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#6601 Stephen W

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 08:31

Notes on the meeting at the Smoker - 03/03/2016

 

Those present:

Roger Clark, Rob Nickson (KingsleyLate), Dan Rear, David Beard, Steve Wilkinson, Peter Elansprint, AlansArt, Ian Eeyore, Phil Rainford and Aurora F1 Phil. (Addendum - Slurp1955)

 

Wide ranging subject matter was again on the Me & You:

 

Waddington's F1 board game - brought by Eeyore

The Kansas City Flash

Oulton Park B&W photos - thanks to a batch of late 50s/60s photos brought in by Aurora Phil

Steve McQueen and the riddle of Oulton Park - again courtesy of Aurora Phil

Oulton Park Alterations

David Beard's Calendar

The Criminal Classes - a far ranging discussion with several unsavoury side tracks

Simon Arron's Questionnaire

Chevron Formula Atlantic in 1981, or was it 1979?

Denis Jenkinson

Mario Andretti

Ferraris - probably due to Slurp's dress sense.

Anthony Marsh commentator

The job of the commentator & what not to do.

Goodwood Circuit before the Revival

A TNF B-B-Q in Delamere Forest? Or even at a race meeting!!!

Motor racing films (in particular the one that never was "The Day of the champion")

Max Mosely & his family

The Detroit GP

Lotus 12, 16 & 18

Michelin tyres at Indy - courtesy of Mr Pirelli (aka Costa-coffee Man)

Italian Drivers in GPs - this started when Mr Pirelli asked when was the last time an Italian was F1 World Champion.

Hillclimbing & Sprinting (Trust me I didn't bring it up!)

If you are not Winning you are not trying

Motor Sport magazine

F5000

Maseratis

ERAs

The weather at Harewood! (Trust me I didn't raise this one either! Twas Mr Pirelli)

The Saga of Eddie Irvine at Ferrari

Steve Lees & Chevrons

Shelsley Walsh (again I didn't bring it up! Blame KingsleyLate)

 

Plus many more full topics and deviations.

 

 

:wave:


Edited by Stephen W, 05 March 2016 - 08:25.


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#6602 Phil Rainford

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 08:44

Also discussed was a TNF Summer barbecue in Delamere Forest using Slurp's motor home as the base for a " Night under the stars" !!!



#6603 Tim Murray

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 08:58

Re McQueen's A40: the link below contains some reminiscences from Sir John Whitmore, in which he claims he borrowed the A40 for McQueen from a friend. Might this provide a clue as to whose A40 it might have been?

http://sabotagetimes...en-and-the-moon

#6604 Mallory Dan

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 11:15

I was asked at the bar by 2 staff there to see which dresses I preferred. One said to the other, 'don't ask him, he's a man', implying men only look for certain things in ladies appareil.... Bloody cheek!!



#6605 bradbury west

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 11:17

As ever, top stuff Tim, many thanks. A sight of the photo might help. There were several A40s in 1961, incl Frank Williams' car, maybe Harry Digby/Mick Cave's Lorraine Engineering car, but perhaps a bit early for that. John Whitmore would have moved in the right circles so there would be plenty of options, one imagines. Perhaps something via Don Moore who did TMO for him, IIRC, but probably not UCE 13, about which I saw nothing after Doc Shepherd had raced it. Locally in the North we had, inter alia, Rod Bloor and his pal, local to Oulton, but the options must have been wide
Just curious.
RL

Btw , for those in the know, whatever became of the boxes of old BRSCC programmes which Tom used to keep. Did they end up with visionary Martin Hadwen or go to Oulton archives?

#6606 Stephen W

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 11:42

The Delamere B-B-Q is in the list of subjects discussed Mr Pirelli.



#6607 Phil Rainford

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 12:14

The Delamere B-B-Q is in the list of subjects discussed Mr Pirelli.

 

 

I stand corrected ..............sorry Steve



#6608 Slurp1955

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 20:38

At our end..... Alan Jones as No2 toughest ever bloke in F1, Jimmy Webb and GoGo Penguin , BBQ in Delamere or Oulton, possible overnight with my new Thai female "helpers", Eeyore's Chevron jacket project, peculiar end to the 1999 F1 season in Malaysia and Japan (re Irvine and Ferrari), Michelin and the 2005 US GP at Indianapolis and ..... :)


Edited by Slurp1955, 04 March 2016 - 20:39.


#6609 Slurp1955

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 20:46

And Sarge, in the list of attendees, I'm pretty sure I turned up.....  ;) Thanks Sarge, I'm now an addendumdum - full metal jacket :up:


Edited by Slurp1955, 05 March 2016 - 13:06.


#6610 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 21:01

News of your "new Thai female helpers" did not reach our part of the table Slurp, nor, apparently did your definite presence in some quarters!!

Tell us more.

Rob

#6611 elansprint72

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 21:18

I believe that there was some brief mention of the pastime known as "football"- a subject of less than zero interest to myself.

 

Also, the Swift Gallery opening event (be there, or kick yourself).  ;)



#6612 Slurp1955

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 22:02

I feel a Hemingway quote coming on .... even as a Manc Red. :D


Edited by Slurp1955, 05 March 2016 - 13:08.


#6613 Sharman

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 09:04

In view of the BBQ suggestion in Delamere Forest how about "over the river and into the trees"?



#6614 Stephen W

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 09:13

I think it would be more like Swallows & Amazons.



#6615 Slurp1955

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 22:39

"Over The River and Into The Trees" - wasn't that the title of Alan Raine's FF1600 biog, or am I very much mistaken? :cool:


Edited by Slurp1955, 06 March 2016 - 22:40.


#6616 alansart

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 07:41

"Over The River and Into The Trees" - wasn't that the title of Alan Raine's FF1600 biog, or am I very much mistaken? :cool:

I've been through a bush at Cadwell Park but never over a river (unless it was raining hard)  :rolleyes:



#6617 Sharman

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 08:52

I must admit that I misquoted "Across not over" but you bunch of ignoramuses didn't recognise Hemingway anyway so couldn't correct me :blush:



#6618 elansprint72

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 17:08

I must admit that I misquoted "Across not over" but you bunch of ignoramuses didn't recognise Hemingway anyway so couldn't correct me :blush:

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.   ;)



#6619 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 18:54

Wasn't that Eric Morecambe who said that Pete?

Rob

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#6620 Tim Murray

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 19:00

I think Eric had all the right words, but not necessarily in the right order.

#6621 Vitesse2

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 19:25

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