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#1 ian senior

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:02

With apologies to David Beard, and because I'm feeling puckish today, I start this with touch of irony (which got me into trouble once before).

I nominate the "Visit to Connaught" thread.

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#2 dmj

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:37

1939 championship, no doubt at my side...

#3 Ray Bell

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:38

'39 Championship... with the one on the Brookvale Hillclimb high in the running... that was the A V Turner thread started by Hans.

#4 Doug Nye

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:56

As a relative newboy I would nominate the threads covering the Auto Union 'E-Type' and factories etc...simply superb. :up:

#5 Frank de Jong

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 13:42

I remember "suppose WWII did not happen" vividly.

#6 Ruairidh

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 14:50

Visit to Connaught gets my vote too.

#7 ensign14

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 15:16

Originally posted by dmj
1939 championship

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#8 antonvrs

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 15:49

As a relative newboy I would nominate the threads covering the Auto Union 'E-Type' and factories etc...simply superb. :up:


Same here Doug, a truly fascinating story.
My sincere thanks to all who contributed.
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#9 billthekat

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 16:12

I am always reluctant to select anything as the "best" or "greatest" of all time, but several threads do readily pop into my mind: the one on the 1939 European Championship, the one on H-P "Happy" Mueller "Words of a Champion," and the one DCN mentions on the Auto-Union "Typ E." These were simply simply great threads and an example of what this forum is -- or was -- capable of doing. All three of these dealt with events within a core topic, but while each handled a separate area they were really very much inter-related and taken together gave a much sharper, crisper picture of the time frame being discussed.

There are others, of course -- the Connaught factory visit thread being among them, which warrant recognition as well. It will be interesting to see which others are suggested, which might prompt some to re-visit them and give them some thought.

#10 Dennis Hockenbury

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 21:17

The threads that I have highly enjoyed on TNF are in no particular order:

1939 European Championship
Words of a Champion - H-P Mueller
Auto-Union Typ E - Sokol
Connaught factory visit
David Bruce-Brown
Auto Union: Mysterious History

Each of these threads provided me with a wealth of information and insight. My thanks to all who contributed to these gems.

I only hope that there will be more in this vein on TNF.

#11 D-Type

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 21:41

Serious threads:
The A-U E-Type / Sokhov
David Bruce Brown

Light threads:
Barry Boor's "Load of rubbish"
Any of DCN's "I got bored" picture threads

Most amusing:
probably the "Tutu" (if I remember it right)

#12 Mischa Bijenhof

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 22:08

Originally posted by D-Type

Most amusing:
probably the "Tutu" (if I remember it right) [/B]


I'm still hoping that one day somebody pops up to solve this mystery...

#13 Vitesse2

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 22:37

Frank, Don and Dennis pretty much nailed all mine, but ...

Originally posted by Mischa Bijenhof


I'm still hoping that one day somebody pops up to solve this mystery...


Bugger the Toutou - I'm still hoping someone will come up with the answers to the 1939 and 1935 EC threads! Bruce-Brown took a while, but it was eventually solved. :clap:

#14 Hans Etzrodt

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 08:09

Words of a Champion - H.P. Müller – http://www.atlasf1.c...&threadid=49148

Youngest GP winner ever? – http://www.atlasf1.c...avid BruceBrown

Tazio Nuvolari - Was he the greatest? – http://www.atlasf1.c...&threadid=26041

1939 European Championship – http://www.atlasf1.c...an Championship

A visit to Connaught 45+ years ago – http://forums.atlasf...&threadid=63027

1939/40 Auto Union 1.5-litre – http://www.atlasf1.c...&threadid=10638


in no particular order  ;)

#15 Patrick Fletcher

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 11:11

Originally posted by Hans Etzrodt
Words of a Champion - H.P. Müller – http://www.atlasf1.c...&threadid=49148

Youngest GP winner ever? – http://www.atlasf1.c...avid BruceBrown

Tazio Nuvolari - Was he the greatest? – http://www.atlasf1.c...&threadid=26041

1939 European Championship – http://www.atlasf1.c...an Championship

A visit to Connaught 45+ years ago – http://forums.atlasf...&threadid=63027

1939/40 Auto Union 1.5-litre – http://www.atlasf1.c...&threadid=10638


in no particular order  ;)

That is a great call - thankyou, I agree from the 'gold varnish' over the AU and all in between to the opening sharp images of the Connaught in the showroom - it's why I enjoy this site and sometimes the context can count.

#16 David McKinney

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 18:34

Can't argue with any of those, though I'd probably throw in the Tom Jones and Frank Dochnal threads as well - not earth-shattering, perhaps, but filling interesting little gaps in the record. I hope the Bob O'Brien one can soon join them :up:

And, without going too far OT, has there been more fluff (and worse) on a single topic than in the Amon thread?

#17 dretceterini

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 05:37

Difficult choice, but I would have to say the Auto Union threads..

#18 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 13:10

I think good threads can be split into two:

1) Thoroughly enjoyable and readable stories - preferably personal ones that are not so egotistical it hurts.

2) Ones where new information comes to light & missing information is finally solved after many years.

On that criteria I would nominate 1) Barry Boor's Connew tales & 2) the David-Bruce Brown thread.

#19 rosemeyer

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 00:23

Visit to Connaught gets my vote too.

my choice to

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#20 Vicuna

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 09:11

I always liked that fantasy writing thread - Ensign's were always good, as were some others

Remember E14:

"The farmer smiled..."

I must also put in a mention for the Best looking F1 drivers wives thread :drunk:

#21 petefenelon

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 10:08

Originally posted by Vicuna
I always liked that fantasy writing thread - Ensign's were always good, as were some others

Remember E14:

"The farmer smiled..."

I must also put in a mention for the Best looking F1 drivers wives thread :drunk:


I enjoyed the fantasy thread - as "fluff" goes it was about the best fluff there was on here, and it was amusing to see some of the alternate histories people would've liked to have seen. Some of the writing was excellent too.

It's difficult to categorise 'favourite threads' but the one that got me hooked on my first visit was
F1 Entries That Never Made It - again because the unusual exerts a fascination ;)

#22 Racer.Demon

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 10:20

Originally posted by petefenelon
It's difficult to categorise 'favourite threads' but the one that got me hooked on my first visit was
F1 Entries That Never Made It - again because the unusual exerts a fascination ;)


Great call, Pete. And for me, Hans' full list as well, with the '39, Müller and Sokol trio in particular. As for the EC39 thread - it mustn't be laid to rest yet. There are still some libraries waiting...

#23 monoposto

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 20:37

Some time has passed since this thread was last aired and I thought it might prove useful to the ever growing number of new TNF'ers to enable them to delve back into some of the gems from the past . . .

One I feel should be added to the list is "Auto Unions in Soviet Union"

http://forums.autosp...showtopic=48625 - and in particular Egor's absolutely fabulous recent contributions.

Another that immediately comes to mind as being of interest is "Ten books to build a library upon . . ."

http://forums.autosp... books to build

I am sure others can add more 'gems' to the list ?




#24 BT 35-8

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 20:58

I nominate the Formula Atlantic thread [ although I am ever so slightly biased]
Some never before sighted photographs and cars.

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#25 RA Historian

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 21:26

One I feel should be added to the list is "Auto Unions in Soviet Union"

http://forums.autosp...showtopic=48625 - and in particular Egor's absolutely fabulous recent contributions.

Seconded. Egor's research and contributions are positively mind blowing.
Tom

#26 arttidesco

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 22:33

Difficult choice Cup of Peace and Friendship for me :-)

#27 jj2728

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 00:23

Seconded. Egor's research and contributions are positively mind blowing.
Tom


I concur wholeheartedly.


#28 RogerFrench

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 04:12

I concur wholeheartedly.


Me too!

#29 sandy

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 07:34

This for me:
http://forums.autosp...l=climax godiva

#30 Sharman

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 08:41

This for me:
http://forums.autosp...l=climax godiva


With you on that one Sandy, I only wish we could have the complete story with all the asides and references, titbits if you like, that Martin throws in and leaves us in suspense when he doesn't go back to them.

Edited by Sharman, 08 January 2011 - 08:42.


#31 jdtreelines

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 22:27

Some time has passed since this thread was last aired and I thought it might prove useful to the ever growing number of new TNF'ers to enable them to delve back into some of the gems from the past . . .

Thank you, Monoposto, for bumping this thread. As a newcomer to TNF I will certainly take a careful look at all the threads that have been highlighted (hoping that all the photos are still available :well: )
A recent thread that I have found utterly fascinating and that has opened up for me a whole new chapter of motor racing history is the "Pre-war sprints and hillclimbs photos" thread. It's probably a bit early (& I'm too new) to recommend it as one of the best ever; but it's well worth a look.

#32 David Beard

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 19:27

With apologies to David Beard, and because I'm feeling puckish today, I start this with touch of irony (which got me into trouble once before).


I'm very flattered to be mentioned in the first post of this thread, but I can't for for the life of me recall why that should be!

Anyway, is this really an Historical Research candidate?

Edit..on consideration, it has a very nice index function!

Edited by David Beard, 04 October 2011 - 19:30.


#33 D-Type

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 19:47

Any thread started by, or featuring contributions from John Glenn Printz

#34 David McKinney

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 21:29

I'm very flattered to be mentioned in the first post of this thread, but I can't for for the life of me recall why that should be!

Anyway, is this really an Historical Research candidate?

Edit..on consideration, it has a very nice index function!

The definition of the sub-forum refers to historical research and discussion
I think this one fits the bill