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#1 Tuboscocca

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 15:28

Tried to open 'Memoire des Stands' the French site...

www.memoiredesstands.hautetfort.com

Unusual homepage , just one article dated 30th July...no working links...

Temporary down?? Or something more earnest??

Thanks Michael

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#2 Tim Murray

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 16:05

And that one article is English. As I recall, everything on that site used to be in French. Very strange. :confused:

#3 Stefan Schmidt

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 16:17

Tried to open 'Memoire des Stands' the French site...

www.memoiredesstands.hautetfort.com

Unusual homepage , just one article dated 30th July...no working links...

Temporary down?? Or something more earnest??

Thanks Michael


My dear friend Patrice Vatan has close the site - very sad - Patrice is one of the best French writers! :wave:

#4 Tuboscocca

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 16:35

My dear friend Patrice Vatan has close the site - very sad - Patrice is one of the best French writers! :wave:



Stefan DANKE! Very sad--it was a good site, good themes, photos and a look in the French 'scene'.. :(

Michael

#5 Tim Murray

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 16:49

The URL of the 'new' site, as posted by Michael in post 1, is:

http://memoiredessta...hautetfort.com/

The URL of the 'old' site (which has been in my Favourites list for years, and used to take me to the site) is:

http://memoiresdesta...hautetfort.com/

Note that they are slightly different. Clicking on the 'old' site URL gets you a '404 Error - URL not found' message. Clicking on the 'new' site URL gives you the single article in English, as noted by Michael.

So my question is: are the 'old' and 'new' sites both run by Patrice Vatan, or is someone else trying to steal Patrice's reputation?

#6 Tuboscocca

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 18:33

The URL of the 'new' site, as posted by Michael in post 1, is:

http://memoiredessta...hautetfort.com/

The URL of the 'old' site (which has been in my Favourites list for years, and used to take me to the site) is:

http://memoiresdesta...hautetfort.com/

Note that they are slightly different. Clicking on the 'old' site URL gets you a '404 Error - URL not found' message. Clicking on the 'new' site URL gives you the single article in English, as noted by Michael.

So my question is: are the 'old' and 'new' sites both run by Patrice Vatan, or is someone else trying to steal Patrice's reputation?


well seen SHERLOCK or WATSON..

The difference is in the 'de' and des' (partitive articles in French)..As the Rindt article in the 'new MdS' is from Ewald...--I think it is a fake-site..

Michael

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 19:39

My dear friend Patrice Vatan has close the site - very sad - Patrice is one of the best French writers! :wave:



Any idea why Stefan ? I also have had this site bookmarked in my favourites and had hoped that it's unavailability was a short term thing.

#8 Stefan Schmidt

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 17:30

Any idea why Stefan ? I also have had this site bookmarked in my favourites and had hoped that it's unavailability was a short term thing.


Unfortunately no :(

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 19:39

I tried to reach Mr. Vatan too, as I got very surprised the site was down. Is any way to recover it or trace the any backup?

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 19:50

I tried to reach Mr. Vatan too, as I got very surprised the site was down. Is any way to recover it or trace the any backup?

The Wayback Machine has some of it, but nothing since last July:

http://wayback.archi...hautetfort.com/

#11 Mig007

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 20:03

It's better than nothing indeed

#12 Stefan Schmidt

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:04

Patrice Vatan is also on Facebook :wave:

#13 Tim Murray

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:54

He used to post here too (as 33 route d'orleans) but we haven't heard from him for quite a while.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:40

He used to post here too (as 33 route d'orleans) but we haven't heard from him for quite a while.


He posted a lot on Facebook about the town of Cosne sur Loire. He wrote on MDS that his actual passion was in the Loire area...

#15 Mig007

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 16:38

Hi

Any news from Patrice Vatan or from anyone who had archived more things from the website?

Best Regards

#16 Vitesse2

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 22:31

Not Memoire des Stands as such, but a new French blog is attempting to carry on where it left off.

Classic Courses

A tip of the chapeau to Christian Burdet, who posted the details at Autodiva.

#17 Stefan Schmidt

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 19:08

Here it is - back again:

http://memoiredessta...hautetfort.com/

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 21:24

Here it is - back again:

http://memoiredessta...hautetfort.com/


Thank goodness for that - I had been rather depressed. Thank you, Stefan, Tim et al.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 23:52

Thank goodness for that - I had been rather depressed. Thank you, Stefan, Tim et al.


Seconded :clap: and the picture of Fangio hitting the apex at Aremberg is now my wallpaper

Edited by LittleChris, 14 December 2012 - 23:55.


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#20 Stefan Schmidt

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:14

Seconded :clap: and the picture of Fangio hitting the apex at Aremberg is now my wallpaper


Great picture of Fangio :cool:

#21 Mig007

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 23:35

It isn't the original Blog

#22 LittleChris

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:02

It isn't the original Blog


True, but it seems to be a worthy successor

#23 Mig007

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:21

Yes, better than nothing

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 18:32

No, it is not meant to continue : this "bootleg" duplicate was set up by a former contributor as a tongue-in-cheek reaction to the ( quite brutal ) disappearance of the original blog , in order to boost spirits and motivate someone to take over . But the author ( Francis Rainault) clearly states that it's over after this last note of november 2nd, and invites his followers to move to the "classic course" blog linked a few posts above by Vitesse2 - that one is active and hopefully will remain so ( and run by Olivier Rogar, another former contributor of MdS )

#25 Mig007

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:34

Whjat should be really interesting is try to recover all the material in the older one

#26 Tuboscocca

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 15:34

Here it is - back again:

http://memoiredessta...hautetfort.com/



Tried it today: access denied ,only for users with password???

Or did I made a mistake??

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 18:22

Tried it today: access denied ,only for users with password???

Or did I made a mistake??

Michael


I get exactly the same, Michael - having tried a couple of other browsers as well. It may be that the site is down - sometimes you get strange messages like that.


#28 Tuboscocca

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 23:28

I get exactly the same, Michael - having tried a couple of other browsers as well. It may be that the site is down - sometimes you get strange messages like that.



thanks MCS--was only a very short 'second' life...

So we still have the 'memoires'....of a great site....

Michael

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:44

As I had written a while back, this second avatar of Mémoire des Stands was just a tongue-in-cheek parody by one former contributor, in order to shake things up and check for potential interest...

The real "successor" is now online, a blog called "Classic Courses" , also by a former contributor of Mémoire des Stands ( Olivier Rogar ) and is keeping the same spirit, graced by the presence of many former contributors of MdS . And hard feelings, if any, have now quitened down since this new blog has even been "inducted" by Patrice Vatan, who wrote a short note of congratulations in reply to a new outstanding contribution. ( one man writing the story of how he took Olivier Gendebien to visit the Von Trips museum/memorial )

Oh yes, the link :

http://classiccourses.hautetfort.com/

Edited by philippe7, 08 February 2013 - 01:46.