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#1 Gary C

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 20:49

Evening lads.
I just wanted to mention that my first TV programme gets an airing tomorrow night. It's footage from the 1986 RAC Rally, I don't know how many rally fans we have in here?
I discovered the old videotapes earlier in the year, they have never been seen by anyone. I managed to find somewhere to get them copied (was amazed they even played!) and have now produced a 60 minute dvd and Motors have taken a shortened version which they are airing tomorrow night and across the weekend.
I hope you enjoy it!

Edited by Gary C, 11 November 2010 - 21:04.


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#2 EDWARD FITZGERALD

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 22:17

Evening lads.
I just wanted to mention that my first TV programme gets an airing tomorrow night. It's footage from the 1986 RAC Rally, I don't know how many rally fans we have in here?
I discovered the old videotapes earlier in the year, they have never been seen by anyone. I managed to find somewhere to get them copied (was amazed they even played!) and have now produced a 60 minute dvd and Motors have taken a shortened version which they are airing tomorrow night and across the weekend.
I hope you enjoy it!


Looking forward to it showing on MOTORS TV UK , Friday 9.45 pm approx ,

#3 RS2000

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 22:25

I'm sure you'll fully understand that for a lot of us the RAC Rally finally ended in 1985, with the move to "office hours" for 86. It had to happen some time but we had a few years left - until Timo Salonen joined the previously discredited Walter (who never liked it) in ranting about the 85 format and demanding change. Please think on that as you watch the grinning Finn in 86.
For many the true spirit was lost in 1981 with the arrival of 4wd, although that didn't greatly impact we of the lower orders until the format changed for 86. I now actually find it difficult to watch the event entering its death throes with the GpB abortions (the 4wd GpB cars, which were only part of GpB - my last RAC was in a conventional GpB car).
Its successor, the ludicrously-named Wales Rally GB, starts tomorrow doesn't it? Despite living relatively nearby for its northern stages now, I won't be leaving home...

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 08:04

I'm sure you'll fully understand that for a lot of us the RAC Rally finally ended in 1985, with the move to "office hours" for 86. It had to happen some time but we had a few years left - until Timo Salonen joined the previously discredited Walter (who never liked it) in ranting about the 85 format and demanding change. Please think on that as you watch the grinning Finn in 86.
For many the true spirit was lost in 1981 with the arrival of 4wd, although that didn't greatly impact we of the lower orders until the format changed for 86. I now actually find it difficult to watch the event entering its death throes with the GpB abortions (the 4wd GpB cars, which were only part of GpB - my last RAC was in a conventional GpB car).
Its successor, the ludicrously-named Wales Rally GB, starts tomorrow doesn't it? Despite living relatively nearby for its northern stages now, I won't be leaving home...


Nonethless, for many others, the spitting, popping, banging, fire-breathing 4wd Group B cars were spectacular to watch. I think I am right in saying Gary that this was their final appearance on the World Rally Championship stage before they were banned? I'll definitely have my TV tuned to Motors this evening!


#5 Gary C

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 10:03

Yes, absolutely Michael, this was the last WRC round for the Group B cars.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 11:02

Yes, absolutely Michael, this was the last WRC round for the Group B cars.

Well, almost... Three weeks later a few of those cars took part in the Olympus Rally, which was the last WRC round for the Group B 'monsters'.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 11:17

Well done Gary for putting it together.

Fred (in Rally Control of Wales Rally GB - I think the names's OK - the event is in GB and sponsored by Wales)

#8 Gary C

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 00:44

Did anyone watch?

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 08:20

Did anyone watch?


Ah, missed it? :well: ): getting a repeat?

#10 Cargo

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 08:24

Spotted it - :) is on 11.35 tonite. Will watch.

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:20

:up: Gary, i watched it with my son, we both enjoyed it. Especially the Metro`s, great fun. How bout that 64 T.T. ? :)

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:56

I'm sure you'll fully understand that for a lot of us the RAC Rally finally ended in 1985, with the move to "office hours" for 86. It had to happen some time but we had a few years left - until Timo Salonen joined the previously discredited Walter (who never liked it) in ranting about the 85 format and demanding change. Please think on that as you watch the grinning Finn in 86.
For many the true spirit was lost in 1981 with the arrival of 4wd, although that didn't greatly impact we of the lower orders until the format changed for 86. I now actually find it difficult to watch the event entering its death throes with the GpB abortions (the 4wd GpB cars, which were only part of GpB - my last RAC was in a conventional GpB car).
Its successor, the ludicrously-named Wales Rally GB, starts tomorrow doesn't it? Despite living relatively nearby for its northern stages now, I won't be leaving home...


As this is such a widespread view and Jean Todt is now in charge at the FIA, I wonder if we might at least hope for change.

Having watched a great deal of rally footage from 30 - 40 years ago recently, undoubtedly the best spectacle comes from 2 wheel drive , preferably rear wheel drive rally cars on soft loose surfaces in very poor weather conditions.

The 4 day round Britain rally was an adventure for both the competitors and crucially for the spectators on the ground and the TV viewers and radio listeners at home, live instant on the hour coverage right across the news media from Saturday to Wednesday was gripping.

All the wrong things have been cut in an effort to cut costs and none of the right things have been done. I am certain if there was a will, a vastly better UK rally round could be devised than at present. Taking the best from the past with the good things we have in the present.


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Posted 13 November 2010 - 21:26

Irish rallying does two wheel drive (rear) plus often damp roads giving you much of what you desire. Yet to see it live, but it is high on the must do list. They seem to have a class for Escort shaped cars with significant mods, as well as more period spec. RPM on Motors TV often features it.

Edited by dwh43scale, 13 November 2010 - 21:27.


#14 Cargo

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 07:28

Watched it - good :up: Definitely a "blast from the past". Metros etc. Thanks.

#15 Gary C

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 21:18

...............I'm glad the people that have managed to catch the programme enjoyed it. It's on again this evening and a few more times up to Wednesday (I think).

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 16:04

I've just finished watching you latest contribution to MotorsTV - 'Rear View Mirror : Films of Freddie Barratt (1950s & 1960s)'
I enjoyed it immensely, even though I have it on your Yesterdays Racers DVD.

For those who missed it repeats will be shown each day on Motors TV from now until Sunday (check listing for times).

Any more to look out for?

Well done Gary :clap:

Rob

Edited by Rob Ryder, 06 December 2010 - 16:04.


#17 Gary C

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 16:46

Hi Rob, many thanks for the mention! Glad you enjoyed the programme too. I, personally, didn't know they had even scheduled it yet! (might be nice of them to pay me for it, too, eh??).
There is nothing else in the pipeline, I have suggested a new programme to be shot in early January, but they are still 'checking their budget' - whatever that means!! LOL.

#18 Rob Ryder

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 21:33

I, personally, didn't know they had even scheduled it yet! (might be nice of them to pay me for it, too, eh??).

Not good business... transmission before payment :eek: :lol:
Rob

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 21:44

Enjoyed the programme very much, Gary - just caught up with it on Sky +.

Only one minor criticism from this particular anorak, and that's the commentary towards the end which says something like ".... and so to Wales...", whilst showing footage from Comb in the Lake District. If I've noticed, you can bet your life there's another half dozen anal retentives out there grumbling about it too.....  ;)

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#20 Gary C

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 11:18

well............you're the first, Rob!! LOL

#21 Gary C

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 18:47

in that case, take a look at this : www.racrallydvd.com


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Posted 09 December 2010 - 20:38

There was another of Gary's programmes on last night at 21.50, a 20-minute short about a 1960s film-maker made in 1999 - I think it might have been a late change to the schedules.

I'm hoping Gary can use his influence to get satellite TV to show "The Racers", "The Young Racers", and "The Green Helmet"..........


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#23 Gary C

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 21:21

Thanks for that, Macca, same programme as mentioned in post #16.