyable. Tony Southgate was indeed a joy to listen to, his style being very laid back and informative. The F & M show was brilliant, a terrific way to end the days proceedings.

See you all in May.

Glyn

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:25

Thanks to Richard and the team for a great day. I can only echo what others have said above on the standard of the films and the presentations. There were four very satisfied enthusiasts wending their way back to Sussex. :wave:

PS please can we have Tony Southgate back to cover his later years - in better weather for him.


#914 Barry Boor

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:13

May? I wonder when in May.

I plan to go over for the Crystal Palace event on Bank Holiday weekend, so if either of the final two Saturdays in that month are chosen, I might just make it.

#915 Tim Murray

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:51

Saturday 4th May (and 19th October)

(Barry: I see your name is on Richard's circulation list so you're being sent the latest film show info. I suspect you might need to update him with your new email address)

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:19

Oh well, no good for me so early in the month.

Never mind - enjoy the day, everybody.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:23

So disappointed to have missed this one (glad to hear that you enjoyed another good event though); I think I got sick during a long, long day and night sitting with my mum in the infirmary - such an unhealthy place to be!

Especially sorry to have missed Andrew's discourse on Mallory - I was born (and lived until the age of 21) just a few miles away and spent countless weekends there.

Is there a tale to be told about "mad for the road"? Or did you "have to be there"?! (I'm thinking a discussion about road-registered Mallocks and the like, or was it something else…?)

re. the quiz… thanks for your kind comment, Mark. Since we lost on the tiebreaker last time, I was keen for another tilt at stardom! (Mind you, last time a five-pointer on Chaparrals did rather fall in my lap…)

re: Crystal Palace sprint - local media suggest it's scheduled for May bank hop w/d - 26/27 (ie. Sun/Mon), so dates not convenient, Barry - though it would it be good to see you again, at one or the other.


edit: sorry - you obviously knew the dates for the Palace, Barry - and Tim's provided the other info...

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:33

Thanks once again Richard, Christine and the team. It really has become one of my favourite lunch (elevensees and afternoon tea) venues, and the guests aren't bad either. Great to see so many people again. My mate Bill who drove down from Birmingham, really enjoyed his first time at the event. So many thanks for wonderful chats from Tony Southgate, Andrew Kitson and Fred & Maurice.
As is usual after these events, It only really dawns on me later, the calibre and importance in the Motor Racing world of the people I've just spent an afternoon with.
As a normal punter who was never weaned on motorsport (contributing nothing other than enthusiasm), I count myself as very lucky to be able to attend every four months.
Thanks once again. You now that I'll be there again next time.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:01

many thanks for a superb day again I really liked the Fred and Maurice show and Tony gave us a good insight into F1 in his time thanks also for the food and drink Bruce

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 13:09

Altogether a splendid day, superb guests and presentations, excellent films and, as always superb organisation and catering by Richard,Christine and a welcome curry by Jane and Bill and team on the most wintry of winters day, loved the Mallory slot too Andy, excellent, although Chris Craft was not amused the Broadspeed Escort retired in the film shown!

To any TNF member that has not attended, try and you will be well rewarded by an excellent day :up:

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#921 RTH

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 14:32

Many thanks for all the kind words.
Firstly my thanks to the 80 or so of you who braved ice , snow of 5 inches in places , to get to the venue before the start - very impressive as many I know come from in excess of 100miles away.
thanks to Tony Southgate such an easy and natural relaxed speaker passionate about his subject wonderfully entertaining over 90 minutes
To Artist Andrew Kitson who prepared and presented an hour long history of the Mallory Park circuit superbly crafted as is all his work - superb.
To Fred Gallagher and Maurice Hamilton who were the surprise package with an hour of spellbinding and funny reminiscences of their careers how they met and many parallels over the last 35 years - it was just wonderful - even close to the end of the day you could have heard a pin drop so enthralled were the audience.
To my sister Jane , her husband Bill and sons Will & Tom who produced and served up just delicious food all day - huge effort goes in to all this home made food from the finest ingredients in preparation long before we all sit down on a Saturday it was just lovely much thanks to them all.
To christine who runs reception with such efficiency as well as the paperwork and a multitude of other functions which makes it all work
To Geoff Hawkes who has spend days with me doing preparation transport setting up very early Saturday morning nearly single handed then working in the kitchen fabulous effort much appreciated.

Doug Harper & Tony Shaw first to arrive last to leave slaved away all day missed most of the entertainment themselves a wonderful help to us all.
Without the kind help of all these volunteers we would have stopped doing all this years ago

Finally John Whiteman told us that our good friend David McKinney is rather poorly at the moment.
David has been a great supporter since we started has scarely missed a meeting and is a multiple quiz winner as well as being a very nice man.

David , we all here wish you a speedy and complete recovery we all much hope to see you in 3 1/2 months time.

Another loyal supporter and good friend Colin Jeffrey had to leave early yesterday after hearing his wife Judy had been rushed to hospital in saving her toddler grandaughter from the path of a car out of control on ice Judy's feet went from under her on the glass like surface , she fell heavily and broke her upper right arm near the shoulder.
We wish them all a speedy recovery.

My most grateful thanks to you all

See you all again on 4th May ?
Photos from the day follow.

Edited by RTH, 20 January 2013 - 15:29.


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 16:09

Here is the cartoon we commissioned from the brilliant Rod Waller in Perth WA and presented to Tony Yesterday

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 16:27

Many thanks for all the kind words.
Firstly my thanks to the 80 or so of you who braved ice , snow of 5 inches in places , to get to the venue before the start - very impressive as many I know come from in excess of 100miles away.
thanks to Tony Southgate such an easy and natural relaxed speaker passionate about his subject wonderfully entertaining over 90 minutes
To Artist Andrew Kitson who prepared and presented an hour long history of the Mallory Park circuit superbly crafted as is all his work - superb.
To Fred Gallagher and Maurice Hamilton who were the surprise package with an hour of spellbinding and funny reminiscences of their careers how they met and many parallels over the last 35 years - it was just wonderful - even close to the end of the day you could have heard a pin drop so enthralled were the audience.
To my sister Jane , her husband Bill and sons Will & Tom who produced and served up just delicious food all day - huge effort goes in to all this home made food from the finest ingredients in preparation long before we all sit down on a Saturday it was just lovely much thanks to them all.
To christine who runs reception with such efficiency as well as the paperwork and a multitude of other functions which makes it all work
To Geoff Hawkes who has spend days with me doing preparation transport setting up very early Saturday morning nearly single handed then working in the kitchen fabulous effort much appreciated.

Doug Harper & Tony Shaw first to arrive last to leave slaved away all day missed most of the entertainment themselves a wonderful help to us all.
Without the kind help of all these volunteers we would have stopped doing all this years ago

My most grateful thanks to you all

See you all again on 4th May ?
Photos from the day follow.


Terrific programme Richard. Well worth the effort of an icy early morning start and an occasionally tense journey. It was all a question of not wishing to become involved when the brash Chelsea Tractors took too many liberties with the M40 slush and spun-off at 90mph! So I drove like Hamilton should when he’s up against Maldonado with everything to lose and little to gain.

Only witnessed one such incident, fortunately on the adjacent carriageway. It blocked the Motorway, the heavily damaged culprit broadside-on having pin-balled between the Armco barriers.

From the excellent opening film sequence to ‘The Two Ulstermen” finale, I enjoyed every minute of yesterday. Your star attraction was first rate, Tony handling the 1970 ‘3.3 litre’ BRM victory question with insightful aplomb, dismissing it to be the scurrilous rumour it always was.

In the face of the difficult weather it would have been very easy to postpone or cancel but your “carry on regardless” approach proved to be exactly the right call. Thanks and congratulations to your loyal team who made it all happen.

PS Jane’s Honeycomb dessert was simply to die for. Any chance she could post the recipe?



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 20:19

Another brilliant event. Thanks Richard.

Loved the interviews.Thanks Maurice.

Loved the food. Thanks Jane.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 20:51

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The hall ,the snow , and audience car park

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Maurice Hamilton and Tony Southgate

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Andrew Kitson

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Fred Gallagher and Maurice Hamilton

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:16



---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/quote]In the face of the difficult weather it would have been very easy to postpone or cancel but your “carry on regardless” approach proved to be exactly the right call. Thanks and congratulations to your loyal team who made it all happen.

PS Jane’s Honeycomb dessert was simply to die for. Any chance she could post the recipe?
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Jane is delighted you liked the Honeycomb Parfait rather than take up a couple of pages here with the method & ingredients email me with your email address and I will sent it to each individually.

It is a modification of Lorraine Pascale ( the ex-fashion model) receipe fore the honeycombe ( she speciaises in fabulous confectionery) and James Martin's receipe for Parfait himself a historic motor racing enthusiast who would probably enjoy our gatherings himself - if we knew how to contact him !

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#927 mgtd

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:05

Now look here Richard, I drooled over Jane's Parfait as much as the next man, but since when has TNF become "mumsnet" or should I say, "The Women's Institute"...?

Stephen



#928 RTH

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:32

Now look here Richard, I drooled over Jane's Parfait as much as the next man, but since when has TNF become "mumsnet" or should I say, "The Women's Institute"...?

Stephen



................How about a bit of "Top Of The Pops" then from when you were still in the Upper Sixth then Stephen ?

Its all about "Keep the Customer satisfied "





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Posted 21 January 2013 - 19:03

Excellent fare - both food and motorsport !

Good balance between films and talking.

Roll on May ...

Thanks to all

David

PS - what's the odds on two 62 reg red Giuliettas supplied by the same Alfa dealer (who reckons they only sell 80 per annum) at the event ? They might even be the same model ! Mine did not (and is unlikely ever to) display a BRDC sticker though.

#930 RTH

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 21:17

Excellent fare - both food and motorsport !

Good balance between films and talking.

Roll on May ...

Thanks to all

David

PS - what's the odds on two 62 reg red Giuliettas supplied by the same Alfa dealer (who reckons they only sell 80 per annum) at the event ? They might even be the same model ! Mine did not (and is unlikely ever to) display a BRDC sticker though.



The other one transported our main guest speaker David.
Thanks for the kind words

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 13:11

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Fred & Maurice

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 15:22

Just seen this.

I was looking forward to say hello to David and possibly link up again for the quiz; thought he gave it a miss for the poor weather.

Very best wishes of recovery David,
Lucio


Seconded (or is it thirded?).

#933 Tim Murray

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 15:36

I too somehow missed this news. Very best wishes, and get well soon, David - I was wondering why you weren't posting.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 15:42

I was looking forward to say hello to David and possibly link up again for the quiz; thought he gave it a miss for the poor weather.

Which leads me to ask: who did win the quiz (in David's absence)?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 17:37

John Whiteman and Terry Gain visited David McKinney in hospital yesterday after the operation , told him all the film show news and said he looked a great deal better than before Christmas and he was looking forward to getting out.
I shall send him a get well card on behalf of all of us . email me if you want David's email address rather than make it public.

We all wish David McKinney a speedy and complete recovery and lets all hope he will be with us again on 4th May.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 18:04

The table in front of the celebs won.

An ad-hoc mixture mainly from South of the river: John Whiteman Terry Gain (both from Tunbridge Wells), Cliff Bradshaw (Crowborough), Grahame Fullalove (Heathfield), Patrick Welland (Crowborough), Julian Hunt (Dormansland) and the gentleman on the end of the table whose name I'm afraid I didn't catch.

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#937 David McKinney

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 18:02

We all wish David McKinney a speedy and complete recovery and lets all hope he will be with us again on 4th May.

Many thanks for the messages and good wishes

Am now back home and heading towards a full recovery


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:54

Am now back home and heading towards a full recovery


Good to hear David. Keep on heading in that direction...

#939 RTH

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:44

Excellent news David all delighted to hear that.

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#940 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 21:26

Excellent news David, hope to see you in Stoneleigh if you're up to it in about a month.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:49

Is anybody travelling to this Saturday's event from the North West?

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 20:39

Great day today Richard. The usual (13 times!) thanks to all the team....so much for my sensible eating regime. Mike Costin & Bob Dance were both a delight while Bob had made heroic efforts to get to Albury, his sciatica notwithstanding.
The first "public" showing of the Peter Ross 8mm early Lotus films was a real treat, especially the paddock & grid shots. Fantastic evocation of the era with great access for an amateur film-maker.
See you all in October.

Stephen

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:12

Another thank you for a great day.

All involved in the day did a first -rate job and the speakers were an informative delight.

Bob Dance's effort to drive himself down and surmount the pain was an example of enthusiasm for us all. :wave:

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:47

Another great day to Richard and team, superb hosting and excellent guests, an inspired choice to choose Roger to present Mike and Bob, his knowledge is so very good on the subject, and I thought he was a DRW man ! Both guests have so many achievements under their belts, but both remain humble and enthusiastic, a lesson for our sport maybe. Special thanks to Jane, Bill and Christine, working so busily throughout the day for our enjoyment, great organisation and superb food, thank you all !

Finally got to meet Tim too, all the way from Bristol, nice one Tim, after an awful journey, but you made it !

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:51

Thank you for the thirteenth time for yet another fascinating day at the Film Show. As ever please pass my thanks to Jane, Bill and Christine for all their hard work which makes the shows so enjoyable. I cannot wait until October.

Finally got to meet Tim too, all the way from Bristol, nice one Tim, after an awful journey, but you made it !


Yes, and then you beat him, artidesco and regazonni on the tie-breaker in the quiz!

Several people brought some rather nice cars along as well.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:55

Bob and Mike at the end of a fascinating day.

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Bob Sparshott has heard this story before, whilst John Campbell Cole watches.

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#947 Tim Murray

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:34

I'd like to add my thanks to all the others. Ralph (Arttidesco) and I had a great day out, in spite of our tribulations in getting there. The food was excellent as usual - that honeycomb parfait is quite something. Congratulations to all the organising team for a brilliant job.

Finally got to meet Tim too, all the way from Bristol, nice one Tim, after an awful journey, but you made it !

Great to finally meet you too, Sterling - I don't know how we've managed not to until now. I did get to meet and chat to a number of TNFers, but there were others who I would have liked to talk to but had to miss out on.

Yes, and then you beat him, artidesco and regazonni on the tie-breaker in the quiz!

It was a damn close run thing - I knew I knew the answer to the tiebreaker, but it just wouldn't come. Congrats to Sterling and his team, but Lucio (Regazzoni) Ralph and I made a good team, and we'll do our best to turn the tables next time. Thanks too to Glyn for his efforts in setting these quizzes and coming up with such fiendish pictures to identify.

Another superb day. :clap:

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 13:19

I was sitting on Sterling's table for the results, and the answer was known straightaway there, but I had to prompt them to shout it out as they did not realise that was the process. For obvious reasons I could not be involved. It seems that they had also talked themselves out of the VW part of the VW Chev, pitching for a Skoda.
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Posted 05 May 2013 - 13:30

Graham and Dave Hollands did most of the work on our team, but I was mightily impressed by the "youngster" Richard, knowing the year of Jochen's seat fitting in the Eagle Offy, he was not born until two decades later ! Inspired or what ! It must be said that I did the persuading, to replace correct answers with incorrect ones, a special talent ! Mind you, those answers would have been right for some questions ! The knowledge acquired by the gathered enthusiasts, is just incredible, nice to be amongst fellow anoraks !

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 13:31

I add my thanks to Richard and his team for another great day out. The quiz was very close indeed; in fairness to Tim he had it right on Rindt on the Indy Eagle, me and Ralph changed it to Bobby Unser, or there wouldn't have been any tiebreaker needed. Getting closer, me too I'm confident we'll turn the tables in October. :)