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#1 zakeriath

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 10:56

Crooks in motor sport

http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/49777

Not the first I imagine, without being libellous any others apart from the great train robbery.

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#2 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 10:59

One could say the rule rather than the exception. ;)

#3 Gary Davies

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 12:18

"Crooks in motor sport" Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!

#4 Ray Bell

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 12:23

Too bad he went to gaol...

He pinched enough to keep a good F3 car going for half a season!

#5 zakeriath

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 12:42

According to the latest F1 you can run Minardi (Reb Bull 2) for a year on $50 Million, imagine what you can do with £53 million

#6 simon drabble

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 13:04

it is the sport of the criminal classes after all!!

#7 D-Type

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 13:05

Originally posted by zakeriath
Crooks in motor sport

http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/49777

Not the first I imagine, without being libellous any others apart from the great train robbery.

Have you tried 'Search BB'? We have had previous threads on the general theme.

#8 David M. Kane

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 13:12

Tonbridge...horse traders...white vans...plastic diamonds...driving a stolen car without a license...

#9 Sharman

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 11:00

:p You've missed out one Crooks, that was Toby Crooks, a part time optomitrist who competed as a team mate of Girling Foss at that never to be forgotten Grand Prix du Rock

#10 David M. Kane

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 13:18

David Thieme (pardon the spelling), Essex, the sponsor of Lotus back in the early '80s who went straight to Jail.

#11 2F-001

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 13:28

Originally posted by David M. Kane
David Thieme (pardon the spelling), Essex, the sponsor of Lotus back in the early '80s who went straight to Jail.

Err... did he?
I thought he was detained, but released without charge?

#12 RS2000

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 14:47

Today's Sunday Times has an article titled "All crooked roads lead to Kent".
Although that item doesn't mention motorsport, someone in Kent with a long motorclub involvement tells me "The Tonbridge Job" does have at least one tenuous link to the sport...allegedly.

#13 David M. Kane

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 16:03

2F-001:

The charges were bought by Credit Suisse with whom he had a line of credit on his oil deals. He
bought low from unstable governments and sold high. Must of missed a payment or two! His bail was paid by Akram Ojjeh...Essex disappeared from the side of the Lotus by mid-season...I stand corrected, but I still won't be inviting him to dinner.

#14 2F-001

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 16:56

Oh, I felt sure you knew the story David - I was just mindful that someone, somewhere, might object to the possible implications of the term "went to jail"! ;)

#15 David M. Kane

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 19:37

2F-001:

No, you were right, I popped off without knowing the full facts. My memory was based on the little info available in the day. Only this morning after your correction did I "google" his name and get a fuller and the more correct picture. I wish someone had invented the Internet about 30 years ago!
Then I wouldn't put my foot in my mouth so often over the years :blush: !

#16 beighes

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 22:08

Is there enough storage space for the list of names?

#17 Jones Foyer

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 22:20

Leyton House was a front for the yakuza, right?

#18 Ray Bell

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 22:33

No mention of Mike Gore yet...

That shouldn't be allowed to continue.

#19 scheivlak

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 22:48

No mention of Mike Gore yet...

That shouldn't be allowed to continue.


Errr..which one

http://www.mikegoreandsons.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/mike.gore4
http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~magore/
http://www.myspace.com/mbgore
http://twitter.com/mikegore
http://www.physics.a.../2006/gore.html

:D

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#20 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 00:35

Errr..which one

http://www.mikegoreandsons.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/mike.gore4
http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~magore/
http://www.myspace.com/mbgore
http://twitter.com/mikegore
http://www.physics.a.../2006/gore.html

:D

None of them!!

#21 Ray Bell

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 03:42

Try this one:

http://books.google....m...ove&f=false

#22 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 04:30

Try this one:

http://books.google....m...ove&f=false

Yeah, that one but there is a lot more.