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Old 11 Feb 2019, 10:53 (Ref:3883186)   #1651
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You’re talking of delta, naturally! (They’re both legends........)
Of course 😁.

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Has Delta ever done any commentary?
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Old 11 Feb 2019, 11:17 (Ref:3883193)   #1652
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Has Delta ever done any commentary?
Funnily enough, He does the commentary and interviews people at the annual Stoke Row show he is involved with!
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Old 11 Feb 2019, 20:10 (Ref:3883345)   #1653
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Yes remember that weekend well . I had a car over in Zandvoort and had to fly back and forwards to Thruxton . I was also really sick with a bug . I always say to people when your in a bad situation that it will make a good story one day .
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Old 11 Feb 2019, 22:10 (Ref:3883396)   #1654
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Yes remember that weekend well . I had a car over in Zandvoort and had to fly back and forwards to Thruxton . I was also really sick with a bug . I always say to people when your in a bad situation that it will make a good story one day .
It was a memorable weekend, largely because of the temperature which Mrs M frequently mentions as a means of reminding me of her selfless devotion to motorsport, also because on arrival I found the bizarre sight of Iain leaping up and down 10 feet in the air on the tail lift trying to dislodge it so the E-type could be lowered - was it you Mike who was in the car looking ashen faced at the prospect of a rapid descent? I think it might have been. Also memorable from a personal viewpoint as I think I managed to get within a decimal point or two of Iain's best lap time, I didn't know he was cheating by using a tummy bug to achieve more urgent progress! Among all this excitement, the Murray thing went unoticed by me until now. Great photo😀
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Old 12 Feb 2019, 01:05 (Ref:3883421)   #1655
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I didn't know he was cheating by using a tummy bug to achieve more urgent progress!

Weight reduction Colin. Some people will go to great lengths and accept distinct personal discomfort to find a few tenths here and there ...
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Old 12 Feb 2019, 05:38 (Ref:3883442)   #1656
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It was a memorable weekend, largely because of the temperature which Mrs M frequently mentions as a means of reminding me of her selfless devotion to motorsport, also because on arrival I found the bizarre sight of Iain leaping up and down 10 feet in the air on the tail lift trying to dislodge it so the E-type could be lowered - was it you Mike who was in the car looking ashen faced at the prospect of a rapid descent? I think it might have been.

Among all this excitement, the Murray thing went unoticed by me until now. Great photo😀
It is a great pic. Yes, I was made to sit in the untethered car with foot on the brake to reduce the possibility of a rapid descent! The lift was eventually unjammed by use of a hi-ab with forklift, if you remember…….
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Old 12 Feb 2019, 09:39 (Ref:3883481)   #1657
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Just found I can go to Spa Classic .Gettin. Shame no Silverstone though.
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Cannot wait

Trying to persuade my dad to get donington historic tickets.Its like being at an auction.Going going...Come onnnn.😁
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Changing the subject matter slightly ...

I happened upon some local news, as you do, when looking for some other information. Two local "news" stories that made me wonder about realistic expectations in life.

The first was about traffic problems on a main road (but an old style narrow one) in a Derbyshire town due to an 'elderly' man collapsing on the pavement. His age was mentioned - did not seem that old to me!

Apparently the ambulance service sent 2 ambulances and the Air Ambulance. One wonders how the NHS can afford such a level of response and by what criteria it is justified. Presumably the Air Ambulance is an easy option since most are supported by charitable public donations.

The second story was about what must have been a minor bump on a main (but old and narrow) road in Derby.

Looking at a photo of the fire service lifting the roof of a quite new looking Nissan SUV one wondered what had happened. Rear-ended apparently. A lady passenger, according to a post on social media by someone claiming to be her daughter, suffers for a painful bad back and this has been aggravated by the accident, the poster said.

As we know from numerous stories and the 2 years of roof removal demos at the Stoke Row and Nuffield motor sport day, the immediate response to any mention of neck or back pain is to cut the roof off the vehicle in which the complainant is sitting.

Given that this did not look like much of a bump and the vehicle was a medium size SUV that, presumably, should be relatively easy to get in and out of, do we need to insist on special design attributes that must be used for passengers with bad backs and necks?

Bear in mind that destroying relatively new vehicles for something that may or may not be an medical issue is both an expensive waste of materials and energy consumption that must be, according to some, ecologically unacceptable and that the disruption to traffic make well have further consequences.

Should people with pre-existing high risk medical conditions be assessed for travel suitability and, perhaps, be encouraged to adopt special protective precautions of some sort?

Should motor insurance policies require disclosure of such conditions and a premium surcharge to cover the additional risk - as would be normal for some medical conditions for general travel insurance?

Also in the news are the reports that the Govt, possibly mindful of their exposure to the costs of Civil Engineering company failures, are getting cold feet about the cost of the HS2 vanity project.

It's relatively easy to take a project like that and throw together a cost estimate on the back of an envelope that includes a range of values to cover various eventualities related to government contracts. There are plenty of historic deals to provide data.

But what is the hidden annual cost of attempting to deliver services that are costly but not obviously correlated nor very manageable - like how the authorities respond to RTAs and similar?

One could also discuss minority risk activities like mountain biking, horse riding, skiing, mountaineering and fell walking (to pick a few examples) but the net economic effect of those would likely be much less than the far more common Road Traffic Accident response.

On a more general level - just how realistic are people's expectations of the life they expect to lead in a modern world?
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I believe the Chevron is the B6 of Michael Schryver & Simon Hadfield, the Crossle looks more like a Lotus 23 but who's?
The ex Bonnier Lola T70 seen just before the Chevron won the with Carlos Barbot & Jonathan Baker on board.
Apologies for not responding, rbs, was busy with some fancy emails. Thank you. From another part of the video there is another yellow barquette. I too thought they were L 23 but someone told me about Crosslé. Not too familiar with this stuff! Cant believe Simon Hadfield drove at Montlhéry! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h52RErBM_2U
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Is anything eco-related ever "location enhancing"? Our local landscapes have been completely ruined by hundreds of hideous wind turbines.
Must admit that i think that wind turbines are very elegant!!!
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Like wind turbines Andy? Well, be my guest we have so many we'd be happy to share with you…
Bauble, one for you here. Ma Dame is just back from your continent, really happy to grab a sample of MotorSport "fresh new look" at WHS before catching her train. Not only the cover is green (I'm superstitious) but there is a threatening picture of your good friend Lewis H, the racing rebel they say… Am I supposed to say f-me if I care to this present?
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I share your thoughts John. I hate the things as much as the hideous pylons strung all over the UK.
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Like wind turbines Andy? Well, be my guest we have so many we'd be happy to share with you.

Ma Dame is just back from your continent, really happy to grab a sample of MotorSport "fresh new look" at WHS before catching her train. The cover is green (I'm superstitious)
Ive got news for you Gerard, MotorSport cover is always green. Probably British Racing Green......

Wind Turbines? I’m with Andy- bring them on! Anything that adds to energy sourced from ‘renewables’ works for me.
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Changing the subject- what the ‘El Chapo’ trial! Sounds more like the script for a film than real life....

Wonder how long before it is made into a film?
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