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#1 Barry Boor

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 18:00

I know that some clever b****r will get this one in about 5 seconds flat but I'm posing it anyway.

What links the following drivers:

Lorenzo Bandini
Gerhard Mitter
John Whitmore
Guy Ligier
Giancarlo Baghetti

Note: Roger Clark is not allowed to answer until 7.30 p.m.

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#2 sterling49

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 18:05

And I thought I knew just a teeny bit about motor racing!!!!! Bit tenuos but I cannot think of anything else, they all drove in the Sports GT Championship races? Although for varying teams, Ford, Ferrari, Porsche...I bet I get the booby prize :rotfl:

#3 Barry Boor

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 18:06

Sorry, I don't have boobies!

#4 sterling49

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 18:07

Originally posted by Barry Boor
Sorry, I don't have boobies!


more's the pity! :rotfl:

#5 rdrcr

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 18:09

They all drove at Le Mans in '64?

#6 Barry Boor

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 18:13

Well, yes, they may well have done, so I suppose that you win....

However, that's not the answer I am looking for.

You can add Corrado Manfredini in to plotten the thick!

#7 rdrcr

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 18:18

They were all in the Targa Florio in '65?

Move that goal post one more time and I'll have to flog you with a herring!

:p

#8 Macca

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 18:20

I suspect it may have something to do with the 1965 Targa Florio.....

Paul M

damn - someone beat me to it!

#9 Barry Boor

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 18:27

No! Would that be a red herring, by any chance?

#10 rdrcr

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 18:31

...I think just your standard Europeon herring would work well enough

#11 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 18:43

They all did not qualify for the Formula Junior race at Monaco in 1960.

Vince Howlett, Victoria, B.C., Canada

#12 Barry Boor

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 18:46

VINCE WINS!!!!!!!

But it did take 46 minutes.

Did you know, Vince, if not, how did you go about finding out? I MUST KNOW! :lol:

#13 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 18:56

Oh, I just knew that! :lol:

Actually, I just did a Yahoo search with all their names in it, and the 1960 Monaco Formula Junior race was the 10th item on the list!

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 18:57

Originally posted by rdrcr
They were all in the Targa Florio in '65?

Move that goal post one more time and I'll have to flog you with a herring!

:p




...........................and cue "The Fish Slapping Dance " http://www.montypyth....com/index1.htm

#15 David Beard

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 18:59

Originally posted by Barry Boor


Note: Roger Clark is not allowed to answer until 7.30 p.m.


It might have been OK...I still have his 1960 Autosports!

#16 Barry Boor

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 19:01

I think the use of Internet search engines is spoiling this sort of quiz! :)

From now on, no-one is allowed to use one..... (except me!)

#17 rdrcr

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 19:20

:drunk:

It might help the contestants -- to have the quiz provider make sure there is ONLY ONE ANSWER TO THE QUIZ!!!

:lol:

#18 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 19:32

Hey, my wife sometimes uses the internet for her crossword puzzles!!! :)

Seriously, I think it does show how helpful the internet can be for us as we explore motor racing history...

Vince H.

#19 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 19:37

Hey, what are at least two things that Barry and I have in common???

Vince H.

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#20 Barry Boor

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 19:40

Good point, r, but given that Ligier did not drive in the 1965 Targa Florio and Manfredini did not drive at Le Mans in 1964, what are the other possible answers to my question?

I mean, they may all have had Weetabix for breakfast but who would know.....

Incidentally, I could have used these 6....

PIERRE HOUDUSSE
EBERHARD RANK
RENE ABBAL
GIUSEPPE BAGGIO
JACQUES CALES
TOM HAWKES

...and the answer would have been the same.

I suppose a Yahoo search would have given the correct answer just as quickly.

#21 rdrcr

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 19:53

ok, ok... though, Manfredini was the "post mover" on that one. I guess I should have used Yahoo!

#22 Ray Bell

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 20:35

What the hell was Tom Hawkes doing in a FJr at Monaco in 1960?

I'ts a long way to go to DNQ!

#23 David McKinney

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 21:56

No further than all the other UK-based DNQ people ;)

#24 Barry Boor

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 22:00

Tom Hawkes is listed as G.B, so what do you mean, Ray?