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#2551 Keir

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 11:59

The latest issue we have here in the states features Jim Clark. What issue has the Amon interview ???

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#2552 D-Type

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 12:03

Jim Clark is in the May edition, Chris Amon is in the June edition which is just out in UK. Be patient.

#2553 Keir

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 12:08

Trying not to be a slacker, I have answered my own question. It's June !!

BTW, Did Simon go visit Chris downunder or did Chris come up North ??

This is a question that I can't answer until I see the issue.

..... but if someone else should see fit to answer it for me, it won't ruin the interview for me !!

Slacking just a wee bit !!

#2554 alansart

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 12:16

Originally posted by Keir
Trying not to be a slacker, I have answered my own question. It's June !!

BTW, Did Simon go visit Chris downunder or did Chris come up North ??

This is a question that I can't answer until I see the issue.

..... but if someone else should see fit to answer it for me, it won't ruin the interview for me !!

Slacking just a wee bit !!


They met up in Auckland.

Just finished the article. A good read :)

#2555 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 13:00

Originally posted by alansart


They met up in Auckland.

Just finished the article. A good read :)


I agree, a very good read even to a younger person like me who didn't know a great deal about him other than his "unlucky" tag.

#2556 Keir

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 15:08

Thanks one and all.

Yes, Amon is quite the story !!

There used to be a very long thread on the very subject.

#2557 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 09:35

Originally posted by Keir
Thanks one and all.

Yes, Amon is quite the story !!

There used to be a very long thread on the very subject.


This thread is too, hopefully all DVD's will be in green sleeves or it will triple in posts :p

#2558 Hieronymus

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 09:45

With MOTOR SPORT now taking the CD route with their back copies, I wonder what the chances are that AUTOSPORT will do us the same favour. Now that will be something to get exited about!!

Anyone perhaps with inside contacts at AUTOSPORT?

#2559 simon drabble

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 08:51

anyone after a bargain I have just put my run of Motorsport 1971-2008 on eba for 0.99 starting bid - catch is you have to pick them up as I am not sending them - if no one bids they are going in the skip. I live close to Thruxton

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#2560 bigears

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 21:11

Last Friday, I received a letter confirming my order for the 1970s digital archive of the magazine.

It was a nice touch with a personal signature.

I am really looking forward in 2 weeks' time.

#2561 Rob Ryder

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 10:46

Check carefully guys!

I ordered a copy of the 1950s digital archive on 10th May (39.98GPB/79.99dollars) and recieved a similar letter confirming the order as bigears. The letter stated dispatch in 'early June', with my VISA card debited on the dispatch date.

My latest VISA statement has just arrived.. 79.99GBP debited on 11th May!!!

A telephone call confirmed that they had charged the dollar amount and not the sterling amount..39.98GBP, a 'mistake in the spreadheet' they say.

Just a heads-up to check your statement carefully if you've ordered from them.

Rob

#2562 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:36

Originally posted by john aston
And no motor bikes


I agree, not into them at all...they're even on the autosport.com website now, probably the magazine soon too.
So drop them and rallying and concentrate on racing cars please. Only my personal view, I just skip over those pages.
On that note, I recall an 'advert' in a past 'Autosport' wishing the magazine a happy birthday with a picture of Damon Hill, Martin Donnelly, Julian Bailey, Johnny Herbert, Perry McCarthy & Mark Blundell (known as the Rat pack).
It said something like 'Happy Birthday Autosport from all of us...but do we have to keep the rally section? - Jokes supplied by Perry McCarthy Jokes PLC'
I'm with them.

#2563 Barry Boor

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:21

Good job Twinny is still with us Andrew, otherwise he'd be spinning in his you-know-what or would come back to haunt you.

I'm with you, by the way!

#2564 sterling49

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 22:22

But motor sport is a broad church, I love rallying, and often prefer watching bikes to F1 these days, the old adage, each to his own, if I do not like it, I turn the page. MotorSport has always covered International Rallying from my earliest recollections, with great photo spreads as well :up:

However, I am not advocating bike articles for MS, they have their own publications, as in MCN etc.

#2565 Mark A

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 18:17

Originally posted by Rob Ryder
Check carefully guys!

I ordered a copy of the 1950s digital archive on 10th May (39.98GPB/79.99dollars) and recieved a similar letter confirming the order as bigears. The letter stated dispatch in 'early June', with my VISA card debited on the dispatch date.

My latest VISA statement has just arrived.. 79.99GBP debited on 11th May!!!

A telephone call confirmed that they had charged the dollar amount and not the sterling amount..39.98GBP, a 'mistake in the spreadheet' they say.

Just a heads-up to check your statement carefully if you've ordered from them.

Rob


Mine was okay, however I was a bit annoyed to find they had actually charged me already as they said they wouldn't until they were about to ship them, and as it's the 30th and they still haven't been received I think the 12th was a bit early.

#2566 john aston

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 19:03

Yeah - no bikes thanks.Why should there be - like powerboating and snowmobile racing they have their adherents but so what? I'm a fly fisherman- like Lafitte - but I do not expect to read about the subtlety of the induced take on the upstream nymph (still with me ?) in MS.
Rallying ..hmm. love watching it but WRC is a bloody farce so confine my viewing to watching National events with Mk 2 Escorts etc.
But if Bikes ok- why not drag racing - which I love.Sorry purists but live it is totally awesome (as I believe they say in the colonies).
And pleeease no more bloody watches - who cares ?

#2567 sterling49

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 20:24

Originally posted by john aston
Yeah - no bikes thanks.Why should there be - like powerboating and snowmobile racing they have their Rallying ..hmm. love watching it but WRC is a bloody farce so confine my viewing to watching National events with Mk 2 Escorts etc.


Agreed, modern WRC leaves me cold, no endurance,cars with trick diffs, 2 works teams, who cares for it? An RS1800 or HSR Chevette for me please!

#2568 bigears

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 21:02

Originally posted by Rob Ryder
Check carefully guys!

I ordered a copy of the 1950s digital archive on 10th May (39.98GPB/79.99dollars) and recieved a similar letter confirming the order as bigears. The letter stated dispatch in 'early June', with my VISA card debited on the dispatch date.


I have checked my account and nothing has been taken away yet. I am still waiting eagarly for it.

#2569 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 06:02

Originally posted by john aston
why not drag racing - which I love.Sorry purists but live it is totally awesome (as I believe they say in the colonies).

There is no other form of motor sport that is so dull as drag racing - on TV. Yet live, it is as John says absolutely MINDBLOWING. Providing of course you pick and nice dry day to go when the big FIA classes are running. Running a top fuel team in Europe can be a nightmare, all that investment (top teams have 10 engines), big buck sponsorship and then it rains ( Santa Pod last week ) or snows (Easter) and they can't run as 8000bhp and slicks on a wet track do not mix. 4 hours trying to dry the track out last week, then it pelts down again. Must be a nightmare for the promoters too who offer free entry to any other event for the next 12 months on any rain-out ticket. But on a dry day...it's quality. You won't be able to hear anything next day mind!

#2570 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 08:31

As ever, Simon Taylor's latest interview - or 'lunch with'- in MOTOR SPORT this month provides some amusing and ocassionally eye-raising comments. This time the words of wisdom come from ex Lotus/Wolf team manager Peter Warr.

As anticipated he doesn't have many kind words to say about Mansell - "uncouth brummie" gets the ball rolling... although he admits he was abnormally brave in fast corners. Quite funny to recall Warr's comments at the time on Nigel's chances of ever winning a GP...
He doesn't seem over-keen on Fittipaldi either and dismisses Dave Walker's F1 efforts somewhat curtly.
Wonder what they all thought of him?

He does however wax lyrical about Peterson and retells that old story about the 'understeering' car being pitched through a corner absolutely sideways in Ronnie's normal drive-round-the-problem style . I'd heard this was at Silverstone but Warr's version sets it at Ricard ...and at Singes corner, flat in top at the end of the mile long straight! The mind boggles :eek:

#2571 Gary C

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 10:02

Yes, an interesting read, I thought. Some of this will be included in my next volume of 'Yesterday's Racers', as we interviewed Peter on some of these subjects in France last year.

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 10:13

Originally posted by simonlewisbooks
He doesn't seem over-keen on Fittipaldi either and dismisses Dave Walker's F1 efforts somewhat curtly.
Wonder what they all thought of him?


Probably somewhat less than he thought of them - Assuming they even bothered thinking of him..................................

#2573 ensign14

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 12:42

Originally posted by simonlewisbooks

As anticipated he doesn't have many kind words to say about Mansell - "uncouth brummie" gets the ball rolling...

Far be it from one uncouth Brummie to defend another one, but that suggests Mr Warr had made up his mind as to Mr Mansell's abilities according to where he came from. There's a word for people like that.

#2574 Barry Boor

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 13:11

Pillock?

#2575 bigears

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 16:02

Has anyone received their digital archive yet?

#2576 David Beard

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 16:08

Originally posted by john aston

And pleeease no more bloody watches - who cares ?


Agreed. Are there people out there who by one a month :confused: :confused:

#2577 HDonaldCapps

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 00:13

About two days ago the "latest" issue of Motor Sport arrived, the June issue.

Being not that certain as to whether or not the magazine still has any ties to Haymarket, I decided to take a look at the small, itty-bitty print on the masthead. There, to my amazement, I discovered that Motor Sport is, in reality, now an American magazine published for a primarily British audience.

What I found was this:

MOTOR SPORT (USPS 021-661) is published monthly by Stratfield Limited, 300 East Main Street, Suite B, Walhalla, SC 29641-2024, USA

This is extraordinary since my family still owns a place on the lake just a few miles from Walhalla, which is just a very short distance from where my father was born, the house site now being under the water from the dam that was built in the Fifties. Walhalla is also just a short distance from where we own land where we will build our retirement house just outside Cullowhee, NC. So, maybe Motor Sport and I need to discuss being its US head?

#2578 Buford

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 01:45

Would they take an opinionated old coot like you?

#2579 HDonaldCapps

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:27

Originally posted by Buford
Would they take an opinionated old coot like you?


Good point. As you were.

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#2580 Catalina Park

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:47

How about Don Capps and Buford as a team. I would buy a subscription. (maybe you could feature "The true Tripoli" story in the same issue as "The girl on the pit gate") :clap:

I think a change in colour (or color) on the cover would look nice.

#2581 HDonaldCapps

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 15:18

I mean, WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA! Ponder that for just a moment.... the corporate headquarters for Motor Sport is in Walhalla? I can under why -- whitewater just a short distance away, excellent fishing in the area, very reasonable cost of living, Clemson University right over there, Anderson and Buck Fulp just around the corner, great accents, what more could you ask for? Does it not strike anyone else as something to smile about?

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 16:16

Originally posted by HDonaldCapps
I mean, WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA! Ponder that for just a moment.... the corporate headquarters for Motor Sport is in Walhalla? I can under why -- whitewater just a short distance away, excellent fishing in the area, very reasonable cost of living, Clemson University right over there, Anderson and Buck Fulp just around the corner, great accents, what more could you ask for? Does it not strike anyone else as something to smile about?


Surely 'The Brooklands Gazette' should be based somewhere near a banked oval? :)

#2583 HDonaldCapps

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 16:36

Originally posted by TFBundy
Surely 'The Brooklands Gazette' should be based somewhere near a banked oval? :)


Absolutely, the Greenville-Pickens Speedway being just down the road and the Atlanta track being about two and a half or three hours away in Hampton, with Road Atlanta just outside Gainesville being even closer.

Seriously, I just found this fascinating since just about the last place on Earth I could imagine locating the mail drop for Motor Sport's corporate office was Walhalla. I wonder what the story is behind this?

#2584 Mark A

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 20:51

Originally posted by bigears
Has anyone received their digital archive yet?


I haven't.

Really not happy I've charged already either!

#2585 Catalina Park

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 08:48

Originally posted by HDonaldCapps


Absolutely, the Greenville-Pickens Speedway being just down the road and the Atlanta track being about two and a half or three hours away in Hampton, with Road Atlanta just outside Gainesville being even closer.

Seriously, I just found this fascinating since just about the last place on Earth I could imagine locating the mail drop for Motor Sport's corporate office was Walhalla. I wonder what the story is behind this?

Tax haven? :drunk:

#2586 Mark A

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 09:52

Just spoken to MotorSport about the digital archive I ordered on the day they announced it.

Apparantly they will take delivery of them tomorrow so hopefully we should recieve them by the end of the week. :clap:

#2587 bigears

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 16:13

Originally posted by Mark A
Just spoken to MotorSport about the digital archive I ordered on the day they announced it.

Apparantly they will take delivery of them tomorrow so hopefully we should recieve them by the end of the week. :clap:


Excellent! I am looking forward to it. It is going to be a rush to finish off my Birmingham Superprix articles...

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 16:27

OK, bye bye life... :lol:

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 18:43

Originally posted by HDonaldCapps


Absolutely, the Greenville-Pickens Speedway being just down the road and the Atlanta track being about two and a half or three hours away in Hampton, with Road Atlanta just outside Gainesville being even closer.

Seriously, I just found this fascinating since just about the last place on Earth I could imagine locating the mail drop for Motor Sport's corporate office was Walhalla. I wonder what the story is behind this?



You now have me curious as well, as I drive through (past?) Walhalla on occasion. I didn't know there was anything resembling an office building in Walhalla. (And as an aside, Don, Buck Fulp's mother's house, the big white Southern colonial two or three exits up the Interstate in Anderson, is for sale. Advertised with acreage and all the facilities for an industrial park, I don't expect the house to survive. Perhaps MotorSport could buy it as a new headquarters?)


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Posted 09 June 2008 - 19:04

Originally posted by Cynic2
You now have me curious as well, as I drive through (past?) Walhalla on occasion. I didn't know there was anything resembling an office building in Walhalla. (And as an aside, Don, Buck Fulp's mother's house, the big white Southern colonial two or three exits up the Interstate in Anderson, is for sale. Advertised with acreage and all the facilities for an industrial park, I don't expect the house to survive. Perhaps MotorSport could buy it as a new headquarters?)


That was pretty much my point, not realizing there was much of anything resembling a place on East Main Street for there to be a "Suite B" to the corresponding Suite A. Should you think about it, the next time you roll through Walhalla, take a gander at 300 East Main Street. I tried to recall what was there, but generally drew a blank except for maybe some storefronts. There is a Lutheran Church on West Main Street, St. John's, that we attend whenever we are there for the weekend. Unfortunately, we have not been able to get down lately to visit our place just above one of the coves.

Goodness, I did not know that the Fulp house was for sell. Sadly, not too surprised that its fate will be more than likely be to become part of the industrial park given the fate of several other similar houses in the Anderson area over the years.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 20:01

perhaps Motor Sport realized the benefits of cheap US labor as did Honda, Toyota, MB, and BMW (who all have plants in the USA). Our Car was told that its 75% made in the USA even though its Japanese. MS may realize the lower dollar and move here. I say put Don and Buford in charge.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 20:02

We would tell everybody that racing sucks now and isn't worth going to and therefore it's not worth buying our magazine either and it would last two issues.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 20:11

Originally posted by HDonaldCapps
I mean, WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA! Ponder that for just a moment.... the corporate headquarters for Motor Sport is in Walhalla? I can under why -- whitewater just a short distance away, excellent fishing in the area, very reasonable cost of living, Clemson University right over there, Anderson and Buck Fulp just around the corner, great accents, what more could you ask for? Does it not strike anyone else as something to smile about?


I'm intrigued by "great accents"...

#2594 Lemans

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 20:18

We would tell everybody that racing sucks now and isn't worth going to and therefore it's not worth buying our magazine either and it would last two issues.


Buford, you would be suprised what sells today. Look backs and stories sell. Speedway Illustrated uses that model and is critical of Nascar at times and is strong safety supporter.

#2595 Frank S

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 20:21

Originally posted by PRD


I'm intrigued by "great accents"...


Ahá.

Address sounds like a MailBoxesAreUs site. I have to wonder how they get any work done in those little tiny spaces.

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#2596 PRD

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 20:32

Originally posted by PRD


I'm intrigued by "great accents"...


and the answer to the second question is "no"

#2597 Frank S

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 20:39

I see from MapQuest's aerial view of the intersection that the northeast corner is an empty field as of the (unknown) photo date.

I disremember if even numbers are on the north or south side of the street. If south, there are some buildings there.

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#2598 bigears

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 20:56

Originally posted by ensign14
OK, bye bye life... :lol:


Indeed, it will be! :p

#2599 Jim Thurman

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 21:30

I was going to say perhaps they developed a taste for some good Carolina BBQ...and do you realize how difficult it is to get Blenheim in London?

I checked and the plans for MS are radical. They're going after the American historic/nostalgia market. Pieces on Darlington, NASCAR's roots, profiles of "Little" Bud Moore and the history of racing at Myrtle Beach.

Road racing fans, don't despair though...despite the move, road racing will still be featured via pieces on "Buck" Fulp and Graham Shaw...





:rotfl: JUST KIDDING! (no doubt this made some of our members apoplectic)

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 22:34

It is difficult to get Blenheim just about anywhere it seems. For those many clueless souls out there who have never experienced the delights of Blenheim Ginger Ale, you can understand why once you've had your nose fried by downing a bottle of #3, who needs moonshine? It is a truly unique drink -- and utterly addictive. It is bottled in the triving metropolis of Hamer, South Carolina by the Blenheim Bottling Company. Hamer, for the geographically challenged, is in Dillon County, and not far from SOB (South of the Border) for those who have not had the pleasure of seeing Pedro for mile afer mile after mile....