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#1 Roger Clark

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Posted 10 May 2002 - 23:10

I've lost my chicken records for the moment but from memory... (DC)

Here are the results of the 1919 Grand Prix des Poulets held at the Circuite de la Route Traversee.. (HE)

The chicken was CK/F1/6065 originally sold to ... (AB)

Actually the chicken was genetically modified, cloned from a wishbone left from dinner at 23 Railway Cuttings... (DN)

Here are pictures of 25 Australian ducks (RB)

Masten Gregory once ate chicken for dinner (JF)

Pedro Rodriguez once ate chicken for dinner (CJ)

Chris Amon ate chickens before, after, and in 1970 during, races. (DK)

(there followed several dozen responses in similar vein)

My friend Luis Phillippe (etc, etc) has been wondering about this for many years (FM)

According to Autosport 27 October 1949... (RC)

Let's have a poll to settle this once and for all (WH)

Here is a list of 2,527 chickens who crossed the road in the years 1950-83 (RB)

Don't forget the heroic chickens of the 1940s (AS)

It was attached by a bungee cord to a gate on the other side (RA)

If it's not too off topic , can I raise the question of the cat that crossed the road in Japan on September 29 1972? (MF)

Actually it was a bantam (DMcK)

If it's not stating the bleedin' obvious, to get to the other side (BB)

Any resemblance to actual chickens, living or dead, is purley coincidental.

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#2 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 10 May 2002 - 23:18

:lol:

I like the bantam one best, don't know why. I think I'm glad I'm not on there but I think if I were it'll be something like:
"the chicken is now alive & well, working as a engineer in Chickenville"

Who's RA? My mind's gone...

#3 Vitesse2

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Posted 10 May 2002 - 23:19

:lol: :lol:

I've checked various American Social Security records and can confirm that this chicken is definitely still alive (RJ)

#4 Vitesse2

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Posted 10 May 2002 - 23:20

Originally posted by Richie Jenkins
:lol:


"the chicken is now alive & well, working as a engineer in Chickenville"

Who's RA? My mind's gone...


Well I was bloody close!! And RA is me you pillock! :)

#5 Liam

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Posted 10 May 2002 - 23:22

brillaint :)

#6 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 10 May 2002 - 23:25

:blush:
I knew it was you as soon as you posted! Well it's late....
To think I called you old... I'm the one whose mind has gone...... :lol:

I like your quote best btw.

#7 Vitesse2

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Posted 10 May 2002 - 23:27

I can also add the results of the 1920 and 1922 Grands Prix du Poulet. The 1921 race was cancelled due to fowlpest (source: Belgian newspaper Les Sports) (MC)

#8 FEV

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Posted 10 May 2002 - 23:31

:rotfl: :lol: :up:

#9 Vitesse2

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Posted 10 May 2002 - 23:39

It was a 917 chicken. Can anyone provide a torque curve? (CJP)

#10 Vitesse2

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Posted 10 May 2002 - 23:52

Does anyone have a track map for the Circuite de la Route Traversee? I don't have it in my database .... (DG)

I'm looking for the results of the 1964 Formula 2 Chicken Temporada Series ... (SO)

I was surfing and found this mysterious chicken ... (RN)

There were heroic chickens in the Golden Era (LS)

#11 FEV

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 00:07

You can find all the results of the chicken in my CSRP Generator (MK)

What was the reasoning behind the Chicken-Fox Racing ? (Meg)

Chicken was runner-up in the South Dakota Modified Jalopies Division in 1952. I have his birthdate somewhere.. (JT)

#12 Hans Etzrodt

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 01:17

Roger,
Very amusing the way you describe your chicken so accurately. :lol:

#13 bira

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 01:33

This chicken has been posted so many times, but I can't be bothered merging it with the other chickens (BG)


http://www.atlasf1.c...&threadid=40657
http://www.atlasf1.c...&threadid=40636
http://www.atlasf1.c...&threadid=22270
http://www.atlasf1.c...=&threadid=9352
http://www.atlasf1.c...=&threadid=8986
http://www.atlasf1.c...=&threadid=8420

#14 David J Jones

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 03:22

Some chicken................

Some neck!

#15 ensign14

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 07:46

1919 grand prix poulet

1. chicken (bug)

anyone more info (Boniver)

The egg was better than the chicken, perhaps because he stayed in Britain rather than flying across the Atlantic. (BRG)

#16 2F-001

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 09:26

''Because it was a Le Mans start?''

#17 fines

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 09:38

:clap: Wonderful, Roger! :D

What about this:

I have two birthdates for the chicken, can anyone tell me which one is correct? Also, is it pronounced Chi-cken or Chick-en? (BL)

If I may add a personal story, the chicken actually crossed the road while I was with my father on the parade lap of the Watkins Glen Grand Prix in 1949... (MA)

In my latest book, "The life and times of The Chicken"... (KL)

While searching for something else, I found a report of a match race between The Fox and The Chicken. It seems there was only one finisher. (TK)

Here's a picture of the Chicken at Indy in 1978 (RN)

Hi All. The 1934-67 Unofficial Chicken Championship is now on the web. :smoking: (QC)

#18 dmj

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 10:45

:clap: :clap:
'My late father was involved in developing and adjusting some chicken's left wing modifications in Autumn 1955, and I would appreciate more information about it.' (UA)

#19 Vitesse2

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 10:55

I think Stirling Moss mentions this in "My Life and Chickens". Of course I could be wrong ™ (Wolf)

I'm hoping to race in Historic Formula Chicken later in the year (GC)

I met the chicken in the pits at Adelaide (Vanwall)

The chicken has the right type of licence, but it should be mounted under its wing, not on top of it (MiFi)

I have taken several hundred pictures of the remains of the places where the Tasmanian chicken crossed the road. Very sad .... (Bernd)

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#20 Doug Nye

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 12:25

Those who have been to New Zealand, or flown by New Zealand Air, will of course be familiar with the Chicken Desk at every airport, where one Chicks In for a flight. I stood in utter confusion for five minutes at Christchurch Airport once listening to a Chicken girl describing how the concours was v. quiet at the moment, but "You should see it in the summer - this entire Hall is jam-packed with Chickens, with all their luggage, you just can't move for Chickens..."....

There is also a wonderful little book around - the autobiography of the first flying chicken - his name, of course, was Gregory Peck.

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#21 David J Jones

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 12:47

I thought wings on side pods were banned ?

How are breast modifications handled? With care?

#22 Pyry L

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 13:07

IIRC wings on sidepods were banned by the FIP (Federation International de Poulets) after several other chickens made a protest against the controversial "twin chicken" Type 88 which was presented for scrutineering at the RCC British Road Crossing Grand Prix in 1981.

#23 2F-001

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 14:50

Could somebody write the code for a chicken in GPL?

#24 Option1

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 15:13

The modern chicken is just as exciting to watch crossing the road as were the chickens of the 50's and 60's. In fact, if you don't like the technology involved in developing the modern chicken then why not just go back in time to when pheasants were plucked. (NC)

I don't know anything about these chickens but I'd like to thank you for posting those wonderful chicken pictures. I didn't even know they had feathers back then. (NC)

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#25 dretceterini

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 19:30

I'm thinking about starting a mother cluckers of F1 history site :rolleyes:

#26 Barry Boor

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 21:51

I was thinking of maybe making a slot-race chicken. Does anyone know what colour it was.......?

#27 Vitesse2

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 22:00

Rhode Island Red? :)

#28 Jim Thurman

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 23:01

Originally posted by FEV
You can find all the results of the chicken in my CSRP Generator (MK)

What was the reasoning behind the Chicken-Fox Racing ? (Meg)

Chicken was runner-up in the South Dakota Modified Jalopies Division in 1952. I have his birthdate somewhere.. (JT)


:lol: This whole thread is simply too funny! Thanks Roger for starting the thread and thanks to everyone else for the additional contributions.

Now, exactly where do I have that magazine or paper that had the Chicken's birthday? :D


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#29 dretceterini

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Posted 11 May 2002 - 23:04

Barry:

will your slot race chicken be a front wheel drive pullet? :drunk:

#30 Option1

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Posted 12 May 2002 - 00:31

Originally posted by fines
:clap: Wonderful, Roger! :D

What about this:

...
If I may add a personal story, the chicken actually crossed the road while I was with my father on the parade lap of the Watkins Glen Grand Prix in 1949... (MA)

...

Speaking of the 1949 Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, I notice that the chicken on row 2 in a picture of the 1951 RCC British Road Crossing Grand Prix is wearing number 3. I thought that Arthur Fowl had that number in 1951 yet the caption to the picture says it's Henri Poulet in his Cockerel special - can you confirm? (1/2 of TNF)

Are you sure it's 1951, it looks like 1952 to me and I'd swear that picture is taken at the Monaco l'Coque Sportif because IIRC it was raining on race day at the 1951 BRCGP although of course the picture could have been of the formation lap when it was only drizzling, but if you look closely in the background you can see a picture of Don Capps with some chick which means it's probably at Monaco, but does anyone know if it rained there in 50 or 53? (Other 1/2 of TNF and some of the first 1/2 as well)

I remember that day well, I was moving the chickens and I'd misplaced my entire collection of Fowl Breeders Weekly so there I was with my wife when I had the once-in-a-lifetime chance to talk with Junior Clucker. Now Clucker may have been many things, but ....................
...........
............
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And that's how once again TNF has shown that it's strength through numbers in solving this mystery. (Don Capps)

I slept with lots of chicks at that GP. Some of them even crossed the road. (Buford) :D

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#31 Option1

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Posted 12 May 2002 - 07:07

Originally posted by Barry Boor
I was thinking of maybe making a slot-race chicken. Does anyone know what colour it was.......?

Well Barry there are only these black & white pics in existence, but looking closely I'm confident in saying it was green. (At least one TNFer)


(Sorry couldn't resist :) )

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#32 Doug Nye

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Posted 12 May 2002 - 08:41

A local corner butcher's shop here - now closed down - used to sell those green chickens...

#33 Vitesse2

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Posted 12 May 2002 - 11:49

I'll ask my Dad about the type numbers of his chickens (JG)

We've just published a great book on the "Poulets des Pilettes" (TP)

#34 FEV

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Posted 12 May 2002 - 14:00

Join "Les Amis des Poulets d'Antan" for our annual pilgrimage at the egg-shaped natural road course in Loué ! (kpy)

#35 Roger Clark

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Posted 12 May 2002 - 17:26

Team orders (RB)

#36 Barry Lake

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Posted 12 May 2002 - 17:56

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

And some people think historians are boring, serious people...

Very clever idea, Roger. You've really brought the best (humour) out of a lot of TNF regulars.

I wish I had the time to think of something witty to add.

#37 Barry Lake

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Posted 12 May 2002 - 18:09

Originally posted by Doug Nye
"You should see it in the summer - this entire Hall is jam-packed with Chickens, with all their luggage, you just can't move for Chickens..."....
DCN


(Sorry, I only just came across this post)

Doug

I hate to correct someone of your standing, but I feel quite confident the lady would have said the place was "jem-pecked" with chickens.

#38 Wolf

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Posted 12 May 2002 - 18:12

Roger- You are a cruel man... ROTFLMAO!

Richard- I am glad that You recognize my trademark. :up: I'm sick and tired of when ppl make mistakes around here and don't recognize my mastery. Is it so hard to add mistake (Wolf TM)? :lol:

#39 Stefan Ornerdal

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Posted 12 May 2002 - 18:13

... to avoid the artificial chick-ane (all TNF:ers)

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Posted 12 May 2002 - 19:19

I have dozens of rare and unpublished photographs of the 1919 Grand Prix des Poulets, but I haven't worked out how to post photos on TNF yet. (just about everybody)

When will somebody post a damn photo of the damn chicken? (Pedro)

#41 Prostfan

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Posted 12 May 2002 - 20:38

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Guess
Which Chicken?
Which Road?
Where?
When?
Why? (8W)

#42 bobbo

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Posted 12 May 2002 - 21:28

IIRC, a very unusual BLUE HEN raced at Dover Downs a few years ago, maybe sponsored by Frank Perdue? Any one have any more info? Any photos? (Bobbo)

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#43 FEV

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Posted 12 May 2002 - 23:05

Originally posted by Jim Thurman
Now, exactly where do I have that magazine or paper that had the Chicken's birthday? :D
Jim Thurman

Maybe you came across it in Preston Henn's biography ? :|

#44 Marcor

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Posted 13 May 2002 - 11:04

The most exciting thread !!! :) :c :smoking: lap:

OT maybe but AFAIK BTW It should become the thread, forget Chris!!!

PS: according some French sources (Le Poulailler - newspaper + La Ferme - weekly magazine) don't mix those races with "Le Prix Royal du Coq" included in the "Week of Le Coq" (in Flemish De Haan, 15 km near Ostende (in Flemish Oostende): Female Rally, Flying km sprint (in the Beach), hillclimb and on the Easter Monday the Prix Royal.

Only two editions: 1913 and 1914 (two days before the declaration of the War). The planned 1919 edition would be replaced by a cyclist and a wheelbarrow races. It was the first real competition of a Parisian future ace: Jean-Pierre 8000, aged only 11 (he was in the wheelbarrow).

PS 2: sorry for my bad English...

#45 Vitesse2

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Posted 13 May 2002 - 11:12

Originally posted by Marcor
Jean-Pierre 8000, aged only 11 (he was in the wheelbarrow).


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

And filmed by Cecil B 2000 perhaps? :D

#46 Barry Boor

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Posted 13 May 2002 - 18:08

SUCCESS!!!!! :p

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#47 Doug Nye

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Posted 13 May 2002 - 19:55

Brilliant! :cool: Nearly - but not quite - a new derivation for the term 'Poule position'?

DCN

#48 Stefan Ornerdal

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Posted 13 May 2002 - 20:37

This is for real:

Swedish Formula 3 Championship, Round 1, April 30 1967

1. Freddy Kottulinsky, Lotus 41C - Ford
2. Reine Wisell, Brabham BT18 - Ford
3. Ulf Svensson, Brabham BT21 - Ford
etc
14. Morgan Sodergren, Chicken - Ford :p

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#49 Prostfan

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Posted 13 May 2002 - 21:05

What about Ernst Henne (Henne means chicken in German) or Adolf Hühnlein (Hühnlein means "little chicken") Many chicken crossing German's pre-war roads...

#50 dretceterini

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Posted 13 May 2002 - 21:23

He wears a disguise to look like human guys, he's not a man he's Chicken Boo (Steven Speilberg, Anamaniacs cartoon show)..