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#1 Manfred Cubenoggin

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 00:03

No, nothing to do with religion, chaps. Unless, of course, you hold motorsports perhaps a little too dear. :)

The chosen title for the thread is to have the membership post on topics of drivers, cars and events where TNF was instumental in changing their views, opinions and/or facts-based knowledge. I know that as a member for some nine years, I've learned plenty where I thought black was white and vice versa. The seemingly bottomless pit of knowledge and information here on TNF must have swayed some of your thoughts. What revelations would you care to reveal?

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#2 RogerFrench

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 02:39

Well, it was here that I was finally convinced that the 3-litre supercharged GP Mercedes-Benz of 1938-39 were all W154s, having been led astray for years.

#3 David McKinney

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 06:18

1939 European Championship outcome and the debunking of the 1934 Mercedes paint-scraping story are top of my list

#4 Tim Murray

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 06:44

Agreed. Next up on my list are:

The 'Sokol 650' had no real links to Auto Union

Ed Hugus co-drove the 1965 Le Mans winner

Rosemeyer's death probably caused by mechanical failure, not a wind gust

#5 Roger Clark

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 10:29

Agreed. Next up on my list are:

The 'Sokol 650' had no real links to Auto Union

Ed Hugus co-drove the 1965 Le Mans winner

Rosemeyer's death probably caused by mechanical failure, not a wind gust

It is noticeable how many of the leading posters on those threads no longer post on TNF.

#6 NPP

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 16:24

It is noticeable how many of the leading posters on those threads no longer post on TNF.


Yes, sad. I come here nearly every day since 2000 or so - nearly everything I know about F1 I have learnt on or through TNF, so I could just post http://forums.autosp...hp?showforum=10 as my 'revelation'.

#7 D-Type

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 20:18

Some more minor ones:

Nuvolari turning off his lights to win the 1930 Mille Miglia

The 1933 Tripoli GP "fix"

Hamilton and Rolt going on a bender before the 1953 Le mans

Indianapolis 1964

The various questionable car histories: Alfa Romeo GTZ, Healey, Maserati 2459, etc

Edited by D-Type, 17 August 2011 - 22:40.


#8 RA Historian

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 23:01

The power of TNF. As far as I know, this forum may have been the first place that such items as the false history of the McLaren M8F of Mr. Hughes, and the Mecum Auction offering of a completely bogus Maserati T-61 as real were initially exposed and debunked. In both cases, after the initial exposure here, the word spread world wide and the truth won out. I am impressed with the power of this forum.
Tom

#9 jj2728

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 00:35

The vast amount of knowledge that has given me so many valued and appreciated insights into the rich history of this great sport we share a passion for.

#10 Frank S

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 23:41

To quote, or at least paraphrase myself: I come here for a nourishing daily dose of Humility and Edification.

Most sincere thanks to all, even to the ... well, never mind.

#11 GMACKIE

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 00:28

The English lessons have been marvelous.......I was concerned about leaving school at 15 [1956], however, thanks to TNF, I'm now gradually catching up! :)

Edited by GMACKIE, 19 August 2011 - 01:11.


#12 Ralf Pickel

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 06:17

The power of TNF. As far as I know, this forum may have been the first place that such items as the false history of the McLaren M8F of Mr. Hughes, and the Mecum Auction offering of a completely bogus Maserati T-61 as real were initially exposed and debunked. In both cases, after the initial exposure here, the word spread world wide and the truth won out. I am impressed with the power of this forum.
Tom


There might be another new story here. ;)
Not such a high profile car, but.....

#13 arttidesco

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 16:00

Gosh where to start on the TNF Book of Revelations ?

Every day is a learning day on TNF starting with early morning lessons in the English language all the way through to such fascinating details as probably no one will ever know the true identities of the Alfa Romeo 179's that raced in the 1981 season from Spanish GP on. There are three cars which have a claim to parts of the history of 917 021 two cars which allegedly have a claim to parts of the history of 908/2 and now above something similar with Osella PA 1 07.

The whole gearfob special scene has been an equal revelation, that one should not take a nice paint job at face value, all this and more including a mind spinning number of unpublished quality period photographs.

But having met some TNFers the real revelation has been what an engaging collection of chaps and chapesses I share a passion with, since joining TNF I have met Tim Murray who heavily influenced my decision to join the Bristol Pegasus Motor Club, taken part in, and won, a production car trial, marshalled at a sprint, visited Prodrive, Race Retro, had a thoroughly good time at Mallory meeting Phil Rainford, Simon Arron, Ted Walker and many more, visited Colin Bennett's workshops on an fabulous day out thanks to Mr Giraffe, hooked up with Simon Lewis who has kindly put me on the guest list at Castle Combe on several occasions, met Peter Connew thanks to Barry Boor whom I hope to meet at Oulton next Sunday and look forward to meeting a few more TNFers in the fullness of time.

Thanks to each and every one of you near and far who has contributed to reawakening my interest in all things motor racing with a vengeance :wave:

#14 David Birchall

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 18:43

Bu**er! D Type beat me to it on all points!

The "discussion" over the provenance of XKD558 was revealing--the local who claims ownership no longer talks to me--and the Lotus Nineteen thread is worth the entry fee...

#15 Barry Boor

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 21:11

Sorry, Arti, I'm only there on Monday. I thought I told you that weeks ago. :)

#16 arttidesco

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 00:25

Your absolutely right Barry it is Bank holiday MONDAY I am looking forward to :wave:

#17 ZOOOM

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 16:38

I especially enjoyed the thread about Mickey Thompson's roller skates.
Consumed a lot of my reading time!

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