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June 27, 2016, 02:21:36 PM by cosworth151
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Here's one for my fellow greying Yanks.

Fifty years ago today, 27 June 1966, Dark Shadows premiered on ABC-TV. It faltered at first. Then, in episode 211, it introduced vampire Barnabas Collins. It became the show everybody had to rush home from school to watch. Later, werewolf Quentin Collins joined the cast.  It ran for 1245 episodes.

A few years ago, it became a really, really terrible Johnny Depp movie.
June 27, 2016, 04:04:43 AM by Dare
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If Italy and Canada go I'll have to make a hard
choice about my future F1 viewing
June 26, 2016, 04:15:00 PM by J.Clark
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This is a race I think I would like to go to, perhaps in 2017.

There was a race there all of the way back in 1964, when I had to read about it in Road & Track.  It didn't become a true and proper Formula 1 race though until years later.  Österreichring was built in 1969 and Formula One first raced there in 1970.  The circus was there from 1970 - 1987 before taking a 10 year break.  Then, following a huge refurbishment, and renamed the A1-ring, it returned to the calendar in 1997 for a few short years until 2003. 

Then, following the purchase by Red Bull, and an extensive refurbishing of the circuit and facilities, it returned in 2014 as the Red Bull Ring.  The Mercedes powered cars of both the works team and Williams were in a league of there own that year.  Williams locked out the front row, led the race from the start, and while Rob Smedly says they could not have finished the race at the pace they were running, ceding to the Mercedes duo, I think they could have won it.

Nestled in the hills outside of Spielberg, it is an interesting circuit with a hill and a sharp right at the end of the start/finish straight.  It continues up hill to another sharp right, before starting back down hill.  In short, it has only eight actual turns, and T-7 has been a nemesis for several, as keeping all four tires on the track (inside of the lines) has proved difficult - even nullifying some qualifying times.  It is also a short circuit at roughly 2.6 miles.,14.7587157,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1s--mfFwPbhjG0%2FVO23fsAKrkI%2FAAAAAAAAAuc%2FN1GdEJ2CRP0jorMY0mXspV2_YXzKl59FA!2e4!3e12!!7i1500!8i1000!4m5!3m4!1s0x4771ceca98571cb9:0xc879add4ea5c7884!8m2!3d47.2229638!4d14.7587157!6m1!1e1

One of the saddest days in F1 history occurred here in 2002.  Not a crash, but Rubens Barrichello had completely dominated Michael Schumacher, but the team ordered him to allow Michael to overtake him and win the race.  Rubens did as instructed, but not until approaching the finish line, when he slowed dramatically to allow the pass.  VERY bad press for both Ferrari and Formula 1.

It has also provided some rather spectacular crashes.;_ylt=A0LEVy.R5m9XNRwAOsNXNyoA;_ylc=X1MDMjc2NjY3OQRfcgMyBGZyA3lmcC10LXMEZ3ByaWQDTUJMVWljaTFRTE9BR0NLMXNLQWx5QQRuX3JzbHQDMARuX3N1Z2cDMwRvcmlnaW4Dc2VhcmNoLnlhaG9vLmNvbQRwb3MDMgRwcXN0cgNvc3RlcnJlaWNoJTIwZm9ybXVsYSUyMDElMjBjcmEEcHFzdHJsAzI0BHFzdHJsAzM0BHF1ZXJ5A29zdGVycmVpY2glMjBmb3JtdWxhJTIwMSUyMGNyYXNoZXMEdF9zdG1wAzE0NjY5NTMzNTU-?p=osterreich+formula+1+crashes&fr2=sa-gp-search&fr=yfp-t-s&fp=1;_ylt=A0LEVy.R5m9XNRwAOsNXNyoA;_ylc=X1MDMjc2NjY3OQRfcgMyBGZyA3lmcC10LXMEZ3ByaWQDN1Uua2ZteTFRdDJyam5zc29EajlsQQRuX3JzbHQDMARuX3N1Z2cDMgRvcmlnaW4Dc2VhcmNoLnlhaG9vLmNvbQRwb3MDMQRwcXN0cgNvc3RlcnJlaWNoJTIwZm9ybXVsYSUyMDEEcHFzdHJsAzIwBHFzdHJsAzM0BHF1ZXJ5A29zdGVycmVpY2glMjBmb3JtdWxhJTIwMSUyMGNyYXNoZXMEdF9zdG1wAzE0NjY5NTM1OTk-?p=osterreich+formula+1+crashes&fr2=sa-gp-search&fr=yfp-t-s&fp=1;_ylt=AwrBT9VV7W9XCmQASRdXNyoA;_ylc=X1MDMjc2NjY3OQRfcgMyBGZyA3lmcC10LXMEZ3ByaWQDMkVrNmJDWWVRZW1tQUlvclBfN3lkQQRuX3JzbHQDMARuX3N1Z2cDNARvcmlnaW4Dc2VhcmNoLnlhaG9vLmNvbQRwb3MDMARwcXN0cgMEcHFzdHJsAwRxc3RybAM0MQRxdWVyeQNvc3RlcnJlaWNoJTIwZm9ybXVsYSUyMDElMjBjcmFzaGVzJTIwMjAwMgR0X3N0bXADMTQ2Njk1MzcxOA--?p=osterreich+formula+1+crashes+2002&fr2=sb-top-search&fr=yfp-t-s&fp=1

The race in 1987 may be the (straw that broke the camel's back) reason it was dropped from the calendar.  That race was re-started three times because of accidents at the start, which were attributed to the very narrow straight at the starting grid positions.

Some data:
Most wins – Alain Prost, 3
Most podiums – David Coulthard, 5
Most poles – René Arnoux, Nelson Piquet & Niki Lauda, 3 (tied)
Race time record - Michael Schumacher, 2003 (1:24:04.888)
Fastest lap - Michael Schumacher, 2003 (1:08.337)
Qualifying time record - Rubens Barrichello, 2002 (1:08.082)
Most wins – McLaren, 6
Most podiums – Ferrari, 20
Most points – Ferrari, 142.5
Most poles – Ferrari, 7

Current grid drivers who have won here is a very short list - Rosberg.

This weekend, I anticipate that Mercedes will probably be the team to beat, but I can see how Williams could well be closer to them this weekend than in the past.  Ferrari seems to have made significant progress developing this year's chassis, and whether or not Red Bull will show well is more-or-less a coin toss for me.  I expect Force India to continue to do well and most probably McLaren have a fair shot at a double points finish.

I apologize for the link rather than a photo of the ring.  I couldn't overcome my technological challenge to capture a screen shot of the beautiful shot on the link.
John S
June 26, 2016, 11:30:39 AM by John S
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Wrestling/boxing match ensued at Gateway motorsport park.     

June 24, 2016, 09:58:33 PM by Wizzo
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The problem with filming car advertisements is that you need actual cars there and often lots of them. The Blackbird hopes to thrive in that market by making it unnecessary to have the actual cars you want to sell there on set. This means commercials can be made well in advance and can also be changed at a moments notice.

June 24, 2016, 01:14:21 PM by cosworth151
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The world has just lost a truly great musician. Dr. Ralph Stanley has died at the age of 89.

To many, he is best known for his work on the soundtrack of the Cohen brothers film "Oh Brother Where Art Thou?" He performed an acapella version of the Appalachian dirge "Oh, Death." The film also used a cover version of a 1950 recording by Stanley & his brother Carter Stanley. That song, "I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow," became a major hit.

He recorded with Carter as The Stanley Brothers Band until Carter's death in 1966. After that, Dr. Ralph formed his own band, The Clinch Mountain Boys.

Some of you know that I'm an Appalachian and a bluegrass mandolin player. Dr. Ralph has always been a favorite of mine.

R.I.P., Dr. Ralph.

Here's a recording of them playing a song I played with some friends Wednesday night. Yes, I did pick one with a mando lead:

June 24, 2016, 12:37:43 PM by cosworth151
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Bernie's French poodle Jean Todt has barked.  "I must sympathise for Bernie. He has 21 grands prix, then it's with national holidays... we have a lot of things."

We understand, Jean. Anybody can see how much sense it makes to give the teams only one week to get from Montreal to Baku, then two weeks to go from Baku to Spielberg.  :confused:  I'm sure it nothing to due with Bernie wanting to prevent his F1 drivers from competing at LeMans.
June 24, 2016, 07:48:34 AM by Scott
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 :'( :'( :'(

...but coming from a country that was wise enough to never join, I kinda see where you're coming from.  And for any of you who want to occasionally visit the EU, we have rooms available in a neutral region with great access to much of the EU. ;)

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