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#1 kstr

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 17:50

I would like to know more about Angolan tracks.I had visited sites like tukutuku, racingcircuis and GEL Motorsports, but I want to know more

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#2 Ray Bell

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 20:44

By putting "Angola*" in 'search BB' at the top of the page, I found several threads that mention Angola.

This is one of them:

http://forums.atlasf...&threadid=44605

#3 kstr

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Posted 02 December 2003 - 20:17

I also had visited the Angolan races question, but I would like to know more, please

#4 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 02 December 2003 - 20:25

I'm no Angolan track expert - but I know people who are


You keeping saying "more" in this threads without being specific - so to help people out do you want to know more

about the track itself - it's history, the founders, it's layout, it's designers

or


do you want to know about the races held at the tracks in Angola


or

do you want to know about the general Angolan motorsport history??



If you help us more, we can help you more - you're only helping yourself if you just explain yourself a little better - even in Portguese, 'cos we can all use Babelfish (or those of us who have one - myself included - a Portuguese Dictionary) can try & understand a little better what all these "I want more" demands actually mean.

Not criticism, just trying to help here...

#5 kstr

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Posted 02 December 2003 - 20:47

I want to know the maps of all Angolan tracks

#6 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 02 December 2003 - 22:09

http://www.silhouet....cks/africa.html

When it comes to track maps, Darren's site is the best - it includes Benguela, Fortolaza, Nova Lisboa & Restinga - basically if a track isn't there, I'm not sure it'll be anywhere on the web, but, like I say, I'm no track expert...

#7 kstr

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Posted 03 December 2003 - 14:22

I will try to found them

#8 kstr

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Posted 07 December 2003 - 16:59

I would like to know more about Angolan motorsport history, in general.

#9 kstrt

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Posted 07 April 2004 - 17:48

Are there photos of these tracks or maps that could appear at magazines?

#10 bigears

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Posted 07 April 2004 - 19:43

Erm, you are pretty demanding for information.

You could Google for it.

Let me help you

http://www.google.co...n&ie=ISO-8859-1

Well there is not a lot of information there. But you can keep trying and you will find something somewhere.

#11 Mischa Bijenhof

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Posted 07 April 2004 - 21:36

Our friend doesn't seem to give up... :drunk:

#12 Paul Taylor

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Posted 07 April 2004 - 21:40

Our friend, inquistive, he is! Posted Image

#13 kstrt

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 08:18

I think that there aren't anything

#14 Felix

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 08:28

A friend is writing a book on the history of Sub-saharan motorsport and all its circuits ... he will know more. Send me a private message (with your email addy) and I will forward to him to see whether he will assist.

#15 petefenelon

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 08:51

Did Alan Rollinson race in Angola?;)

WHAT DO YOU WANT?!
INFORMATION!;)

#16 Paul Taylor

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 12:56

Originally posted by petefenelon
Did Alan Rollinson race in Angola?;)

WHAT DO YOU WANT?!
INFORMATION!;)


:rotfl:

Anyway, this is from one of my books:

"Luanda in Angola was another street track around the houses and along the watrerfront. Hotel entrances were sandbagged and manhole covers were welded down. Practice started at 3am to miss some of the daytime heat and to avoid disrupting the town until race day. Come the race, of course, everything overheated but somehow a winner was always found. Later, as Angola fell into civil war, motor racing became more difficult and the race faded away, the sandbags used for other purposes."


That's probably as much as there is to say about Angolan motorsport! It doesn't happen anymore. I've just been told that the civil war is still on...? My book was published in 1989.

#17 kstrt

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Posted 09 April 2004 - 11:29

What is the name of this book?

#18 Rob29

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Posted 09 April 2004 - 14:06

Paragraph quoted is from 'The World Atlas of Motor Racing' by Joe Saward. There is a nice photo acompanying it. No sure what more info you are looking for .Most of what there is seems to have been covered here. Still as we just uncovered stuff from Argentina I had been looking for for 25 yrs,I suppose there is always hope!

#19 kstrt

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Posted 09 April 2004 - 15:33

Are there maps of the Luanda track?

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#20 Paul Taylor

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Posted 09 April 2004 - 16:17

There is a map here:

http://www.racingcir...NovaLisboa.html

And a list of winners of the Angolan Grand Prix here:

http://www.racingcir...Angola/_gp.html

#21 Ruairidh

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Posted 09 April 2004 - 17:07

Originally posted by kstrt
Are there maps of the Luanda track?


I've been following these threads and these questions (posed under a number of user names here and on 10 10ths) and I gotta ask - is this a long-running joke? If it is can someone please let me in on it. Thanks

#22 Paul Taylor

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Posted 09 April 2004 - 17:52

Our friend here seems to have a number of different usernames!

Maybe he just wants to expand his racing knowledge, but I don't have any idea what it will amount to in the end...

#23 kstrt

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Posted 10 April 2004 - 13:27

I have much more usernames.

#24 Paul Taylor

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Posted 10 April 2004 - 13:37

Originally posted by kstrt
I have much more usernames.


Why? :confused:

#25 Ruairidh

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Posted 10 April 2004 - 14:10

Originally posted by kstrt
I have much more usernames.


This has got to be a joke, right?

#26 Paul Taylor

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Posted 10 April 2004 - 15:10

I'm sure there was a member called 'Rindt' on TBK's forums, who seems to be the same person as kstr and kstrt here.

http://tbk.fameflame...ch_author=Rindt

And on Ten Tenths, it seems as though NKT and 659 are the same. Possibly the same as the above three mentioned! :confused:

Sorry for this thread to be so off topic! :rolleyes: :mad:

#27 kstrt

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Posted 10 April 2004 - 17:25

Yes, it is off topic, but it is right. I am registred in many forums under different passwords.

#28 Paul Taylor

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Posted 10 April 2004 - 19:16

Originally posted by kstrt
Yes, it is off topic, but it is right. I am registred in many forums under different passwords.


But why? :confused:

#29 kstrt

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Posted 10 April 2004 - 20:02

Simply because I like. But, if we return to the topic. I want information about Angolan tracks because I am making it to computer games

#30 Felix

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 13:25

kstrt - I have written to the guy; awaiting reply

#31 Felix

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 08:56

Have sent you the email address