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  • #16
    Not to mention Whackhead. Is he still on the airwaves?

    Originally posted by brianw999 View Post
    (cough)..Jacques Villeneuve ! (cough) !!
    Are you forgetting someone? Good man who goes (went) by the name of Giles.
    For the love of God, folks, don't try this at home.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by shakermaker View Post
      Not to mention Whackhead. Is he still on the airwaves?

      Are you forgetting someone? Good man who goes (went) by the name of Giles.
      Gilles never won the championship. One of the best drivers to have never won the trophy.

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      • #18
        Caught Out

        Originally posted by brianw999 View Post
        Just one thing though....(cough)..Jacques Villeneuve ! (cough) !!.
        Yes Brian, only you and I are old enough to know this - subtle 'trap' to see who quoted Giles in error.

        F1 during the 70's - best era in my opinion
        RobB

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        • #19
          Originally posted by RobinB View Post
          Yes Brian, only you and I are old enough to know this - subtle 'trap' to see who quoted Giles in error.

          F1 during the 70's - best era in my opinion
          Abso-bloody-lutely. Real cars driven by real drivers.

          ...and Kyalami ! what a circuit !!
          If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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          • #20
            Originally posted by RobinB View Post
            Oh yes, parting shot I work for "Big Blue" aka IBM - "Hi Mr President"

            What do we make in SA ? Aww gee, that could go on for a long time and that's boring anyway.

            BBQ's - we call them "braai's" - standard operating procedure at home on a REGULAR basis, at the cricket and rugby stadiums or anywhere for that matter - goes well with Castle Lager.

            RUGBY (Union) Teams - 2 hits on the Webb Ellis Cup, what ! GO Bokke !!!!!!
            CRICKET (the VERY civilised game) - GO Biff
            SOCCER (football or what ever you want to call it) - need some work here BUT FIFA 2101 W/Cup is just around the corner.
            JODY SCHECKTER - how many other Canadian F1 World Champs can you count ?
            J BAY - all the surfer dudes will know this very well
            WINE - rest my case
            AIR JAWS - how many "flying Great White Sharks" sites can you all boast about ?
            WILD LIFE - Kruger, Timbervati, Londolosi, Pilansberg, and the list goes on and on
            JOHANNESBURG - the WORLD's LARGEST man made jungle - "trees for Africa" and the best weather anywhere
            SHARKS - best Super 14 side - who's "jolled" at Kingspark after a match - beat that !!!!
            DURBAN POISON - Shooo wah, best "boom" in the world, so I'm informed by the surfing community.
            AVIATION - SAA and SAAF amongst the "very first"
            AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY - when last was I EVER hassled by over zealos "authoritarian blue suits" giving me a hard time when I want to shoot planes with my trusty 350d - HUH ? Hey, I even now have an "official badge" for FALA I can go anywhere, even on the apron with my new shiny reflective jacket without being hassled - BEAT THAT !!!!!
            BEAUT WOMAN FOLK - any of you been to Clifton, Camps Bay, Sandy Bay, Wild Coast, South Coast etc etc - not to mention anywhere in SA - check out the average weight of our population against Europe and USA - why do you think I still go to gym ? To ogle chicks of course !!! I also have two GORGEOUS Daughters, Biased I know, but..... well they are - they take after my missus !!!!!!!

            So, do I continue - it's time to sod off home and drink BEER (pity England is so far away, a pint o BITTER, can't beat that - mind you Guinness will do and we get that in tins here.

            Byeeeee
            You missed out bicycle racing. SA has a professional team (Barloworld) competing in Europe and doing well.
            http://www.teambarloworld.com/

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            • #21
              Originally posted by brianw999 View Post
              Abso-bloody-lutely. Real cars driven by real drivers.

              ...and Kyalami ! what a circuit !!
              and it's such a pity that the "new Kyalami" is such a crappy circuit. Sit back, close your eyes and listen with your mind. Remember, SA GP was usually the 3rd race on the calandar after Argentina and Brazil so the teams had 2 weeks of tyre testing at Kyalami prior to the SAGP. Of course this was the BEST TIME to be at Kyalami as one could "go anywhere" without being "regulated". It's 07:30 hrs (morning 1976) Guy Ligier decides that it's a good time for Jacques Lafitte to get some early morning laps in before the "crowd" commences. Myself and my friend are at Crowthorne looking back up that long and undulating main straight which really commences at Leeukop as The Kink is FLAT OUT. Now you can only see the cars barreling down the straight (viewing from trackside at Crowthorne) after they cross the start line and come down the hill. As you know, the Ligier had the V12 Matra engine pushing Jacques at a rate of knotts. The sound of that wailing Matra blasting our ear drums in the still morning air acceletaring up thru the box from Leeukop, through the Kink and down to Crowthorne is akin to that unique sound of 4 Rolls-Royce Dart RDa.7/1 Mk 525 turboprop, 2,100 shp (1,566 kW) engines that used to power Vickers Viscounts along the airways - unique, fabulous and one of a kind - I miss those days.
              RobB

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              • #22
                Originally posted by RobinB View Post
                and it's such a pity that the "new Kyalami" is such a crappy circuit. Sit back, close your eyes and listen with your mind. Remember, SA GP was usually the 3rd race on the calandar after Argentina and Brazil so the teams had 2 weeks of tyre testing at Kyalami prior to the SAGP. Of course this was the BEST TIME to be at Kyalami as one could "go anywhere" without being "regulated". It's 07:30 hrs (morning 1976) Guy Ligier decides that it's a good time for Jacques Lafitte to get some early morning laps in before the "crowd" commences. Myself and my friend are at Crowthorne looking back up that long and undulating main straight which really commences at Leeukop as The Kink is FLAT OUT. Now you can only see the cars barreling down the straight (viewing from trackside at Crowthorne) after they cross the start line and come down the hill. As you know, the Ligier had the V12 Matra engine pushing Jacques at a rate of knotts. The sound of that wailing Matra blasting our ear drums in the still morning air acceletaring up thru the box from Leeukop, through the Kink and down to Crowthorne is akin to that unique sound of 4 Rolls-Royce Dart RDa.7/1 Mk 525 turboprop, 2,100 shp (1,566 kW) engines that used to power Vickers Viscounts along the airways - unique, fabulous and one of a kind - I miss those days.
                Some memories for you....

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoZrBNsuMZc

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrQWDj8jLbs ( sorry for the poor quality )

                ..and finally...THAT SOUND ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J82NO-AZRRo
                If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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                • #23
                  SIIIiiiiiiiigh - lump in throat stuff
                  RobB

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                  • #24
                    Although born in 1992, I am a great fan of the older F1 series. While I still enjoy the current championships my favourite year by far was 1991.

                    It had some of the greatest cars, and IMHO the best selection of drivers:

                    Senna, Mansell, Prost, Patrese, Berger, Alesi, Schumacher, Hakkinen and Piquet Sr.

                    Also, if you want the ultimate engine sounds of F1 just have a look for some V12 Ferrari videos. Best sounding engine ever

                    Sorry to go off topic though.
                    "And suddenly I realized that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension." Senna, Ayrton.

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                    • #25
                      It all started with the French and thier potatoes!!!
                      Who's on first?..........

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