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Old 30 Jun 2022, 09:14 (Ref:4117565)   #31
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Yup I've used it for business documents etc. I did try to send a video to Delta once. Eventually I had to cut it on a cd.
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Old 30 Jun 2022, 15:10 (Ref:4117593)   #32
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i have been using "we transfer" ever since it started for sending long videos especially weddings.
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Old 30 Jun 2022, 15:59 (Ref:4117603)   #33
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On topic , there is still a lot of excellent motorsport in this country , you just need to seek it out. I attend a wide range of stuff and crowds and participation at Autograss, drag racing and speed hillclimbs seem to me to be little changed over the last decades . Good numbers, enthusiastic and passionate about their sport .

I am an incorrigible enthusiast, so I attend a lot of stuff , but I fully understand why the public stays away. Who on earth is going to endure thin grids , hour long lunch breaks, awful food , terrible programmes and delights such as a 4 hour long Fun Cup race, or hour long processions in some poorly supported races at historic club meetings delusionally branded as 'Festivals'?
Likewise, I am a complete petrolhead seeking out diverse events on 2 wheels and 4, as you say if you are an enthusiast there are events to be sought out if you're keen enough.
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Old 30 Jun 2022, 16:12 (Ref:4117605)   #34
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I dare say folk the age I am now (a day younger than Putin, I noted in The Times the other day . Eek ) were writing forlorn letters to MN and Autosport in 2002 , bemoaning the migration of correspondents to that there new fangled internet ... Plus ca change, plus ca la meme chose .

On topic , there is still a lot of excellent motorsport in this country , you just need to seek it out. I attend a wide range of stuff and crowds and participation at Autograss, drag racing and speed hillclimbs seem to me to be little changed over the last decades . Good numbers, enthusiastic and passionate about their sport .

With racing , it is more nuanced. Somebody mentioned Croft above and I can report a very healthy and keen crowd at Croft BTCC this weekend. People my age seem to delight in sneering at BTCC but with some reservations (gazebo related) it offers a great day out and some super racing - Ginettas were almost like FF1600 in their intensity. And a good show is put on - good commentary, access to grid and no endless delays and radio silence .

I am an incorrigible enthusiast, so I attend a lot of stuff , but I fully understand why the public stays away. Who on earth is going to endure thin grids , hour long lunch breaks, awful food , terrible programmes and delights such as a 4 hour long Fun Cup race, or hour long processions in some poorly supported races at historic club meetings delusionally branded as 'Festivals'?

Spec formulae can work - Ginettas, much missed Tuscans , Sevens etc but many are awfully dull . Folk prefer to see a brave little Mini or Westfield dicing with a Mustang, WTCC car or an Aussie V8 supercar. My local series , Northern Saloons and Sports Cars , offers wonderful diversity and I am sure the public love to see brawny V8s dice with bike engined minnows .

Too many clubs fish in the same pond - historics seem especially bad at this - and I'd love to see more inter club co-operation and less rivalry, with guest races and so on.

Blatant plug alert - in 2019 my book* about (inter alia ) a year(2017) in British motor sport was published . I wrote portraits of over twenty events over a range of disciplines, from VSCC trials to Goodwood to BTCC and hill climbs and interviewed as many people as I could , from Le Mans winners to weekend warriors, marshals and commentators. I then drew conclusions about what was good , what wasn't so good and suggested ways in which we might improve. The points I made still stand .

*Driven - an elegy to cars roads and motorsport
I will admit to having read that book - it was a birthday present from a friend a year or two ago.

It was certainly interesting & I agreed with a lot of it.
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Likewise, I am a complete petrolhead seeking out diverse events on 2 wheels and 4, as you say if you are an enthusiast there are events to be sought out if you're keen enough.
And, Co driving an MGB on the Maharajah's Tour next month.
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Of course, it's in my busy diary
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