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#1 Don Capps

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Posted 13 November 1999 - 04:16

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#2 Dennis David

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Posted 13 November 1999 - 05:36

Or the Viagra forum! I just got the History of the Swiss Grand Prix book and I'm brushing up on my German.

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#3 Uncle Davy

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Posted 13 November 1999 - 05:38

What a wonderful idea! Although I do prefer to think of it as heritage rather than nostalgia...
Guess I'll have to dust off the leather helmet and stringback gloves.

P.S. Viagra? Speak for yourself, DD! :)

[This message has been edited by Uncle Davy (edited 11-12-1999).]

#4 bira

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Posted 13 November 1999 - 05:57

"Don and the Dribblers" was also a nominee ;)

(credits: Rich)

#5 Psychoman

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Posted 13 November 1999 - 22:24

As I take my shoes off and step in the door, I chuckle at that one :)

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#6 Dennis David

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Posted 14 November 1999 - 02:28

Don - It's by Cimarosti and is considered his mangnum opus. 600+ beautifully produced pages on this famous race.

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#7 Dennis David

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Posted 14 November 1999 - 02:31

I remamber seeing Emerson, Lake & Palmer when I was in Germany, though I'm afraid I drank too much swartze kat!

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#8 Nikolas Garth

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Posted 14 November 1999 - 19:32

Congrats on your own forum Don Capps.

#9 smarty

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Posted 16 November 1999 - 21:36

Wow, nice idea Don! Also it's nice to have you around.

#10 bira

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Posted 16 November 1999 - 22:02

Nikolas, you're next on my "must have forum" list. F1 humour perhaps? ;)

Keep me laughing, boy :)

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#11 VanAndy

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Posted 17 November 1999 - 04:49

Yeah, Nik, especially if you'll treat us to more revisionist history lessons, ala "The Treu History of Canada" by Frans Bijkerk. Still brings a smile to this Cdns face!

Glad to see you didn't abandon ship completely, Don, after the juvenile swill you were subjected to a few weeks(?) ago...I genuinely appreciate the broad-minded perspective you and others who have been closely following GP/F1 for many more years than I bring to the table.

Being a historian by trade, I also like the fact that many posters are interested in REAL discussion and debate, rather than trying to outflame each other. Hopefully they've found a home here.


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#12 FlagMan

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Posted 19 November 1999 - 21:11

But is it true that 'Nostalgia's not what it used to be...'

From what I've read so far it seems like I might just make this my entry point to Atlas, rather than the 'kindergarten'.

Keep up the good work - with or without the assistance of Viagra.

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#13 Psychoman

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Posted 20 November 1999 - 04:29

Andy--"Treu History of Canada"... I must've missed that one :( unless you were just joking ;)
I consider this whole forum to just be a giant learning experience for me--specifically, learning about the 40+ years of racing that I missed as a result of not being born yet :) I expect this little corner of AF1 to be the only section free from insults for longer than a month ;) Biedaway, Don, the headline in my head reads "Senna and Prost Push Each Other Off Banking at Brooklands" :o

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#14 f li

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Posted 20 November 1999 - 13:09

So you want to put Senna and Prost on the track together! Identical McLaren M8A's (except for setup per driver's instructions) over 24 hours at Le Mans - scored at 2 hour intervals. Identical - again except for setup - Lotus 49 on the Nordschliefe. Today's F1 drivers are super specialists. No support races, no sports cars, no prototypes!

I wonder what the merchandisers would have made of J. Cannon. Shooting his car to put it out of its misery!

#15 Ray Bell

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 21:04

So another year of TNF has passed...

Faces and names have changed, but the basic spirit is still there.

#16 Tim Murray

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 21:15

Long may it continue. :clap:

#17 René de Boer

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:06

Long may it continue. :clap:

Amen to that!

#18 eldougo

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:35

The passage of time and TNf is still with us . Cheers DON.

#19 E1pix

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:36

Nicely done Ray, in capturing the spirit of nostalgia! :clap:

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#20 arttidesco

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 14:03

Does anyone know if that Z represents the first ever post on TNF ?

Either way thanks 2 Don Capps for a wealth of knowledge and good virtual company :up:

Edited by arttidesco, 14 November 2011 - 14:07.


#21 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 15:39

Does anyone know if that Z represents the first ever post on TNF ?


As a relatively new member, I'm also wondering. Can someone explain?

Jack

#22 Ray Bell

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 20:30

This was the first-ever thread on TNF...

But at one time Don was very cheesed off about things and he edited that initial post. Which is a shame.

#23 Giraffe

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 20:49

This was the first-ever thread on TNF...

But at one time Don was very cheesed off about things and he edited that initial post. Which is a shame.


IIRC Don attempted to remove all of his posts from the forum. I was never too sure exactly what his specific issues were or quite how long his reign as moderator was, and I'm not sure I really want to know as I fear his views are carried by a certain band of contemporary TNFers.......
I only met Don on one occasion, at the 2009 Silverstone Classic. Somewhat enigmatic and withdrawn, he seemed a pleasant enough chap, although I did fear he had gone somewhat 'bushy' after far too long in the deserts of Arabia in his strategic role as Major in the US Army.

#24 Roger Clark

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 21:14

IIRC Don attempted to remove all of his posts from the forum. I was never too sure exactly what his specific issues were or quite how long his reign as moderator was, and I'm not sure I really want to know as I fear his views are carried by a certain band of contemporary TNFers.......
I only met Don on one occasion, at the 2009 Silverstone Classic. Somewhat enigmatic and withdrawn, he seemed a pleasant enough chap, although I did fear he had gone somewhat 'bushy' after far too long in the deserts of Arabia in his strategic role as Major in the US Army.

I find that very offensive. I hope Don doesn't.

#25 GMACKIE

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 21:15

Up until about three or four years ago, I was certain that a computer was of no use to me whatsoever. My son, David would do all those 'computer things' for me, anyhow, my faithful fax machine was all I needed.

One day, David turned up with this thin plastic box, with a picture of an apple on it, and said "Here, use this". I felt that there was a silent "and stop bothering me" there somewhere! After a while, I got the hang of it, and discovered a whole new world.

Stumbling onto TNF, recently, has meant a great deal to me, finding 'old' and 'new' friends along the way. :clap:

Cheers,

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#26 Giraffe

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 21:30

I find that very offensive. I hope Don doesn't.


I didn't get to know Don very well, but having shared our Arabian experiences, I'd guess he would be amused as he has a sense of humour....... Roger....... :smoking:

Edited by Giraffe, 14 November 2011 - 21:32.


#27 David McKinney

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 22:48

Don't know if he'd be too happy about your busting him down to Major, though :)