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#4351 Ray Bell

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 22:38

Ireland?

Born in England, claimed to be from Scotland? You could have a Wale(s) of a time with that, Man...

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#4352 Roger Clark

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 22:58

I have no ideas for a question so feel free if anybody wants to keep momentum before I do.

#4353 2F-001

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 05:44

Sorry, I posted in the wrong thread...


Edited by 2F-001, 09 December 2018 - 05:58.


#4354 Simon Arron

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 06:52

For momentum's sake, while Roger has a ponder, nine drivers share a particular distinction. Chronologically, they are: 

 

?

Juan Manuel Fangio

Alberto Ascari

Jean Behra

?

Jim Clark

Jochen Rindt

René Arnoux

?

 

What did they do and which three are missing?



#4355 Roger Clark

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 09:23

Multiple winners of Pau Grand Prix? If so, the missing are Nello Pagani, Maurice Trintignant and Juan-Pablo Montoya

#4356 Simon Arron

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 12:41

The only back-to-back Pau Grand Prix winners, Roger - missing three all correctly identified.

 

À toi le tour...



#4357 Roger Clark

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 12:43

Still no inspiration here....

#4358 D-Type

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 14:43

Ireland?

Born in England, claimed to be from Scotland? You could have a Wale(s) of a time with that, Man...

He lived in Wales for a while.



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 14:59

Ireland used to claim that he was named Ireland, born in Scotland (!), lived in Wales and raced in England.

 

And he was also allergic to Penicillin


Edited by JtP2, 09 December 2018 - 15:01.


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#4360 nexfast

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 17:11

Still no inspiration here....

 

I'll take the plunge and ask a simple one:

 

Son of a famous writer, drove Alfa Romeo cars in competition. Who is he?



#4361 nexfast

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 20:49

Since no answers a little bit more information. The writer was born in a country and lived a substantial part of his life in three other countries and in two continents. He wrote in two different languages. The driver raced in the sixties.



#4362 nexfast

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 22:32

Another hint: James Mason starred in film based on the most widely-known novel by the driver's father.



#4363 Steve99

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 09:06

I was thinking Hemingway, but the James Mason bit gave it to me - I must admit though, I had to check as I wasn't sure he raced cars - Dimitri Nabokov (with some credit to Google, being honest).



#4364 nexfast

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 20:21

It was him, yes I had in mind - A bit obscure, I admit, as could be seen by the scarcity of replies. Even with Google support, happy to pass the baton to you.



#4365 Steve99

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 07:48

I have nothing right now, anybody jump in!



#4366 john winfield

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 16:02

Three, vaguely cryptic, questions on a cinematic theme. If needs be, I'll add small clues from time to time.

 

1. My dad's Great Expectations

 

2. My wife's Diamonds are Forever

 

3. Did he write, the lonely long distance runner? Lovelorn, injured, receiving aid.

 

Who are the three, unconnected, motor sport characters in question?


Edited by john winfield, 13 December 2018 - 18:38.


#4367 2F-001

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 17:53

Stanley Dickens?

 

(That, of course, is just taking a wild and baseless guess that your father might be named Stanley...)


Edited by 2F-001, 13 December 2018 - 18:00.


#4368 john winfield

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 17:59

Stanley Dickens?

 

No, Tony. I was thinking of a having a complete Dickens theme but struggled to find any drivers called Chuzzlewit. In Q1 think actor rather than author.



#4369 Tim Murray

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 18:04

Tiff Needell?

(Tiff Needell > Tiffany Dell > Tiffany Case in Diamonds are Forever )

#4370 john winfield

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 18:07

Tiff Needell?

(Tiff Needell > Tiffany Dell > Tiffany Case in Diamonds are Forever )

 

Good try Tim!

 

Who played Tiffany Case?



#4371 Tim Murray

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 18:18

Ah, Jill St John, who was at one time married to Lance Reventlow. So the first might be John Miles, whose father Bernard starred in the film of Great Expectations. Currently struggling with Alan Sillitoe ...

#4372 john winfield

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 18:24

Ah, Jill St John, who was at one time married to Lance Reventlow. So the first might be John Miles, whose father Bernard starred in the film of Great Expectations. Currently struggling with Alan Sillitoe ...

 

Two out of three Tim, well done.

 

Q1. John 'Lotus' Miles. Father Bernard played Joe Gargery the blacksmith in David Lean's Great Expectations.

 

Q2.  Lance Reventlow's first wife was Jill St. John, who played Tiffany Case in Diamonds are Forever.

 

I'll 'adjust' the third question in post 4366......


Edited by john winfield, 13 December 2018 - 18:27.


#4373 john winfield

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 18:36

Stanley Dickens?

 

(That, of course, is just taking a wild and baseless guess that your father might be named Stanley...)

 

Very cutting, Tony.  ;)   As far as I know he wasn't, unless you think otherwise!



#4374 john winfield

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 18:55

Ah, Jill St John, who was at one time married to Lance Reventlow. 

 

I discover that Lance Reventlow was born in Winfield House. And I never knew.



#4375 john winfield

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 19:00

Ah, Jill St John, who was at one time married to Lance Reventlow. So the first might be John Miles, whose father Bernard starred in the film of Great Expectations. Currently struggling with Alan Sillitoe ...

 

 

The Alan Sillitoe 'clue' was a complete red herring. The answer to Q3 has nothing to do with Tom Courtenay, Michael Redgrave, Tony Richardson etc!  But you knew that.....



#4376 Tim Murray

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 19:30

Well, the LIRA bit might suggest former child star Chris Witty (Just William, Railway Children etc) but I can’t make anything from the rest of the clue. :blush:

#4377 Mallory Dan

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 19:39

He was a runner in The Railway Children wasn't he



#4378 john winfield

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 19:53

He was Dan, and injured himself, the poor lad. Had to be nursed back to health by Jenny Agutter. I think his parting words were...'I'll write'.

 

Over to you Tim, or Dan.

 

Q1. John 'Lotus' Miles. Father Bernard played Joe Gargery the blacksmith in David Lean's Great Expectations.

 

Q2.  Lance Reventlow's first wife was Jill St. John, who played Tiffany Case in Diamonds are Forever.

 

Q3.  Chris Witty, journalist, author, F2 team Manager etc. Cross-country runner/lovelorn adolescent in Lionel Jeffries' The Railway Children.



#4379 Tim Murray

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Posted Yesterday, 06:21

Thanks John.

The winners of eighteen of the first thirty World Drivers’ Championships shared a common connection. To date, only three subsequent WDC winners share this connection. What is it?

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#4380 Simon Arron

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Posted Yesterday, 08:37

Left-field shot,Tim, but is it anything to do with the letter J?

 

18 titles between 1950 & 1979 fell to drivers who had a forename beginning with J:

 

Juan Manuel Fangio - 5

(John) Michael Hawthorn - 1

Jack Brabham - 3

Jim Clark - 2

John Surtees - 1

Jackie Stewart - 3

Jochen Rindt - 1

James Hunt - 1

Jody Scheckter - 1

 

Total: 18

 

And from 1980-2018:

Nigel (Ernest James) Mansell - 1

Jacques Villeneuve - 1

Jenson Button - 1

 

Total: 3



#4381 Mallory Dan

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Posted Yesterday, 08:53

Group C 1982-90, how many which British drivers won WEC races?



#4382 2F-001

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Posted Yesterday, 09:12

7-ish, at a guess; at least that's all I can think of:

 

Bell
Brundle
Warwick
Watson
Dumfries
Wallace
Palmer

any others…?


Edited by 2F-001, Yesterday, 09:14.


#4383 Tim Murray

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Posted Yesterday, 09:27

Left-field shot,Tim, but is it anything to do with the letter J?

18 titles between 1950 & 1979 fell to drivers who had a forename beginning with J:

Juan Manuel Fangio - 5
(John) Michael Hawthorn - 1
Jack Brabham - 3
Jim Clark - 2
John Surtees - 1
Jackie Stewart - 3
Jochen Rindt - 1
James Hunt - 1
Jody Scheckter - 1

Total: 18

And from 1980-2018:
Nigel (Ernest James) Mansell - 1
Jacques Villeneuve - 1
Jenson Button - 1

Total: 3


Perfect answer, Simon. :clap:

#4384 Simon Arron

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Posted Yesterday, 09:48

Perfect answer, Simon. :clap:

 

To be fair, Tim, Arron Jnr (aged 27) deserves much credit. When I read the question, I scribbled out two lists of champions' names in a notebook and was pondering possible connections when he came bounding into the kitchen and asked what I was trying to resolve. He came up with the J suggestion; I made the numbers work by knowing about JM Hawthorn and NEJ Mansell...

 

I won't ask another question until Dan's is answered.


Edited by Simon Arron, Yesterday, 09:49.


#4385 Simon Arron

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Posted Yesterday, 15:01

7-ish, at a guess; at least that's all I can think of:

 

Bell
Brundle
Warwick
Watson
Dumfries
Wallace
Palmer

any others…?

 

Kenny Acheson scored a couple of wins for Sauber in 1989. And didn't John Fitzpatrick share a winning 956 at Brands?

 

Can't think of any others... uness you extend it to C2, when there were probably dozens.



#4386 ensign14

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Posted Yesterday, 15:19

Fitz' win was in the 1983 European series, not the WEC.



#4387 alansart

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Posted Yesterday, 15:57

7-ish, at a guess; at least that's all I can think of:

 

Bell
Brundle
Warwick
Watson
Dumfries
Wallace
Palmer

any others…?

Geoff Lees?



#4388 Mallory Dan

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Posted Yesterday, 16:35

Well done chaps, I had 9. The 7 Tony listed, plus Fitz and Kenny A. I'd forgotten the Brands 83 race was Euro not World series....



#4389 ensign14

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Posted Yesterday, 17:18

Lees' win came in 1991. 



#4390 Simon Arron

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Posted Yesterday, 23:57

I'd pretty much forgotten that a separate European sports car championship existed in '83.

 

Following on from Tim's J question, I'll set the following: Formula Atlantic is reputed to have been at its strongest in Britain during the first half of the 1970s, but remained remarkably diverse when it was reborn at the decade's end. In 1981, no fewer than 10 marques were represented on UK championship grids - and an 11th was entered for the finale but failed to show.

 

Name all 11...



#4391 2F-001

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Posted Today, 09:09

Well, I'll get the ball/car rolling with a few of the more 'obvious ones...

 

March

Chevron

Argo

Lola

Ralt

Tiga, maybe?

 

Ian Flux had some good runs in an Erlich - or should that be Ehrlich? (doesn't look right...)

 

And I have a memory of a car with French-sounding name - something like Lemarque, or Labacque, from roughly that era.

 

Of other possibilities:

I'm not sure if John Nicholson's Lyncar survived that long (I guess it wouldn't have been very competitive by then).

Swift perhaps?



#4392 Simon Arron

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Posted Today, 09:23

You've covered most of them, Tony.

 

First six and Ehrlich all correct.

 

Not quite right on Labacque, but close enough: Belgian Daniel Lebacq turned up once or twice in his own eponymous creation, Here he is below, being lapped by the Ralts of Ray Mallock and David Duffield at Mallory Park (yet another grainy snap from the Arron archive).

 

Mallock-RT4-Lebacq-FA4-Duffield-RT4-MP81

 

So three to go: one was present for most of the season, one appeared a couple of times and t'other was entered but never showed...

 

 



#4393 GazChed

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Posted Today, 09:34

Did Roger Andreason ever appear with the Druid ?

#4394 Simon Arron

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Posted Today, 09:47

No, but he was entered for a race at Brands Hatch.

 

One more ticked off...



#4395 Tim Murray

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Posted Today, 09:52

Wimhurst?