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Old 10 Oct 2019, 12:21 (Ref:3933109)   #5146
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They do seem to have a lot of activity around and about.
Maybe they have plans for further expansion that would be best funded by adding a few more series that are already up and running?
I noticed that several of their meetings this year had live streaming broadcasts and what looked like full length (in racing terms) recordings available on line. A sort of lower cost version of Goodwood media!
That could be attractive as a bait for whatever new series they wish to attract. (Assuming it continues in the future ...)
They run a lot of meetings and that requires time and resources. Not sure how many people they employ but when I have popped in to their office there are usually about 5 people about and i know there is a Committee behind that.
When i suggested to CSCC that we should expand the number of meetings to split the Mag 7 and Future Classic grids (full to busting) and help cover some of the guest series we have now had to put off such as the Porsche Club, Ferraris and Morgans i was told that we were at capacity for the staff and volunteer workload and didnt want to diminish quality of service to members. Fair enough.
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Old 10 Oct 2019, 16:54 (Ref:3933149)   #5147
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Right Peter, Cascais rather than Estoril which is a kind of Deauville or Brighton. Almost same location but ambiance and pricing are "slightly" different!
I think you will find the ambience of just about anywhere is better than Brighton these days, Gerard!
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Old 10 Oct 2019, 16:56 (Ref:3933150)   #5148
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Some things never change!
Well lets say many things are improved, digital grapevine works well. Just got this info from Chinese whispers… No worry, will keep you informed!
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Old 10 Oct 2019, 17:43 (Ref:3933151)   #5149
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I recall the Portuguese GP of 1988 when we stayed in a hotel on the beach, well on the side of the rail line by the beach. There were tunnels from the hotel to get to said swimming area. It was full of journos and one evening in the bar, we got the scoop on Mansell's move to Ferrari, way before it appeared in the mags. I guess it was a bit like a live version of Twitter.
I was there in 1989 when Mansell reversed in the pit lane and later collided with Senna. We drove along the coast and stopped for a few days in the Algarve before continuing on the to Spanish GP at Jerez - OMG! seems like a lifetime away
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Old 10 Oct 2019, 20:06 (Ref:3933180)   #5150
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John, great to see you again! Hope life treats you well. Brighton no more snobby those days? Never mind! I do remember Herne bay and Ramsgate may be they've changed too…*
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Old 10 Oct 2019, 21:17 (Ref:3933187)   #5151
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Just to get you all in tthe Bathurst mood, this is an old clip but still I find it amusing.... Darryl Waltrip being taken for a ride round the track by Jason Bright with DW's amusing commentary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLkLtBkUVuo&t=1s

He talks of TV not showing the elevation up the mountain.... to clarify that with numbers, the top of the mountain is 172 metres higher than pitlane.

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Mentioning Bathurst ...

Looks like all of the broadcast qualifying sessions or on YouTube in full.

I've just watched a few minutes of the first one and the weather looks fantastic and views just spectacular.

First one here - the others should be linked I would guess.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmv717Cv4gE

Fabulous to see it - especially for those stuck in the UK as Autumn settles in for its stint.
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Old 11 Oct 2019, 13:23 (Ref:3933281)   #5153
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Old 11 Oct 2019, 13:24 (Ref:3933283)   #5154
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Old 11 Oct 2019, 13:31 (Ref:3933285)   #5155
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Cordless vacuum cleaner manufacturer James Dyson (referred to by Sniff Petrol as a 'Dust Magnate'!) has cancelled his plans to build an electric vehicle.
More information here: https://garagewire.co.uk/news/dyson-...0car%20project
A shame.

I thought he was looking good to create another Aston Martin like brand.

Presumably he spotted that possibility too.
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Old 11 Oct 2019, 13:37 (Ref:3933288)   #5156
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Cordless vacuum cleaner manufacturer James Dyson (referred to by Sniff Petrol as a 'Dust Magnate'!) has cancelled his plans to build an electric vehicle.
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Why would he succeed over and above what Tesla and the main stream manufacturers are able to achieve. Perhaps it wasn't as easy to build it and make money as he thought?

I am actually more interested to see what Jo Bamford can achieve with hydrogen vehicles now he seems to have succeeded in buying Wrightbus.
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I think you will find the ambience of just about anywhere is better than Brighton these days, Gerard!
Long time ago when I were but a lad my paternal Grandmother retired to Brighton after Grandfather died. She took an interesting flat on one of those big old arced terraces up between the sea and the Downs.

Later her sister, an interesting lady who had been an officer in the Army Nursing Corps in India and never married, also moved to Brighton and took a flat at the end of the terrace. A few years later the basement flat in her building became available and my grandmother, having been a keen gardener before the move to the flat, swapped to the new basement flat - which made it much easier to visit both of them on the same day trip.

In their later lives we lived only an hour away and I couple of my school pals attended Sussex University so for a while I had decent reasons to head down to Brighton and enjoy some parts of what it then had to offer.

That was a long time ago.

The friends graduated (or left) the Uni, the elderly sister both passed away. Other people we knew also moved on and I moved further way as well.

Revisiting, briefly, about 20 years ago was something of a disappointment. I can't imagine that experience would be different today.
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[QUOTE=grantp;3933193]Mentioning Bathurst ...

Looks like all of the broadcast qualifying sessions or on YouTube in full.

Going to be a busy Sunday morning!

Bathurst live on BT Sport from 1am, then swapping to Sky F1 to watch the qualifying (if it happens) @ 2am, then back to Bathurst until the GP starts @ 6-10, then have a shower before heading off to work @ Mallory (Time Attack), Monday will be for sleeping!

Oh the life we lead
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Agree about Dyson cancelling his EV project. Think he needed a Chinese Partner to share the cost but didn’t find one? With mainstream manufacturers ramping up introduction of new models, perhaps a bit late to the party..... Meanwhile, Rivian in the US have received massive funding from Ford MoCo and Amazon, and the latter has ordered a huge fleet of electric vans from them. So it is possible to attract investment with the right product!

Meanwhile, on the subject of our old cars, we now have ‘Dual-Sided Dieless Forming’ being pioneered by Nissan. As long as you have original plans or a part to scan, replacements can be formed by a pair of robots. It’s in CCW, but YouTube vid here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiQQPb7MV4k
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The friends graduated (or left) the Uni, the elderly sister both passed away. Other people we knew also moved on and I moved further way as well.

Speaking of old friends, one of the things that I really admire about one of my sons is his seemingly effortless ability to maintain friendships that he has made during his 46 years.

His best man at his wedding 20 odd years ago was a friendship kindled during his time at infant school in the 70s; he recently returned the favour by being his best man. He is also still in touch with a couple of others from that school, as well as primary and secondary schools.

When he went to Bath University, he became a part of a close-knit group of 5 male students who all started that semester. At the end of the first semester, they all moved out of the halls of residence, and rented a farmhouse that was conveniently situated bang opposite the gates to the university, where they all stayed in what appears to be perfect harmony.

It must be have been good, because even now, more than 20 years later, the 5 meet up individually throughout the year plus every October they join up together in Wales, where each year they spend a long weekend walking the coast, starting from near Chester and working their way down south - I think that they will be well into their sixties by the time they reach Cardiff. Each year they seem to spend less and less time walking, but hours spent in the pubs they come to increases.

He also keeps in touch with old work colleagues that he has worked alongside since he left university.
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