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#251 elansprint72

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 22:05

Could I ask if it's really necessary to copy the complete set of photos from a previous post - it really clutters up the thread with repeats that don't, generally, serve any purpose. A reference to so-and-so's photo would appear, to me, to be sufficient.

Gripe over :well:


As a relative newcomer to this forum I can't believe the number of folks who seem compelled to copy over photos into their reply when all they need to do is add sage words by way of a response; it does not happen elsewhere but maybe there are just more old farts over here. :rotfl:

He said, age 58 years and two weeks............ :|


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#252 alansart

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 22:11

it does not happen elsewhere but maybe there are just more old farts over here. :rotfl:

He said, age 58 years and two weeks............ :|


It does happen elsewhere, but we are very lucky as many people post many photos :)

It's also not too hard to select the photos that are relevant to the post and delete the rest.

Cheers, Alan - Age 53 and 9 months :)

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#253 Direct Drive

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 03:40

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#254 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:52

This is DBR4/4 which I bought from Tony Smith a few (4-5?) years ago... She has a continuous history: a spare car for the '59 GP at Silcerstone she was quickly sold to Lex Davidson in Australia and he raced her with success as a Tasman 3L) car until she was brought back to the UK by Neil Corner. he raced her in early historic events then passed her on to Alain de Cadenet... Who sold her to Neil Murray, thence Tony Smith and then I...


Thanks Haston. So this isn't the car my late father raced (but it could the engine he used originally?!) and nor is it the one that Geoffrey Marsh had made-up from spares?

#255 Stephen W

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:22

A few happy snaps from Monaco 2002
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Likewise, Takuma Sato found a seat in Classic Team Lotus's Lotus 49.


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Compare the above shot of Mr Monaco taken during practice for the 1968 GP with Sato's 49.

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#256 Phil Rainford

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 15:27

Steve

Does your memory stretch far enough back to remember what that swing/decorator's apparatus is doing in the middle of the pavement? :eek:

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#257 MCS

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 16:25

Does your memory stretch far enough back to remember what that swing/decorator's apparatus is doing in the middle of the pavement? :eek:

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A mounting for a camera maybe?

#258 Alan Cox

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 17:10

Nice comparison shot, Steve. I thought that the "duck tail" engine cowling which Hill used in that race was rather fetching and elegant.

#259 Stephen W

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 10:37

Steve

Does your memory stretch far enough back to remember what that swing/decorator's apparatus is doing in the middle of the pavement? :eek:

PAR


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You can see the device on this race-day photo of Graham Hill on his victory lap - it is a Lap Counter so that the people in the Casino grandstand were kept informed.

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#260 Phil Rainford

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 11:07

You learn something new everyday.....

Cheers Steve :up:

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#261 sterling49

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 20:14

I visited Brands on Friday and saw a nice collection of vehicles.



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#262 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 20:17

I visited Brands on Friday and saw a nice collection of vehicles.

Nice pic Sterling. Any more? Any A40s?? :)

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#263 sterling49

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 20:29

Like this? It's a beauty.....you can get a Downton motor for yours Rob!

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#264 sterling49

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 20:54

This car has had a couple of amazing drivers.

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#265 sterling49

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 21:02

This Cooper had me confused, it had a Lotus Twin Cam unit fitted. Apparently (and I would have seen it) it was driven by John Taylor in the '64 European GP at Brands, and also later that year by John Rhodes. A very pretty car :up:

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#266 MCS

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 21:09

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Okay, Direct Drive - enough. What is it? A Surtees, maybe??

#267 nissan_gtp

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 21:54

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great pic ! road america by any chance ?

#268 Gary C

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 00:28

Beta Tools March??

#269 Wirra

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 05:06

This car has had a couple of amazing drivers.

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Why does everyone photograph that car from the same angle.

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Tasman Revival, Sydney, Nov 2008

#270 David Lawson

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 07:16

It was an extremely warm day at Brands Hatch yesterday, a perfect day for the Masters Historic Festival. It was predominantly practice as well as a race for the Grand Prix Masters and the World Sportscar Masters. A few of my pictures to give a flavour, I was going to write captions but didn't want to make a fool of myself trying to emulate Simon Arran's work.

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There was a great race long dice in the Grand Prix Masters

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Lola T70 about to take the plunge down to Hawthorns

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Heron F1 makes its way back to the paddock

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Driver changes during the Gentleman Drivers GT & Sports practice session

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A Cooper-Bristol at Stirlings Bend

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Classic Team Lotus gave their Lotus 79 a wonderful demonstration run

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Alfa Romeo T33 at Druids. The first time I've seen this car since I was at Brands for the 1971 BOAC

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Chevron B16s at Druids

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The gorgeous Maserati A6GCM at Dingle Dell - Sorry but I still have difficulty calling it Sheene

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Maserati 250F exiting Stirling's Bend

David

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#271 sterling49

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 08:10

It has been a few years since I last saw this car, it is probably this car I can hear as I type this................


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#272 RTH

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 08:40

Great photos chaps !

#273 sterling49

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 08:41

The touring cars were so much nicer, the Alan Mann car is lovely.

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#274 Alan Cox

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 08:52

Thanks for the photos, chaps. I always look forward to seeing David's excellent pictures (no disrespect to your efforts, sterling!) and wish he would attend more meetings.


#275 sterling49

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 08:57

Thanks for the photos, chaps. I always look forward to seeing David's excellent pictures (no disrespect to your efforts, sterling!) and wish he would attend more meetings.



Non offence taken Alan, I tried taking some moving shots....missed my target everytime, doh! Much easier when they do not move :)

David's photos are brill, is he obviously an "old pro" (forgive the pun!)

The engine bay of the Mini, just fantastic, it is not what my Mini Cooper looked like :rotfl:

I think it's this I can hear at the moment, the V-8 rumble is terrific :up:

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Beautiful.

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#276 Stephen W

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 09:49

"Room for one more upstairs...." as the bus conductors used to shout.

This really is a BIG car.

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It looked monsterous as it crested the final corner at Harewood last year!

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#277 Alan Cox

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 10:20

See the self-same Vauxhall Viper's driver's eye-view from this year's Oulton meeting


#278 RTH

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 10:59

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DBR4 & 5

http://www.supercars.net/cars/73.html

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#279 sterling49

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 11:16

Did ACBC have anything to do with this car?

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#280 Stephen W

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 11:41

See the self-same Vauxhall Viper's driver's eye-view from this year's Oulton meeting


Great vid but doesn't it prove that running the Vintage cars through the two chicanes is a waste of a good track?

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#281 Alan Cox

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 13:25

Yes :well:

#282 David McKinney

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 13:58

Well, he probably saw it :lol:

#283 Gary C

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 16:10

not an historic festival, but I am currently in the Bahamas on holiday, during which I am taking time out to shoot some stuff for a new video in conjunction with the Antique Auto Club Of The Bahamas. Here is what they have made available for me so far!

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I'm told that between the 60 or so members, they can count just on 150 'antique' vehicles in the club -- not bad for an island the size of the Isle of Wight!!

#284 Gary C

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 16:13

Oh my. Sincere apologies for the size of that first pic! I don't have any way of re-sizing them I'm afraid.

#285 David Lawson

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 18:22

Non offence taken Alan, I tried taking some moving shots....missed my target everytime, doh! Much easier when they do not move :)

David's photos are brill, is he obviously an "old pro" (forgive the pun!)


Thank you for the compliment Alan.

I don't know about an "old pro" sterling, I'm certainly old but more probably an old phart. Like everyone these days I struggle to find places around the tracks where the debris fencing and hoardings don't get in the way but I persevere - my photos are the result of slowly learning by all my mistakes over the last forty years.

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The Alfa T33 with the lid off. Sadly it only completed three corners in the Saturday race before its throttles jammed open.

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The last time I saw this car it was winning the 1975 Race of Champions

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Sadly the car spun at Surtees and broke a front wishbone against the barrier

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Maserati 4CM detail

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Exiting Druids

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The winning Lola with the scars of a collison with the original race leader who ended up in the Clearways gravel

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#286 sterling49

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 18:43

Lovely photos again David, I looked at my moving shots....and then dumped them! The Alfa looked so well prepared, only three laps? Shame, it is a great car.Did you get any shots of the GA V-6 Capri? I saw it on Friday on track, but never managed any photos in the paddock.

#287 David Lawson

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 20:20

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#288 sterling49

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 20:27

Fantastic cars, and the ETC was terrific with the Munich and Cologne battles. Thanks for posting David :up:

#289 Roger Clark

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 21:24

This Lola had me confused, it had a Lotus Twin Cam unit fitted. Apparently (and I would have seen it) it was driven by John Taylor in the '64 European GP at Brands, and also later that year by John Rhodes. A very pretty car :up:

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Didn't Taylor drive a Cooper in that race?

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#290 sterling49

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 21:31

I meant to type Cooper, Roger but the old fingers banged out Lola, cannot think why! It is surprising nobody else had picked it up yet!

You can even see the Cooper badge on the nosecone, what a plum :blush:

#291 philhitchings

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 06:48

So many gorgeous machines on track this weekend it really was a treat. For me one of the highlights was the Ferrari
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#292 Alan Cox

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:46

I see that Mr Smith appears to have resorted to V12-power after a period running with the V6...

#293 Stephen W

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 08:37

I meant to type Cooper, Roger but the old fingers banged out Lola, cannot think why! It is surprising nobody else had picked it up yet!

You can even see the Cooper badge on the nosecone, what a plum :blush:


I was busy checking back in my programmes but Roger beat me to it!

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#294 Phil Rainford

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:22

Thank you for the compliment Alan.

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Exiting Druids


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Superb :up: :up:

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#295 Rob

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:41

Fantastic shots so far guys!

Brands isn't my local circuit and it was actually only my third time there yesterday, so I was hampered a bit by a lack of circuit knowledge. I haven't started sorting through my photos yet, so tonight I've got hundreds of images to look through. There didn't seem to be many places that were unobscured by fences. I opened the lens right up and used my teleconverter. Makes it a bit of a pain though as you can't reduce the focal length without the fences appearing again.

For future reference, please tell me if I'm approaching Brands the wrong way. I parked on the South Bank so I could get Druids easily. I had a look at the Grand Prix loop, as I've heard snappers say the fences are lower, but I kept coming across barriers with "No unauthorised persons" blocking my way. Any tips from seasoned Brands veterans would be most appreciated!

#296 sterling49

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:24

Fantastic shots so far guys!

Brands isn't my local circuit and it was actually only my third time there yesterday, so I was hampered a bit by a lack of circuit knowledge. I haven't started sorting through my photos yet, so tonight I've got hundreds of images to look through. There didn't seem to be many places that were unobscured by fences. I opened the lens right up and used my teleconverter. Makes it a bit of a pain though as you can't reduce the focal length without the fences appearing again.

For future reference, please tell me if I'm approaching Brands the wrong way. I parked on the South Bank so I could get Druids easily. I had a look at the Grand Prix loop, as I've heard snappers say the fences are lower, but I kept coming across barriers with "No unauthorised persons" blocking my way. Any tips from seasoned Brands veterans would be most appreciated!



There is a gap I spotted on the entrance to Druids and one at the bottom of Paddock (IIANM), I was hampered by the fences too, it gave me a great excuse, not to show just how bad I am at photographing moving cars :rotfl:

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#297 Rob

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 12:06

There is a gap I spotted on the entrance to Druids and one at the bottom of Paddock (IIANM), I was hampered by the fences too, it gave me a great excuse, not to show just how bad I am at photographing moving cars :rotfl:


Yes, there is a gap on the entrance to Druids, but I didn't particularly like the choice of shot it forced. Didn't know about the gap at Paddock, shall remember to have a look next time.


#298 philhitchings

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 15:55

Ok I'll do my best to suggest fence free spots of my favourite circuit; but to be honest if the light is right, the lens is long enought and you are close enough to the fence. It doesn't really get in the way that much as the closer object is so out of focus it doesn't register.

Here goes:

The inside of the run up to and run out of Druids are excellent places as you can shoot all kinds of compositions. Outside you can shoot over the fencing at Paddock Hill and again on the run down to Bottom Bend. (There used to be a really good little spot just past the footbridge on the run up to druids but they moved the fence back a coupl of feet and the angle has gone with it)

Surtees let's you shoot from above the cars. The outside of Hawthorns can be reached with a five minute stroll down a track that runs between it and the rally stage. I've had some good results from inside of Hawthorns and also Westfield. Dingle Dell is a good challenge and again there's no fencing to get in the way of a good shot. the run out from Sheen to Stirling's is a good spot and as long as the rescue vehicles aren't parked badly you can get a good rearward shot of the action on the exit rumble strip. walking around to wards the road bridge you are alongside the track but oyu do need a bit of height to get clear shots. JP has even had a spectator bank put in to assist that. once back tat the bridge the exit of surtees can If you get high enough provide some good images.

Clearways and Clark curve all have "spots" but they tend to be busy; especially the photo hole. If it's the Indy circuit then the esses that form Surtees and Mclaren give good opportunities if you stand on the bank near the bridge near the end of clearways; or on the inside of Surtees if you want rearward facing images.

I think that's all unless I've missed a few tricks.



#299 Rob

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 16:00

I'll make a note of all those - thanks! Might have to head to the Historic Superprix to try out those places :)

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#300 philhitchings

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 16:35

That's going to be a good weekend :up: :) though unfortunately I'll only be there for Saturday this year.