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#1 Jimmy Piget

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Posted 26 January 2003 - 07:47

Last year, I published (by myself) a 208 page booklet compiling the race winners (1901-2002) in the main single-seater categories (GP, indy cars, voiturettes, F5000, cyclecars, formula libre, etc etc)
One year later, there are about 20 copies left (on a total of 111), when I am now updating here & there some of its data.

I never intended this publication for sale, only to be offered as a gift to other race enthusiasts who share information with me.
And this is exactly what the TNFers are !

So, this is the offer : I'll post one copy (free) to the first 20 pals who will ask for.

You may use my email (JimmyPiget@aol.com) to inform me on your postal address.

And, if requested, I can also send by email all the updates I have made since the booklet was out (attached files in RTF format, available for Microsoft Word et al)

Cheers

Jimmy

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#2 Egon Thurner

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Posted 26 January 2003 - 08:16

Jimmy, this is a very nice gesture.

If the content of this booklet is free, why not put it on the WWW ?
If you are not able or willing to do it yourself, just do a shout ...

E.T.

#3 Flying Panda

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Posted 26 January 2003 - 12:41

Jimmy - I must say, this is a very generous offer :up:
I hope you enjoyed making the booklet as much as other people enjoy using it :)

#4 Jimmy Piget

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Posted 26 January 2003 - 12:43

Egon,

Even if there is no minding on putting my compilation on the Web, I really do not know how to do it (I do not get "own pages" by my provider — AOL)

All I can add is that my files are saved under Microsoft Word format (version 6 for Macintosh), with a lot of bold, italics and colours...

What else ?

PS : for the moment, I have 9 requests for the booklet — I'll send them during this week.
11 to come !

#5 Jimmy Piget

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Posted 26 January 2003 - 19:19

STOP...
The 20 chap list is now closed !
Cheers.

#6 paulhooft

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Posted 26 January 2003 - 19:20

Can I have One??
Paul

#7 dretceterini

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Posted 27 January 2003 - 00:39

Jimmy:

Thanks for the original copy of the book and the updates via e-mail...

#8 Roger Clark

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 09:09

Jimmy's record arrived this morning, and although I haven't had time to examine it in detail, I am amazed. The word booklet doesn't remotely do it justice. As he says in the introduction, I will have to invest in a good magnifying glaa, but that is something you accept as you move into the second half-century.

Thank you Jimmy.

#9 petefenelon

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 09:15

Originally posted by Roger Clark
Jimmy's record arrived this morning, and although I haven't had time to examine it in detail, I am amazed. The word booklet doesn't remotely do it justice. As he says in the introduction, I will have to invest in a good magnifying glaa, but that is something you accept as you move into the second half-century.

Thank you Jimmy.


Mine arrived yesterday - a monumental achievement by Jimmy - I particularly enjoyed reminiscing about the cars and drivers that had won Libre races at Aintree, my local circuit during my childhood. I'm amazed at the number of races Jimmy's found time to note the winners of. Excellent stuff indeed. Much appreciated

pete

#10 Egon Thurner

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Posted 05 February 2003 - 20:09

... a booklet compiling the race winners ...


that is really the worst case of understatement, I ever was confronted with. About 200 DIN-A4 pages full of information about single seater race winners. Incredible. This is really great work. I got it Monday and needed two days to throw a first look at it. I will take it to my hands often for sure. Thank you for that very worthfully compilation.

#11 David Beard

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Posted 05 February 2003 - 20:47

Originally posted by petefenelon


Mine arrived yesterday - a monumental achievement by Jimmy - I particularly enjoyed reminiscing about the cars and drivers that had won Libre races at Aintree, my local circuit during my childhood. I'm amazed at the number of races Jimmy's found time to note the winners of. Excellent stuff indeed. Much appreciated

pete


How do people like me (who were too slow off the mark) get a copy, Jimmy? :cry: :cry:

#12 paulhooft

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Posted 05 February 2003 - 21:24

I recieved the booklet yesterday:
A great piece of work!!!
Paul Hooft :up:

#13 jarama

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Posted 05 February 2003 - 22:32

Jimmy,

impressive work. Well done! :up:

Thankyou again.

Carles.

#14 m.tanney

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Posted 06 February 2003 - 00:44

Jimmy,
  Your booklet arrived today. It seems wrong, though, to call it a booklet - there's more information in its 208 pages than in several shelves full of books. Remarkable! Thank you, very much!
  With warmest regards,

Mike

P.S. I see that you are missing a few Canadian Formula B results. I'll see if I can dig them up for you. And, if you're looking for any other Canadian races, please drop me a line.

#15 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 06 February 2003 - 01:56

Jimmy

Your book arrived yesterday - what an amazing job you've done.

Especially pleasing for me was the amount of coverage you've given to races in this part of the world.

I'll see if I can help fill in some of the missing data.

Thanks again

Milan

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Posted 06 February 2003 - 06:45

Jimmy thanks for the Email updates, if you are looking to put it on the web I can help out if you are interested. Just PM me and we can look at it. :wave: :smoking:

#17 Barry Lake

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Posted 06 February 2003 - 11:31

Amazing, Jimmy; absolutely amazing!

Very professionally done, too - except for the type-face being too compacted. Makes it difficult to pick errors, because one has to read it too painstakingly.

But to have such information at hand will be absolutely invaluable.

Will forward any corrections/additions as they come to notice.

Thanks a million! TNF has done it again.

#18 Marcor

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Posted 06 February 2003 - 22:55

Thanks for the booklet !!! Very good job !!!

#19 Jimmy Piget

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Posted 08 February 2003 - 06:32

Originally posted by Barry Lake
Very professionally done, too - except for the type-face being too compacted. Makes it difficult to pick errors, because one has to read it too painstakingly.


Yes, that was my problem when mocking all this up. I too an in the middle of my 50s, so my eyes are now as liable as "intermediate" tyres on a wet Francorchamps circuit (i.e. wet here and dry there at the same time)...

A financial one actually : had I used bigger fonts, that the number of pages had increased a huge lot : printers are so expensive, even with Xerox machines !

That's also why I don't intend to publish an update issue : I'm afraid I won't have the appropriate money to complete it.

But I'm doing updated files in Microsoft Word format, that I'll send by email (attached files) to pals who wish them.

I'll begin next week.

And to everybody : many thanks for the cheers.

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#20 Flying Panda

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Posted 09 February 2003 - 13:44

Jimmy - I recieved your booklet on Thursday.
Thank-you, again.
You really have put a lot of work into it, and a lot of time. :eek:

Updates would be greatly appreciated :)
I will definatly send you an e-mail

#21 roger_valentine

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Posted 09 February 2003 - 17:58

Excellent work, Jimmy.

It would seem to be rather ungracious to start looking for errors, but, as with all stats, that is half the fun.

I'm not sure about a couple of the Intercontinental Formula entries:

Silverstone 6 May 1961: You have Surtees as a leader in the Lotus-Vanwall. I didn't think the L-V actually started a race, let alone lead one. Wasn't that the Vanwall-Vanwall VW14?

Snetterton 26 March 1961: You have Surtees as a class winner, in his F1 Cooper. I always thought this was a race for both F1 and IcF cars, with no classes? Was there really a F1 class, or wasSurtees merely 'first F1 finisher'?

#22 Roger Clark

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Posted 09 February 2003 - 22:10

I don't know whether there was a separate Formula 1 class at Snetterton, though I thought there was. I am sure that the race was the 25th, not the 26th.