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#1 LittleChris

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Posted 01 December 2002 - 00:44

C'mon then Doug, what have you got lined up for us ????

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#2 Doug Nye

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Posted 01 December 2002 - 17:51

Ah - now this is NOT collusion, I promise - but the more interest received the more possible it becomes that this video and DVD series will continue (it's available in both European/PAL and American NTSC versions by the way).

David Weguelin's 'MFQ4' will offer 1950 British Grand Prix 'Royal Silverstone' - crisp colour footage, most attractively covering the cars - relish the Alfettas - transporters and people in the paddock pre-race, there's sound track and race coverage...gives very good sense of how life was in Britain at that time...enjoy the Royal party's 'viewing dais' at Stowe Corner...it all redefines the word austere!

Concluding the Daimler-Benz factory black-and-white film coverage of the 1954 season with the Italian GP at Monza, that year's Spanish GP at Pedralbes, Barcelona, and then the non-Championship Berlin Grand Prix on the AVUS - with Behra's Gordini just about clinging on to the streamlined Mercedes...

1962 Monte Carlo Rally - good fun...some really hairy motoring on the Monte Carlo GP circuit - Graham Hill beginning his World Championship season with a rally in a Sunbeam Rapier...

1955 Goodwood 9-Hours - fabulous mainly colour feature on Goodwood as it was, tooth, claw and disaster too...Aston's DB3Ses against the Jaguar D-Types, Monza Ferraris etc - all amongst the corn stooks...

Sir Jack Brabham at 75 Part 4 - continuing the MFQ audience with 'Blackie' - hear it straight from the horse's mouth - his third World Championship title - life with the Repco V8s etc.

Thanks for asking - for further details see

(Don?Bira?? - send me the bill)

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#3 Don Capps

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Posted 01 December 2002 - 22:08

We're just putting on the cuff so when the day cames..... ;)

#4 Doug Nye

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Posted 01 December 2002 - 22:53

Oh Chris - now look what you've got me into.... :eek:

#5 LittleChris

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Posted 01 December 2002 - 23:54

:eek:

If you would like a suggestion, though, how about an in-car lap as a feature of each video ?? I would love to see more footage of Herman Lang at the Ring ( 1962??)

#6 Bernd

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Posted 02 December 2002 - 01:28

I'm proud to say I've not purchased a single one of these DVD's. Proud because I want them very much and I've been able to resist the temptation of buying them.
I vowed to cut down dramatically on my Motorsport Book/Video purchases when they blew out to many hundreds of dollars every month.

#7 Felix Muelas

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Posted 02 December 2002 - 08:38

Originally posted by Bernd
...and I've been able to resist the temptation of buying them....


With all my due respects, Bernd, don't be silly. :lol:
Get them for this forthcoming Xmas...

Not only they are an enthusiast's delight but also they allow something that we sheldom do at home : socializing about our favourite matter; you can actually play one of those at home, make comments and see how surprisingly interested some of your friends suddenly become about those images.

And SEE things that you've never seen before!

After all, with F1 becoming so horribly boring and people jumping away from it, it's only logical that these "turkish delights" nicely packed become extremelly popular within sensible individuals (and their families).

I am so convinced that you are going to love them that, in case you don't, you can send the DVDs to me at home and I'll pay you for them what you paid originally.;)

Un abrazo
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#8 LittleChris

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Posted 04 January 2003 - 15:41

Has this been issued yet ? I thought it was due out in December, but haven't received my copy yet :(

#9 Doug Nye

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Posted 04 January 2003 - 22:57

Chris - should have gone out. Apologies - I'm chasing Weg to chase the mailing house.... :blush:

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#10 LittleChris

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Posted 05 January 2003 - 19:04

Thanks Doug. I get a bit worried by the post system these days given the amazing amount of mail that they're supposed to lose each day !

#11 Bernd

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Posted 05 January 2003 - 22:36

Oh I'm positive I'd love them Felix which is why I'm proud to say I still haven't bought any of them.

Yeah me :clap:

#12 Doug Nye

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Posted 06 January 2003 - 21:31

Originally posted by LittleChris
Has this been issued yet ? I thought it was due out in December, but haven't received my copy yet :(


There has been an unavoidable delay created by Christmas and the holidays - deliveries should be made around the third week of this month.

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Posted 06 January 2003 - 21:47

:clap:


Of course add a week or two to make it up here via sled dog! :lol:

Looking forward to it as always. Thanks for the updates.

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#14 Gary C

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Posted 06 January 2003 - 21:48

yes indeedy - we're champing at the bit here, Doug!!

#15 Doug Nye

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Posted 06 January 2003 - 22:34

Oh wunnerful - thank you as always - but just encourage your friends - OK????

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#16 Paul Parker

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Posted 07 January 2003 - 17:16

Dear Doug,

As everybody else seems to be chasing you about MFQ, here is my suggestion for future material.

I would love to see as much in car footage as you can obtain or allowed to publish. There must be quite a lot of stuff that many of us will never have clapped eyes on from all over the place. One such piece of film that I saw at a Brooks auction at Monaco in 2000 was riding with a Scarab single seater around Riverside (I think). It was fantastic, long oversteering slides and plenty of real speed. Also how about mountain hillclimbs, surely somebody went up the Grossglockner or similar with a camera on board etc., etc.

Of course as you and I have discussed before there is always the problem of copyright so one must not be too demanding. The first three volumes have been wonderful, truly entertaining and if anybody out there is hesitating, don't. Go and buy them now, they are worth every last penny/cent/euro.

#17 Doug Nye

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Posted 07 January 2003 - 20:43

I'm not sure whether or not I've mentioned this before - the past three months are a blurrrrrrrr - but there is a promise that we have secured footage of an in-car lap around Oulton Park - in a Lotus 25 - driven by....









... Jimmy Clark. How boring. ):

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Posted 07 January 2003 - 21:05

Originally posted by Doug Nye
... Jimmy Clark. How boring. ):

Oh jeez. No chance of getting Ottorino Volonterio at the 'Ring? That would take up a tape in itself.

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Posted 07 January 2003 - 21:25

Originally posted by ensign14
Oh jeez. No chance of getting Ottorino Volonterio at the 'Ring? That would take up a tape in itself.

:lol:

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#20 Roger Clark

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Posted 27 January 2003 - 22:57

Originally posted by Doug Nye


There has been an unavoidable delay created by Christmas and the holidays - deliveries should be made around the third week of this month.

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Any news from the front?

#21 Doug Nye

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Posted 29 January 2003 - 22:41

Being mailed out over the next few days following resettlement of distribution company in new premises. Sincere apologies for the delays.

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#22 LittleChris

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 00:50

Arrived today, I'm a HAPPY Bloke, cheers Doug. But what happens now the subscription's run out ?

#23 Doug Nye

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 18:22

Delighted to hear you're HAPPY! :)

Weg's intention is to run another year at least so there are another four to look forward to. Anyone interested is invited - most cordially - to secure another year's subscription... There's the lap of Oulton Park with Jim Clark in the Lotus 25 to look forward to, plus much more.

Details are on <www.motorfilms.com>

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#24 Barry Boor

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 22:08

I've got mine too! Many thanks.

I LOVE the commentator's comment that the Alfa Romeo 158s are doing "over 100 mph on the Hangar Straight." :eek:

I also enjoyed Jack's comments about Dan. And the film from Longford.

(I haven't watched any more yet!)

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 22:13

Eh! Film from Longford? Say more Barry!

I've had a avi file of the Clark Oulton lap for years, it's magic! To say he's smooth is an understatement.
Poetry in Motion would be a fitting slogan for it.

#26 Barry Boor

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 22:21

Doug could describe it far better than I but in the Jack Brabham section there is perhaps 5 minutes of film from an Australian Grand Prix at Longford in nineteen sixty-something. There are some great shots that give some of we northern hemispherians our very first glimpse of moving pictures from that wonderful circuit.

Certainly, I have never seen it before.

#27 Doug Nye

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 22:39

Glad you're enjoying it. 1965. Further details on David Weguelin's <www.motorfilms.com>

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#28 Bernd

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 22:43

Originally posted by Barry Boor
Doug could describe it far better than I but in the Jack Brabham section there is perhaps 5 minutes of film from an Australian Grand Prix at Longford in nineteen sixty-something. There are some great shots that give some of we northern hemispherians our very first glimpse of moving pictures from that wonderful circuit.

Certainly, I have never seen it before.


Sold! I've ordered it I'll receive it first thing tomorrow morning.

Damnit I'll have to buy all the others now! Amazing what a simple mention can do isn't it :mad:

I've got an onboard lap of Longford with Lex Davison that I'm planning on posting on my site eventually.

#29 Barry Boor

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Posted 02 February 2003 - 23:39

Mr. Nye, I presume the cheque is in the post......

#30 Doug Nye

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Posted 03 February 2003 - 10:26

:blush: ...you are first in the queue after Gorrrrrdon Broon....

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