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Old 8 Oct 2001, 11:55 (Ref:157416)   #1
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Thank you to The Ten-Tenths Mega Support Division!

Hello, Ten-Tenths Mega Support Division!

This is a massive personal thank you to all of you that were giving your unique support to the final BTCC round at Brands on Sunday.....

YOU ARE MEGA!

Thank you so much. So often I ask drivers about how much the support from the crowd helps them before/during/after a race, and I don't suppose I ever really fully understood their answers when they say it makes a massive difference. I fully understand now!

I don't know if any of you knew, but I have spent the last couple of weeks suffering from full on flu, laryngitis and bronchitis. The last thing that anyone wanted was the downpour that we got at Brands yesterday, but from my point of view, it also made me feel jolly poorly!

The support that you lot gave was truly stunning, and really did provide me with the lift to press on! The final award presentation of the day was stunning! In fact, I got completely choked!

All I wanted to say is that you are fantastic supporters of the championship, the drivers, and of us talky people, and I appreciate it very much.

Thank you so much to everyone.
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Old 8 Oct 2001, 12:07 (Ref:157421)   #2
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ITS ALAN HYDE......

thanks for the great commentry over the year.

Roll on 2002......
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Old 8 Oct 2001, 13:09 (Ref:157452)   #3
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bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!
alan, it wouldn't be the same without you

i haven't got a bloody clue how we managed to stand there in the pouring rain and be cheerful, let alone you people who actually have to do jobs out there.

oh, cracking music at the toca party, btw
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Old 8 Oct 2001, 14:15 (Ref:157474)   #4
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Big Thanks Also

I would like to say a few words also.
Yes, a big thanks to all of you die hard ten-tenthers that supported me through the season. It was always nice to see you and the waving kanga's in the corner of my eye as I dropped down Paddock Hill during qualifying and at all the other strategic corners on tracks around the country.
The blow up kanga's at least made a showing, pitty it wasn't done at the start of the season as there would be surely a lot more of them by now? I guess we all have Rachel to thank for them and my sister.

I had a lot of people wondering what the ten-tenths website was on the back of my car so that has done some good driving some traffic.
I'll send you the invoice Craig! £10,000 haha

UK motorsport owes a big thanks to you all for your devoted support of the series and drivers in TOCA. I don't think the organisers realise how important you all are.

The visit to your campsite on Saturday night hit home to me what a great bunch of people you are who are prepared to go to any lengths to go motor racing.
I hope to see you all again next season in some form or the other?

Mr Alan Hyde! It's been a pleasure to know you this year. Many thanks for your race commentary. I had the pleasure of listening to a taped copy of Silverstone to actually hear what you say about me during a race. I can tell you that your voice has echoed around many homes back in Australia of those that support me back there. Also around the UK and even in America!
TOCA radio on the internet is a fantastic idea and I hope it continues next year.
I'm sorry I didn't get to the podium at Brands, but I'm sure everyone knows why now so I won't go into it. As it was raining and you were ill anyway, you were going to get a soaking with Champane!! :-) Oh well, there will be another time! haha

Thanks again for everything everyone!

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Old 8 Oct 2001, 14:32 (Ref:157482)   #5
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Re: Big Thanks Also

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I can tell you that your voice has echoed around many homes back in Australia of those that support me back there. Also around the UK and even in America!
TOCA radio on the internet is a fantastic idea and I hope it continues next year.
I agree, its phenomenal, especially for me, because I live in the U.S., so other than buying review videos, its the only way I can see or hear the racing! Very informative, and exciting commentary. I will try to listen to every race next year on TOCA radio. Thanks for doing it, Alan. I also listened to the interviews. Very interesting, especially the one with John-B&Q at Oulton Park. Thanks again.
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Old 8 Oct 2001, 14:59 (Ref:157493)   #6
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Re: Thank you to The Ten-Tenths Mega Support Division!

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Thank you so much. So often I ask drivers about how much the support from the crowd helps them before/during/after a race, and I don't suppose I ever really fully understood their answers when they say it makes a massive difference. I fully understand now!
When you're standing in the pouring rain, soaked to the skin and trying to remember why it is you go to motor races when it can be like that, it's a hell of a help to get something back from the commentary. Thanks to Alan, thanks to Dan Eaves, thanks even to Ian Titchmarsh in his lovely warm commentary box for giving us a wave, it's really appreciated from this side of the fencing.
Roll on Easter 2002. Actually, forget that, roll on the Formula Ford festival!
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Old 8 Oct 2001, 15:08 (Ref:157497)   #7
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Very good job u have done MR HYDE u r well known world wide NOW.

Its been nice 2 have seen u at Donny this season.

ROLL ON 2002
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Old 8 Oct 2001, 17:15 (Ref:157538)   #8
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ALAN!!!!!!
What can I say......without your support this year I may have given up the unequal struggle!! You are truly the only person who would be able to fill the recently vacated boots of a certain Mr Walker!! You have been a great friend to all of the teams, drivers, fans, and the most unusual thing of all is that, even in this strange world that is motorsport, I have never ever heard anyone who has anything but nice things to say about you. You are the nicest bloke I've met in the sport and I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say that Touring cars would NOT be the same without you! Have a good winter (I'm sure I'll see you soon) and lets look forward to an even better 2002!
PS Sorry I was somewhat out of it at the party on Sunday!!! Think it must have been too many bubbles! Now I am composing my thoughts about all the wonderful fans and I'll post again when I can really explain how great every one has made the year for me.
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Old 8 Oct 2001, 17:36 (Ref:157544)   #9
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Al, you sweetie! We all have enjoyed this season so much and you truly are the voice of TOCA radio. That weather was awful yesterday and we really felt for you being totally soaked through having to keep chatting away.

Looking forward to next year!
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Old 8 Oct 2001, 17:57 (Ref:157560)   #10
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Alan, as I said this afternoon... the pleasure really has been all ours! You, along with John, Hyla & the famous roos (!) and all the other wonderful people who put so much effort into a brand new series (and the whole of the TOCATour package) - the thanks should go to you.

I think the build up to the final race yesterday afternoon (evening) really demonstrated this point... the sight of John B&Q, Annie Templeton and Paul O'Neil doing the can-can in pitlane will live on in my memory for a very long time. Unfortunately, so will seeing Mr B&Q running along the start finish straight in his boxer shorts, but that's another story for another time...!

Despite the domination of the touring class by Vauxhall, and the shrinking number of competitors in the production class, 2001 really was for me the best yet... and it wouldn't have been the same without you all.
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Old 8 Oct 2001, 18:08 (Ref:157572)   #11
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I think it should really be us saying thanks to Alan, John and everyone else who has made this season very special.
Alan, I really thought you would have been hiding in embarassment, your face when you walked up to us all in the pitlane was an absolute picture - thanks ever so much for putting the trophy presentation on Radio TOCA
Sorry I didn't stick around at the end of the day, I was very conscious of the length of drive I had to get home, even leaving when I did, it was midnight when I got home.
Is this season really over
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Old 8 Oct 2001, 18:26 (Ref:157588)   #12
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Have to disagree with you there John. We couldn't possibily have Alan replace Murray. That would mean we'd lose him.

One the subject of thanks, thanks to John, Nick, Jo and all at Team B&Q for putting up with the rowdiest, drunkest, noisiest bunch of freeloaders, sorry I mean fans, in motorsport. And of course to Alan and Ian Titchmarsh (who had his own introduction to our special brand of madness) for such sterling work all season.

I should add Paul, Annie, Tom B, James Levy, Dave Allan, Simon Harrison, Jane and Kerry from Jardine, Richard West, Fergus Brennan, Matt Feeney and countless other people, all of whom have helped make this a truly memorable season.
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Old 8 Oct 2001, 18:29 (Ref:157590)   #13
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Alan, did you actually manage a reasonably sensible interview before the trophy presentation got underway.

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Old 8 Oct 2001, 19:10 (Ref:157630)   #14
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Invader becomes emotional and has to open a bottle of wine.

Cheers guys...I shall drink to 2002...onwards and upwards
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Old 8 Oct 2001, 19:17 (Ref:157637)   #15
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WooooHoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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