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#1 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 22:36

For anybody not tuned in to ITV now (at least in the Granada region) - there is a feature on the Festival of Speed. Just showed Doug Nye driving a Vanwall!

Doug, have you written about this experience on the forum?

Cheers

Rob :wave:

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#2 LB

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 23:43

Just watched it. Quite funny with the Rosberg, Hill and Moss chat

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 23:50

I caught it by chance, as it happens! Considering it was aired via a national network, I thought it was very good.

There was enough of the modern, plastic cars within to hold the attention of the more youthful viewership, and plenty of proper metal machinery to entertain we fossils. Without doubt a bespoke version focusing on the pre-whatever cars and drivers would have been more 'up our streets', but perhaps that will be forthcoming via other means. All-in-all I thought it captured the ambience of the event rather well.

I did, however, notice a couple of howlers - for example the *1973* Brabham BT44. And JYS proclaiming that he was wearing his 1968 helmet, when in fact it was - I'm pretty certain - his [genuine] 1969 helmet.

Nit-picking at its best!

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 00:11

He used the car in 1969 as well didn't he? So helmet and car would be together in the championship year, which I believe they were on about.

Good spot on the Brabham though, missed that completely. Its before my time anyway, apparently I like plastic :p

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 00:19

Originally posted by LB

He used the car in 1969 as well didn't he? So helmet and car would be together in the championship year, which I believe they were on about.

Only for the first race, AFAIK - and he wore an open-face lid...

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 10:22

Same time and same day NEXT week it is the Revival Meeting on ITV!

Set your video records to stun! :wave:

#7 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 10:35

Thanks for the tip off Steve - willl tune in for sure.

Great to see Dan Gurney :up: :up: in particular and that Eagle - loads of other treats too. I'd almost forgotten what it was like to see modern drivers without their dreaded baseball cap adverts permanently attached to their heads when not in a car.

I was a bit naive :blush: to direct my question to Doug about his Vanwall exploits, so does anyone know if he's put his pearls of wisdom on the forum anywhere about this experience?

Rob

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 11:46

Originally posted by Twin Window

I did, however, notice a couple of howlers - for example the *1973* Brabham BT44. And JYS proclaiming that he was wearing his 1968 helmet, when in fact it was - I'm pretty certain - his [genuine] 1969 helmet.

Nit-picking at its best!


My favourite was the Tyrrell Cosworth BT42 :confused:

I thought, overall, they did a good job of capturing the atmosphere of the festival. I was a bit surprised that there was no mention of Bruno Senna driving his uncle's Lotus but, apart from that, an excellent review with something for everyone. :up:

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 12:39

Generally a praiseworthy effort by all concerned, and although it has to be seen as a one-off by an independent film company, better in many respects than ITV's F1 coverage, and at least Tony Jardine seems to know what he's talking about most of the time. Anyone know the full story of why Tony is no longer doing studio comment on F1? I don't recall any official announcement, and apart from Martin Brundle, the team they have doing it now is decidedly second-best.

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 12:43

Originally posted by kayemod
Anyone know the full story of why Tony is no longer doing studio comment on F1? I don't recall any official announcement, and apart from Martin Brundle, the team they have doing it now is decidedly second-best.


An insufficiently "trousers on fire" style of presentation?

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 12:52

Originally posted by ian senior


An insufficiently "trousers on fire" style of presentation?


Nothing would please me more than to say that I think you are wrong, but.....

#12 hipperson

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 13:00

Revival Meeting on the TV for 1 hour Tuesday October 10 at 11pm ITV.............

#13 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 13:11

Well posted hipperperson - even though we have already been alerted earlier ;) ;)

Can I suggest this alert is worthy of a new thread to let everyone know?? :confused:

I'll leave it to you to ponder and post.

Cheers

Rob

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 13:26

It was good to hear Gurney remark that he'd be happy to see modern F1 cars lose the wings - someone has to say it!

Justin

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 13:42

Originally posted by Kingsleyrob

I was a bit naive :blush: to direct my question to Doug about his Vanwall exploits, so does anyone know if he's put his pearls of wisdom on the forum anywhere about this experience?

Rob


Have a look through the Goodwood threads we had post-event.

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 21:23

Originally posted by flat-16
It was good to hear Gurney remark that he'd be happy to see modern F1 cars lose the wings - someone has to say it!

Justin


Also good to hear Richard Petty praising 'Formula Race Cars'. A good ol' Boy!

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 07:58

Mr Petty gave the impression of being rather less than enthusiastic about the people and events involved in F1. Do you think he has been exposed to Bernie and Max?