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Old 4 Oct 2019, 18:26 (Ref:3931951)   #5071
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And imagine the size of the camera!

Probably looked like a Google Streetmap recording car. Without the Opel badge.

And lacking the roof.

And the snooping comms (allegedly).

But apart from that ....
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Old 4 Oct 2019, 18:52 (Ref:3931961)   #5072
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Iíve seen that Hawthorn video a few times, very insightful commentary from Mike there
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Old 4 Oct 2019, 19:26 (Ref:3931968)   #5073
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Anyone else getting Christmas stuff through . Even the bike club that I donít belong to have asked about booking Christmas lunch . BTW I qualify for local village OAP lunch . Happy days .
I bought mince pies in Sainsbury's last month with a 'use by' date in October!
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Old 4 Oct 2019, 19:44 (Ref:3931972)   #5074
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Incidentally BoB. What are you doing about the picture calendar? Would love to see something with my MGB in it.
I had thought I would produce one for 2020, Peter. and invite entries for the calendar. so start rummaging for suitable images chaps - well as long as they will pass the censor.
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I suspect we all knew about the video and the name Bob. Nonetheless it's a great reminder of the man and the legend that is Le Mans. Thanks for bringing it back.

Whilst I was too young to be aware of Mike Hawthorn, I spent my formative years in Surrey, not too far from Farnham (about 1/2 mile from the Tongham Stock Car Track).

When I had an MG 1100 I bought my parts from the Tourist Trophy Garage in Farnham. The number of times I've driven past that "tree" outside Guildford must be enormous yet I never could find out where to stop. It was just along the road from Stag Hill Motors. What with them and the Coombs Garage the other side of Guildford, the place was a petrolhead's dream.
Peter, Mike has always been my 'motor sport hero' I was a fan of Rileys back in the day, and noted a young chap beating more modern cars in a Brooklands Riley. When he sprang to fame at the1952 Easter Goodwood I was not as surprised as many motoring journos seemed to be.

One of my fondest memories of a mis spent youth was having a chat with Mike after the 1955 Nine Hour Race. He was quite happy to chat to a couple of young lads who had cycled from Barnet to see the race.

I heard the news of his accident in a rather brutal manner, and I was off work for 3 days completely shattered by his death.

I lost a lot of 'friends' during the 1950's, and mourned them all, but only Hawthorn, affected me so badly.

Bob.
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Bob, happy to supply photos of tenthers from my travels this year if you have any gaps. D
There is an offer we can't refuse, thanks David, but please note no commission will be paid.
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Bob,

I wasn't allowed to have a bike, so didn't travel very far as a lad. I did however follow Graham Hill and watched anything he was involved with. I knew and respected Jim Clark but GH was my hero. I know exactly where I was and the lady who was in my car at the time the radio announced Graham's death.

Still resonates now so I know how you feel.
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I wasn't allowed to have a bike, so didn't travel very far as a lad. I did however follow Graham Hill and watched anything he was involved with. I knew and respected Jim Clark but GH was my hero. I know exactly where I was and the lady who was in my car at the time the radio announced Graham's death.

Still resonates now so I know how you feel.
Graham, of course, won the World Championship for BRM my favourite marque, so he was also some one I admired. Working in Borehamwood I cycled past the sight of the crash regularly, and it certainly left a somewhat macabre vision in my mind.

PS I was allowed a bike but not a 'lady'
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I was allowed a bike but not a 'lady'
Same for me! A real shame I'd say. But thirty and more years later if you ask me I'll tell you remembering and regretting all the ones I had. I mean the bikes
Sorry, no offense here Bob, specially if you had your b……ks trapped in the rear wheel spikes. It hurts!
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If anyone's bored there is a podcast on Youtube with Jarrah Venables, the guy who created the Endurance Legends series in Peter Auto meetings.

Really interesting as he also talks about his work at Goodwood and cars in general.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHgHbSZ1wR0&t=2996s
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Havenít had time to listen yet, but Jarrah did an awful lot of work in the past to get interesting and appropriate cars for The Revival.

A valuable asset to PA, Iím sure.
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Havenít had time to listen yet, but Jarrah did an awful lot of work in the past to get interesting and appropriate cars for The Revival.

A valuable asset to PA, Iím sure.
Certainly, the grids of cars he has managed to assemble for example at Le Mans Classic and thoroughout this year have been pretty stunning.

Will be interesting if they race or demo again at Le Mans next year. Be grest to see the Toyota GT One back. That was just fabulous and the Panoz, Bentley, Chevrolet, Mclaren, Porsche, Maserati. I could go on for a while.

Really good to see newer cars and seeing the Speed 8 which I remember playing on a game years and years ago and seeing race this year was probably one of the highlights for me.
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Bit peeíd off watching BSB Donington- itís dry! Was raining here when I got up early this morning and has been continually since. Gather some rail services cancelled due to flooding. No idea if there is racing at Snett, but would guess it would have been cancelled this morn.......
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Bit pee’d off watching BSB Donington- it’s dry! Was raining here when I got up early this morning and has been continually since. Gather some rail services cancelled due to flooding. No idea if there is racing at Snett, but would guess it would have been cancelled this morn.......
Chill and a bit windy much of the time and a few light spots of rain once in a while but also a few brief sunny periods.

It was very noticeable how much noisier the Supersports are compared to the Superbikes. Higher frequency of course and a very narrow rev band used.

According to the live timing the Supersports are about 20mph slower at the main speed trap which I assume was set up for what used to be called the Dunlop Straight.
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Getting bored waiting for ferry at Portsmouth . Looking at FB to pass the time and there are reports that Autosport is stopping .
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