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    Post by chris c on Mon Jan 18 2016, 22:15

    Quite entertaining, I saw my late mother's old car again the other day, a little blue Renault Clio which she bought around 2002 and which we chopped in for my Modus in 2006. It was parked in a layby and the owner was loading an elderly spaniel into the boot, so I stopped for a chat.

    "It's the dog's car" he said. He bought it recently to replace his elderly Fiesta, written off in a flood. It came from the son of the owner of the garage in his village so had obviously changed hands a few times. It was still in surprisingly good nick considering its age.

    The first car I remember was a Ford 8 from I think 1936, which we kept until 1957. Later Fords rotted apart after three to five years so my folks turned to Nissans (Datsuns in those days), a Toyota and then Renaults.

    Used to be only VWs and Volvos would happily exceed 100 000 miles, now I know a few people with cars that have done over 1/4 million. We've always had the technical ability, just not the financial incentive for the manufacturers.

    Presenters, on the other hand . . . can you say built in obsolescence?
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    Post by Jan1 on Thu Feb 11 2016, 19:20

    Do any of you watch the older Top Gear programmes on 'Dave' ??? It is occasionally on in our house !!!

    I did notice these headlines today ...

    'Top Gear': New Co-Hosts Confirmed,


    There will be no less than six hosts on the BBC motoring show when it returns in May, after F1 pundit Eddie Jordan, YouTuber Chris Harris, journalist Rory Reid and racing driver Sabine Schmitz officially joined the line-up. (And of course Chris Evans and Matt Le Blanc)

    If you should be interested, the article is here
    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/02/11/new-top-gear-presenters-eddie-jordan-sabine-schmitz-chris-harris-rory-reid-chris-evans-matt-leblanc_n_9206860.html?1455179069&icid=maing-grid7%7Cukt1%7Cdl8%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D429123

    What a ridiculously long link - think I need a cuppa cuppa

    All the best Jan
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    Post by chris c on Fri Feb 12 2016, 19:49

    What is the point of Chris Evans?
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    Post by Paul1976 on Fri Feb 12 2016, 20:04

    @chris c wrote:What is the point of Chris Evans?

    I asked that very same myself back in the 90's...Fast forward 20 years and I still can't answer that one!


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    Post by chris c on Fri Feb 12 2016, 20:09

    Ask Billie Piper?

    She probably doesn't know either.
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    Post by Paul1976 on Fri Feb 12 2016, 20:20

    @chris c wrote:Ask Billie Piper?

    She probably doesn't know either.

    Probably not Chris! I got the impression that most of their marriage was spent with both of them being completely rat arsed! Twisted Evil


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    Post by chris c on Sat Feb 13 2016, 18:25

    Typical Celebrities, famous for being famous and nowt else Sad
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    Post by Jan1 on Sat Mar 19 2016, 13:17

    Well the new Formula 1 season has started ... and we have Channel 4 on at the moment.

    Will it be a Mercedes one/two ???
    Time will tell - I will not let the cat out of the bag!!!

    Nice to see Coultard and Webber on the Channel 4 team ...

    Perhaps I'd better go make a cuppa  cuppa

    All the best Jan
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    Post by chris c on Sun Mar 20 2016, 23:24

    Old joke which dates me

    "Who won the Formula One Championship?"

    "Lauda!"

    "WHO WON THE FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONSHIP? (deaf bastard!)"
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    Post by Eddie on Mon Mar 21 2016, 14:55

    @chris c wrote:Old joke which dates me

    "Who won the Formula One Championship?"

    "Lauda!"

    "WHO WON THE FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONSHIP? (deaf bastard!)"

    Groan floggingdeadhorse

    Apart from Alonso's miracle escape the race was as boring as cold tapioca. F1 has been ruined over the years. He who spends the most money wins and Merc can throw so much money at it, they will carry on winning year after year, despite bending the rules to try and get Ferrari to the top.


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    Post by chris c on Wed Mar 23 2016, 20:49

    Yeah I stopped watching it back in the day after Ayrton Senna died. It's become more about technology than skill.

    When Channel 4 started they used to have a whole bunch of "minority" sports programmes, I used to love watching the truck racing. Those big suckers had so much torque they would actually out-accelerate an F1 car and cornered like speedway bikes, quite astonishing.

    I used to like a lot of the other weird sports that never get on TV nowadays, like the women's volleyball and the cutest Cuban girl with legs up to her armpits who could standing jump higher than she was tall. Sweaty hairy guys running around after a ball just never did it for me, I suppose I must be some kind of pervert.
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    Post by Jan1 on Sat Apr 02 2016, 18:43

    Phew ... that was close.
    I got back in just after the Grand Prix Qualifier ended ...
    Eddie was able to watch it with no interruption  Razz    

    I think Channel 4 are doing ok with Formula 1 Question

    All the best Jan
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    Post by Jan1 on Wed May 24 2017, 12:26

    According to some papers and people you talk to - many may be getting fed up with Formula 1.
    We do watch some of the races ... but not all.

    One race I do enjoy is the Monaco Grand Prix, and guess what!!!
    It's this weekend Smile
    Yes, I know ... you probably knew that already! lol!

    You can read more about it here
    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/monaco-grand-prix-2017-where-watch-practice-live-preview-track-facts-1623106

    I'd like to see a Hamilton win and for Jenson to successfully complete the course/track.

    All the best Jan
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    Post by Jan1 on Sun May 28 2017, 11:59

    This afternoon, I'll probably be in Monaco ... well sort of  Smile

    In case you may also want to be in Monaco - did you know that:

    The Monaco Grand Prix starts at 1:00pm (BST)
    Lewis Hamilton starts 13th on the grid after a dismal qualifying session
    Jenson Button starts from the pitlane after another power unit change
    Kimi Raikkonen starts on pole ahead of Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas, Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo
    Vettel leads the Championship by six points 

    Taken from here
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/formula-1/2017/05/28/monaco-grand-prix-2017-live-updates/

    All the best Jan

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