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#1 john winfield

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 11:43

To complement the long-running (individual question) quiz thread I thought I'd open up this one, designed for anyone gently going crazy at home who fancies contributing or answering a puzzle.

 

I was thinking...no time pressure....nobody to post answers online for, say, a week, so that things aren't spoilt for someone coming to it late. Originator available to answer queries. The pm facility could be useful too, from time to time. But it's not my thread, any ideas welcome, I'm just starting it off.

 

1. Motor Racing Pairs

 

Here are twenty four names. Can you pair them and provide the name that links each pair?  For example, this smaller (non-motor racing!) group of  Ray  Mitterrand  Claude  Churchill could be arranged:

 

Claude (Francois) Mitterrand

Ray (Winston) Churchill

 

So here are the twenty four names, all racing drivers.  Not singers, politicians or betting salesmen.

 

Jack  Jackie  Chilton  Ruby  McRae  Roger  Hunt  Richard  Beltoise  Jean  Gavin  Daghorn  Jeff  Piquet  Danica  Spice  Roy  Fittipaldi  Stuart  Desiré  Mike  Depailler  Hamilton  Ed


Edited by john winfield, 30 March 2020 - 15:41.


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#2 john winfield

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 11:56

Sorry, forgot to mention that perhaps these quizzes and puzzles could all run simultaneously. No need to wait for one to be completed if someone wants to post a new one.


Edited by john winfield, 30 March 2020 - 11:57.


#3 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 15:24

You've obviously been watching too much Only Connect, John!

 

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#4 john winfield

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 17:33

As if by magic.....



#5 Henk Vasmel

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 18:40

1. Motor Racing Pairs

 

 

Jack  Jackie  Chilton  Ruby  McRae  Roger  Hunt  Richard  Beltoise  Jean  Gavin  Daghorn  Jeff  Piquet  Danica  Spice  Roy  Fittipaldi  Stuart  Desiré  Mike  Depailler  Hamilton  Ed

 

I think I have got them all, not terribly difficult except for the last one, but It might be that Chilton's partner has a mix-up of first/last names. I have seen that mix-up more often, even in period. Can you check?



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Posted 30 March 2020 - 19:05

I think I have got them all, not terribly difficult except for the last one, but It might be that Chilton's partner has a mix-up of first/last names. I have seen that mix-up more often, even in period. Can you check?

I don't think many people knew that at the time, Henk. Certainly not the British press.



#7 john winfield

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 19:15

You're absolutely right Henk. I never knew that!

Thanks, and sorry,

Winfield John

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 19:26

May we call you Winnie?

#9 john winfield

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 19:30

May we call you Winnie?

 

Pooh. No you may not. Eeyore is perhaps more suitable.



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Posted 30 March 2020 - 19:36

2. Motor Racing Film Directors.

 

Here are the first names of eleven drivers/riders. Each shares a surname with a well-known film director. Name the driver, name the director.

 

Tommy, Bob, Ray, Tony, Renzo, Duncan, Eddie, Hermann, Richard, Jim and Jim,



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Posted 31 March 2020 - 13:15

May we call you Winnie?

 

Oh God, 'Winnie', a name that reminds me of my childhood, childhood, childhood....

 

I was back at school one day (I'd been off sick with a nasty cold - I still had headaches, and felt a bit snotty). But at least I wouldn't have to play rugby because my mother had written me a sick note. She felt I shouldn't be outside with the rougher type of boy - well, I was a little delicate. But, unfortunately, nice Mr. Poxham was off ill himself that day and in charge was the sadistic German teacher Mr. Stanshall. He had no sympathy at all. I can hardly bear to remember what happened next. 



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Posted 31 March 2020 - 15:01

2. Motor Racing Film Directors.

 

Here are the first names of eleven drivers/riders. Each shares a surname with a well-known film director. Name the driver, name the director.

 

Tommy, Bob, Ray, Tony, Renzo, Duncan, Eddie, Hermann, Richard, Jim and Jim,

I will have a start at these names:

 

Hermann (Fritz) Lang

Duncan (Guy) Hamilton

Richard (David) Attwood

 

The problem being the qualifier "well known"  There is no end to film directors with common names like Clark or Hall from the Upper Moose Tracks Little Theatre, but I don't think that is who you have in mind. Are these on the right track?



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Posted 31 March 2020 - 16:32

I will have a start at these names:

 

Hermann (Fritz) Lang

Duncan (Guy) Hamilton

Richard (David) Attwood

 

The problem being the qualifier "well known"  There is no end to film directors with common names like Clark or Hall from the Upper Moose Tracks Little Theatre, but I don't think that is who you have in mind. Are these on the right track?

 

First two certainly are D28. I'm intrigued by the third. I don't know David Attwood so bonus points to you!

 

You're right, 'well known' is entirely subjective so have a go and we can compare notes. I'll post my suggested answers on the answer thread tonight or tomorrow. If you did want to check any others maybe best to do it over on that thread to avoid catching the eye here of someone about to start.

And Clark and Hall don't feature! I've been a bit parochial, sorry; the two Jims are from a while ago, in British junior single seater formulae. Otherwise I think there's only one North American driver involved, but quite a few North American directors.


Edited by john winfield, 31 March 2020 - 16:35.


#14 D28

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 20:53

I will have a start at these names:

 

Hermann (Fritz) Lang

Duncan (Guy) Hamilton

Richard (David) Attwood

 

 

To that list I can add Eddie (Neil) Jordan



#15 Michael Ferner

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 21:41

Pasolini is the first I can come up with. Too tired now to think of more. :(



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Posted 31 March 2020 - 22:21

Tommy (Alfred) Hitchcock

 

Ray (Irwin) Allen

 

and two variations:

 

Duncan (James) Cameron

 

Richard (Frank) Lloyd



#17 john winfield

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 05:37

Nice variations! There are other possibilities over on the answers thread.

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 17:36

A quick one - can you answer all these without looking any up?
 

Mike Hawthorne or Hawthorn?

Sterling or Stirling Moss?

Donington or Donnington Park?

Ken Tyrell or Tyrrell?
Richie or Ritchie Ginther?
Roger or Rodger Ward or Warde?

Bruce MacLaren or McLaren?

Jim Clark or Clarke?

Roger Clark or Clarke

Nurburgring or Nuerburgring?

Jackie or Jacky Stewart or Stuart?
Clay Regazoni or Regazzoni, Reggazzoni, or Reggazoni?
Nelson Picquet or Piquet?
Jackie or Jacky Ickx or Ikkx or Iccx?
Niki or Nikki Lauda?

I won't post the answers as they are easy to look up.



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Posted 01 April 2020 - 17:44

Nice one Duncombe!  Clay is always a problem for Anglo-Saxons isn't he? Probably because we see the 'Regga' abbreviation so often.



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Posted 01 April 2020 - 18:56

I typed this offline before posting it and I found I had confused myself and had to check them all to make sure I had included the correct answer.

Anyone care to add some more?



#21 Michael Ferner

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Posted 02 April 2020 - 08:56

Caracciola

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Villeneuve

 

I could go on for hours!



#22 D28

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Posted 02 April 2020 - 14:33

Villeneuve is a very common family name here and probably France. It is the Christian names of Gilles and particularly Joann that are most often misspelled. I always check rather than type in Joanne.

It is the Finnish names Hakhinen and especially Raikkonen I always need to check.

#23 BRG

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Posted 02 April 2020 - 16:44

It is the Finnish names Hakhinen and especially Raikkonen I always need to check.

I am certain that you did that deliberately......  ;)



#24 D28

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Posted 02 April 2020 - 17:39

I am certain that you did that deliberately......  ;)

No I looked it up, checked and still got Mika's name wrong, Proves the point I guess.



#25 Tim Murray

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Posted 02 April 2020 - 18:40

Don’t forget the umlauts, either:

Räikkönen

Häkkinen

http://warp.povusers...outUmlauts.html

Now let me make this completely and absolutely clear: The letter Ä is not the same as the letter A. They are completely different letters and have nothing to do with each other. They are listed as separate letters in the Finnish alphabet (on almost opposite ends of the alphabet, no less), they are pronounced differently, they act as completely different and independent letters in words, and they are most definitely not interchangeable. Just because they happen to look similar (with the only difference being the two dots on top) doesn't mean that they are the same or even related!

The same applies equally to Ö and O. They are completely different and separate vowels, have nothing in common and are not in any way interchangeable.


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#26 Eric Dunsdon

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 09:07

I have seen my own surname misspelt in a number of ways over the years. My favourite was when I entered a cycle road race in the 1950's and I appeared on the start sheet as 'Eddie Pundreds' which sounded nicely Belgian and better than I was as a rider. I  became a very minor celebrity in the Edgware Road Club for a couple of weeks. :lol:.



#27 john winfield

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 09:13

I have seen my own surname misspelt in a number of ways over the years. My favourite was when I entered a cycle road race in the 1950's and I appeared on the start sheet as 'Eddie Pundreds' which sounded nicely Belgian and better than I was as a rider. I  became a very minor celebrity in the Edgware Road Club for a couple of weeks. :lol:.

 

Eric, for me you will now always be Eddie Pundreds.  :up:



#28 Eric Dunsdon

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 11:18

Thank you  John. I always hoped to be famous. Best regards Eddie. :lol:.



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Posted 03 April 2020 - 12:24

4. Crystal Palace Formula 2

 

(Small edit to question. Thanks to nexfast who noticed that I had forgotten one more GP winner!).

 

(Edit #2. The driver in the final question was at Palace in one of these years, but didn't qualify for his heat, so didn't 'race').

 

I was lucky enough, now being a little over thirty, to watch racing at Crystal Palace, and went along to the last three F2 meetings in 1970, 1971 and 1972. At those events (each of which involved two F2 heats and a final) I saw racing seven F1 World Champions (past, present and future), and eleven other drivers who had or would win F1 World Championship Grand Prix.

 

i) Can you name these eighteen drivers?

 

And for those for whom this is too easy, who are these three drivers, not included above but also racing in at least one of the three F2 events?

 

ii) He finished third in his first ever F1 Grand Prix.

 

iii) He dominated two F1 Grand Prix, led others, but never managed to win even one.

 

iv) He never reached F1, and I don't believe had any great success in F2. But he did once make a brave and noble effort at Rouen.

 

IF ANYBODY WANTS TO LIST SOME ANSWERS, HOW ABOUT USING THE MATCHING ANSWERS THREAD? That way newcomers see the questions, but not the warped workings of your brilliant minds.....


Edited by john winfield, 03 April 2020 - 15:14.


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Posted 04 April 2020 - 07:29


Bruce MacLaren or McLaren?


A bit of an aside question, but this is an interesting subject for a non-native english speaker like me . I always assumed Mc was an abbreviation for Mac, but it seems it is perhaps a little more complicated ..... Anyone can shed a light on this for me ?

 

Philippe (whose first name is mis-spelt 90% of the time by native english speakers :smoking: )



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Posted 04 April 2020 - 09:02

2. Wisell? 3. Jarier? 



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Posted 04 April 2020 - 09:22

4. I was thinking (rather awkwardly, to be honest) of Gerry Birrell...



#33 john winfield

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 11:26

2. Wisell? 3. Jarier? 

 

Correct for both Dan. There's more info/debate over on the answers thread.



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Posted 04 April 2020 - 11:28

4. I was thinking (rather awkwardly, to be honest) of Gerry Birrell...

 

I see your thinking but, no, it wasn't Gerry I had in mind, but a lesser driver, of noble ancestry, who tasted success in a lower formula at Rouen. More details over on the answers thread.



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Posted 04 April 2020 - 12:22

 

Bruce MacLaren or McLaren?


A bit of an aside question, but this is an interesting subject for a non-native english speaker like me . I always assumed Mc was an abbreviation for Mac, but it seems it is perhaps a little more complicated ..... Anyone can shed a light on this for me ?

 

Philippe (whose first name is mis-spelt 90% of the time by native english speakers :smoking: )

 

In Bruce's case, definitely McLaren. But there are Maclarens as well - the manufacturer of pushchairs for example.

 

Both Mac and Mc come from Gaelic and are the equivalent of the Norse and Germanic languages' son/sen/sohn suffixes - some Irish names have even been spelled with just M' as the first element; the late David McKinney once told us he had ancestors who spelled it M'Kinney. Contrary to two popular beliefs, both Mac and Mc are present in both Scotland and Ireland and it has nothing to do with whether the person was Catholic or Protestant. This, written from an Irish perspective, seems the simplest explanation, but until literacy became more widespread I guess it didn't really matter:

 

https://www.houseofn...logs/mac-prefix



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Posted 04 April 2020 - 15:10

In Bruce's case, definitely McLaren. But there are Maclarens as well - the manufacturer of pushchairs for example.

 

Both Mac and Mc come from Gaelic and are the equivalent of the Norse and Germanic languages' son/sen/sohn suffixes - some Irish names have even been spelled with just M' as the first element; the late David McKinney once told us he had ancestors who spelled it M'Kinney. Contrary to two popular beliefs, both Mac and Mc are present in both Scotland and Ireland and it has nothing to do with whether the person was Catholic or Protestant. This, written from an Irish perspective, seems the simplest explanation, but until literacy became more widespread I guess it didn't really matter:

 

https://www.houseofn...logs/mac-prefix

It is also largely personal preference if one uses Mc or Mac. Scots overseas sometimes saw McDonald and MacDonald spelled differently by brothers.  One reason for doing so, was in a small community with many of the same family name, it was a way to distinguish individuals. And Canada's first PM, a native of Glasgow, spelled his name John A Macdonald for some reason, causing endless misspelling to this day.


Edited by D28, 04 April 2020 - 15:14.


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Posted 04 April 2020 - 15:12

4. Crystal Palace Formula 2

 

(Small edit to question. Thanks to nexfast who noticed that I had forgotten one more GP winner!).

 

(Edit #2. The driver in the final question was at Palace in one of these years, but didn't qualify for his heat, so didn't 'race').

 

I was lucky enough, now being a little over thirty, to watch racing at Crystal Palace, and went along to the last three F2 meetings in 1970, 1971 and 1972. At those events (each of which involved two F2 heats and a final) I saw racing seven F1 World Champions (past, present and future), and eleven other drivers who had or would win F1 World Championship Grand Prix.

 

i) Can you name these eighteen drivers?

 

And for those for whom this is too easy, who are these three drivers, not included above but also racing in at least one of the three F2 events?

 

ii) He finished third in his first ever F1 Grand Prix.

 

iii) He dominated two F1 Grand Prix, led others, but never managed to win even one.

 

iv) He never reached F1, and I don't believe had any great success in F2. But he did once make a brave and noble effort at Rouen.

 

IF ANYBODY WANTS TO LIST SOME ANSWERS, HOW ABOUT USING THE MATCHING ANSWERS THREAD? That way newcomers see the questions, but not the warped workings of your brilliant minds.....

ii) James Hunt USA GP in a Hesketh March?



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Posted 04 April 2020 - 15:17

After the association quiz of a few days ago, I thought, I tried my hand at a similar one with a Music Theme.

 

I give you a song title and a driver. For the song title you have to find the performer, or one of the performers if it is a group. For the racing driver, you have to find a team mate. This can be a regular one or a one-off, but not too obscure

 

Last, and most essential, you have to find the relation between this performer and this team mate. In some cases, it is easy, then it is “It’s the same person”, but not in all of them.

 

A few are easy, I hope, some are hard nuts to crack. Enjoy

 

Song - (Performer) - [Relation] - (Racing Driver) - Team Mate

  1. “Waterloo”                                                Michele Alboreto
  2. “Pour Moi La Vie Va Commencer”           Philippe Alliot
  3. “Harley Davidson”                                    Jackie Stewart
  4. “Don’t Hold Your Breath”                          Nico Rosberg
  5. “Private Paradise”                                    Damon Hill
  6. “Trumpet Voluntary”                                 Jochen Mass
  7. “Scream If You Wanna Go Faster”           Kurt Mollekens
  8. “I Maschi”                                                 Nelson Piquet
  9. “Keep Your Distance”                               Pedro Rodriguez
  10. “See Emily Play”                                      Steve O’ Rourke

Edited by Henk Vasmel, 04 April 2020 - 15:20.


#39 BRG

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 15:33

I have seen my own surname misspelt in a number of ways over the years. My favourite was when I entered a cycle road race in the 1950's and I appeared on the start sheet as 'Eddie Pundreds' which sounded nicely Belgian and better than I was as a rider. I  became a very minor celebrity in the Edgware Road Club for a couple of weeks. :lol:.

A friend of mine entered a rallysprint in Belgium.  His surname is a German one so should not have seemed too alien to the Flemish organisers.  Yet they somehow managed to use the name of his apartment block - Benjamin Court - as his name.  We still sometimes call him that.



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Posted 04 April 2020 - 16:02

Not sure how this works, is it like this?

 

“Harley Davidson”  (Brigitte Bardot)   [date]   Jackie Stewart  ( François Cevert)


Edited by D28, 04 April 2020 - 16:04.


#41 john winfield

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 16:52

ii) James Hunt USA GP in a Hesketh March?

 

Bloggs, that was James' best result in 1973, second place, and his second podium. But he didn't score in his first Hesketh March drive, at Monaco. The answer to this question, and the others, is over on the answers thread.



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Posted 04 April 2020 - 17:39

Not sure how this works, is it like this?

 

“Harley Davidson”  (Brigitte Bardot)   [date]   Jackie Stewart  ( François Cevert)

I had Liaison but yes, this is how it works

 

One down, nine to go


Edited by Henk Vasmel, 04 April 2020 - 17:44.