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Old 9 Dec 2017, 15:41 (Ref:3786024)   #3586
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Thatís sad. Always came over as a lovely lady.
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Old 9 Dec 2017, 18:59 (Ref:3786046)   #3587
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Hey Zef I have ventured out tonight . I'm in the "After Dark club in Reading . My mate has resurrected his band after 30 years .
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Old 9 Dec 2017, 19:13 (Ref:3786052)   #3588
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Indeed. Suffered from Alzheimer's so probably a happy release. Still the end of a legend.
I didn't know of that health issue. JYS's wife too iirc.

Very sad to end up that way but yes, likely a happy release in the circumstances.

Things were so different back then.
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Old 9 Dec 2017, 20:15 (Ref:3786067)   #3589
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In the 70s I was fortunate enough to win the Graham Hill Memorial Trophy in mini racing and the cup was presented by Bette Hill. She was great company and very easy and fun to talk to, a memory I treasure to this day.

R.I.P Mrs Hill
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Old 10 Dec 2017, 00:06 (Ref:3786086)   #3590
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I think any of the wives of the F1 drivers of that era had to have great strength of character to survive......having your son follow in the same risky career as his father must have been additionally testing, but Bette Hill always seemed to accept and support her menfolk's idiocies.....

My thoughts with her family at this sad time.
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Old 10 Dec 2017, 11:50 (Ref:3786124)   #3591
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Dunno if anyone watched Guy Martin and a lot of other bods build a replica WW1 tank last night?

Serious project (JCB built the hull) and worth viewing on catchup or when it’s repeated. Lot of history included as well. Of particular interest to me was that the Norfolk Tank Museum 10 miles east of here put it together. On my future ‘must visit’ list, as the replica is now part of their collection.

Also, before Bovingdon became home of all things battle tank in the U.K., Elvedon Estate just south of Thetford was where all the training was done. (You know, where those stupid traffic lights were on the old A11....)
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Old 10 Dec 2017, 12:12 (Ref:3786125)   #3592
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Dunno if anyone watched Guy Martin and a lot of other bods build a replica WW1 tank last night?

Serious project (JCB built the hull) and worth viewing on catchup or when itís repeated. Lot of history included as well. Of particular interest to me was that the Norfolk Tank Museum 10 miles east of here put it together. On my future Ďmust visití list, as the replica is now part of their collection.

Also, before Bovingdon became home of all things battle tank in the U.K., Elvedon Estate just south of Thetford was where all the training was done. (You know, where those stupid traffic lights were on the old A11....)
The Muckelborough Collection on the North Norfolk coast is also well worth a visit, Mike. I haven't been for a good few years now but they used to demonstrate some of their tank exhibits on the beach 2 or 3 times a day.

One of their staff (and demo drivers) was a former German POW tank crewman who never went home after the war. I expect he has long passed away now but a fascinating man.
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Old 10 Dec 2017, 12:32 (Ref:3786128)   #3593
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Yes, I went round the Muckleburgh Collection several year ago, when I lived a bit more local! Never saw anything moving though.

Also interesting on the prog was Martin having to take a tracked vehicle driving test. I wonder if farm workers in command of tracked farm machinery also have have that licence?

BTW apologies for my typo previous post- Elveden, not Elvedon.....
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BTW apologies for my typo previous post- Elveden, not Elvedon.....

And to be pedantic, I believe that you meant Bovington rather than Bovindon. The latter used to be home to a super mini-oval tarmac track which provided great racing, and is where my sons and I spent many happy Sunday afternoons. Unfortunately, it is now a housing estate I believe.
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I've been to Muckleburgh on my only sojourn to the east that didn't take in Snetterton. It was charming, well stocked and plenty for a young MiniMax to do. It's three quarters of a lifetime since I've been to Bovington, really must get down there again, ISTR a pre-teenage me had a thundering good day.

The Guy Martin programme was fascinating, with some interesting history besides the actual build. He followed it up with something bang up to date with robo-cars. Strapped into an autonomous LMP3 car was fun for us watching, maybe not so much for him. Whilst he managed to get his Transit to go quickly in a straight line under its own control, at the moment human seat-of-the-pants driving is still quicker than GPS and robot arms at the limit. But it will change.

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Old 11 Dec 2017, 11:30 (Ref:3786274)   #3596
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Glad you thought the tank prog was fascinating! Not just me, then. Iím not sure if the LMP car in the Guy versus robot car programme would be defined as autonomous or robotic. Donít think it could react to other race cars being on circuit with it, and it was programmed for each run by the engineers. It certainly couldnít work out that with cold tyres it wouldnít have enough grip for the cornering speed programmed into it!
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Bear in mind they can put guys such like Kristensen or Pirro for instance and record every movement of the champion. Then they have the robot-car copying a perfect lap. Same thing has been made possible possible for a long time with a piano for instance.
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Yes, but although Iím sure itís possible to get a car to drive itself around a circuit competitively, it will be different when there are 10 cars racing each other. Thatís the autonomous bit- the ability for each car to think and calculate like a driver....
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..... the ability for each car to think and calculate like a driver....
Oxymoron?
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