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Title: We know where you live.............
Post by: Wizzo on March 20, 2006, 08:43:40 PM
......of course we don't, but would be interesting to see what area you all come from. In later months we may arrange some F1 related get togethers so this info would be useful to identify the correct location, don't forget to select your countries flag to!

Come on, be proud tell us where your at.

 :D
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Post by: Neil.P on March 20, 2006, 08:59:32 PM
I just voted Wizard! :)

Neil.P
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Post by: Wizzo on March 20, 2006, 09:30:02 PM
Cheers mate  8)

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Post by: Ian on March 22, 2006, 06:31:50 PM
 :yahoo: so did I wizard.             Ian   :crazy:
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Post by: dave.p on March 27, 2006, 08:18:45 PM
think i have. dave.p
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Post by: Wizzo on March 27, 2006, 08:20:53 PM
Thanks Guys  :D

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Post by: mussonhead on March 31, 2006, 01:34:14 PM
i havent voted cos u know where i live Wizard  :tease:
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Post by: stu on May 14, 2006, 10:40:17 AM
[righti ho m8  :DD  :) :D
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Post by: graham davies on May 27, 2006, 01:18:42 PM
......of course we don't, but would be interesting to see what area you all come from. In later months we may arrange some F1 related get togethers so this info would be useful to identify the correct location.

Come on, be proud tell us where your at. SWANSEA SOUTH WALES :)

 :D

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Post by: Efwan Abe on June 01, 2006, 02:55:52 PM
SUNNY

SOUTH AFRICA!

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Post by: silvermachine on June 11, 2006, 09:39:26 AM
im from SOUTH ASIA
Country: BANGLADESH
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Post by: fazril on July 05, 2006, 04:36:56 AM
I'M FROM MALAYSIA
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Post by: rasfan on July 15, 2006, 01:40:40 AM
 :good:

I'm on the left side of the Atlantic. Can we meet here?
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Post by: jemma on August 04, 2006, 11:05:22 AM
i just voted WIZARD........ :-*
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Post by: neo_1 on August 04, 2006, 01:18:32 PM
im also from south africa
we had a f1 race here way back when u where
allowed on the track without a shirt. hehe

not really
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Post by: ButtonTheBest on August 09, 2006, 07:21:38 AM

People i love F1 and the best driver in Jenson Button and im from SWANSEA SOUTH WALES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: We know where you live.............
Post by: RPM on August 14, 2006, 11:20:16 AM

HI GUYS AND GIRLS OUT THERE JUST JOINED THE FORUM TODAY AND WHAT YOU HAVE GAINED IS A RENAULT SUPPORTER FROM SUNNY SOUTH AFRICA.
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Post by: greatcar on September 12, 2006, 03:13:05 AM
Hello...
I'm from Indonesia.
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Post by: Dare on October 17, 2006, 06:00:19 PM



   I'm from Louisville,Kentucky home of
   the KentuckyDerby and my favorite
   team is Renault.Favorite drivers are
    Fisi,Trulli,and Button
Title: Re: We know where you live.............
Post by: cosworth151 on January 08, 2007, 07:58:49 PM
I voted some time ago. I'm from Lancaster, Ohio, USA, in the foothils of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. If you have a get-together at the USGP, I know plenty of good watering holes around Indy!

This might be better put up as another string, but has anyone else out there ever raced?
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Post by: claw_grrl67 on April 08, 2007, 09:31:12 AM
I'm a backwoods Appalachian foothillbilly.  I can get to Cosworth's house in 10 minutes (5 minutes, if there are no police around anywhere).
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Post by: cosworth151 on April 09, 2007, 03:04:56 PM
Is that in the 67 Pontiac Grand Prix or the twin-cam Lincoln?
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Post by: claw_grrl67 on April 09, 2007, 11:58:13 PM
 The last time I actually timed that route was in the 1965 GTO, 389 ci 4 barrel.  The GP doesn't have quite the grasp in the corners, and the Mark VIII - well..... when am I supposed to be at your house again?  You can time me.
 :yahoo:
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Post by: Lynda on June 24, 2007, 08:43:16 PM
Interesting to see so many of us in southern England !!

Love Lynda XX  :good:
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Post by: AJM on June 25, 2007, 09:53:03 AM
only 8 people from Scotland here?!  :o
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Post by: f1box on June 25, 2007, 10:01:27 AM
halfway between Thruxton and Castle Combe!

David
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Post by: Steven Roy on June 25, 2007, 10:18:08 PM
There are 9 from Scotland now.  There were a few of us on the PitLane so no doubt they will be along shortly.
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Post by: johnbull on June 26, 2007, 05:36:02 PM
There are 9 from Scotland now.  There were a few of us on the PitLane so no doubt they will be along shortly.
Right on Q!

I'm from Malta, and I've just sounded out some of my mates from Pit Lane so expect a few more Maltesers. ::)
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Post by: Chameleon on June 28, 2007, 09:20:11 PM
I'm in Massive Chew Sets (well, okay, Massachusetts) but I'm not really from there.  Born in England, I was in South Africa from the age of about six weeks until moving to Zimbabwe ten years later.  After 27 years in Africa, I'd had enough and came back to the old country.  Lived in England (Coventry) for 30 years and then moved to Oklahoma.  And now I'm in MA.

Which leaves me with two questions:

Where exactly am I from?

And where the heck will I move next?

:D
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Post by: Dare on June 28, 2007, 10:26:30 PM


question 1           England :good:
question 2           anywhere you want to :yahoo:



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Post by: f1box on June 29, 2007, 09:51:26 AM
Lived in England (Coventry) for 30 years and then moved to Oklahoma. 

I was brought up and lived/worked  in Coventry (and surrounding villages) from the age of 4 until 18 months ago when we were finally able to break free! lol

Although I have almost 40 years of investment in the area - I don't miss it one little bit!

David



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Post by: Chameleon on June 29, 2007, 08:39:18 PM
Lived in England (Coventry) for 30 years and then moved to Oklahoma.

I was brought up and lived/worked  in Coventry (and surrounding villages) from the age of 4 until 18 months ago when we were finally able to break free! lol

Although I have almost 40 years of investment in the area - I don't miss it one little bit!

David


Another Coventry kid!  Small world, mate.

I miss it sometimes - my kids are still there...
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Post by: aazz on July 22, 2007, 08:10:21 AM
I'm from Australia and cheer for Webber and Red Bull.
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Post by: raindancer on July 22, 2007, 05:31:20 PM
I am from India.
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Post by: Dare on July 22, 2007, 05:40:37 PM
I am from India.

Raindancer were you born in or did you move to India?
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Post by: raindancer on July 22, 2007, 05:43:11 PM
I am an Indian born in a Small town in the state of Andhra Pradesh in the Southern part of India. I now live in hyderabad the capital of that State.
Guess my nick is a little misleading but I read long time back that A "raindancer" is a term for someone who is brilliant in the wet in F1.
The current lot of drivers are pathetic in the wet btw
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Post by: johnbull on July 22, 2007, 09:35:11 PM

The current lot of drivers are pathetic in the wet btw
You can't have written that after today's GP!
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Post by: raindancer on July 23, 2007, 06:35:38 AM
I wrote it specifically after watching this race. Unless these guys had the prefect setup they were going all over the place. Button said the track looked like a Lake, Hamilton complained and so did a whole lot of others.

We have seen races in much worse weather and drivers like Senna, Giles, Alesi adapting and driving. This lot of drivers seem to thrive only on ideal conditions.
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Post by: Chameleon on July 23, 2007, 07:22:51 PM
The cloudburst over Nurburg in the first few laps reminded me of the 1978 Race of Champions, which was even wetter.  All the recognised stars went spinning off and the race was won by...

Keke Rosberg in a Theodore!
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Post by: Alianora La Canta on August 07, 2007, 09:55:10 PM
I'm from Derbyshire, which is in the north-west corner of the East Midlands of England. Nearest circuit: Donington Park. I've lived in the same house all my life.
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Post by: Shell on September 29, 2007, 06:04:20 PM
I'm from east Yorkshire, didn't know whether to vote Northern England or Mid England so voted Northern England cos i like to think of myself as a Northerner

Shell  :-*
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Post by: Ian on September 29, 2007, 09:22:35 PM
Aye lass, thee is a northener, but your still welome anyway. Hiya Shell, you ok up there. Good mate of mine comes from Leeds, but I don't hold that against him.
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Post by: Shell on September 29, 2007, 09:54:51 PM
Aye lass, thee is a northener, but your still welome anyway. Hiya Shell, you ok up there. Good mate of mine comes from Leeds, but I don't hold that against him.

thats very kind of you, i take it you're a southerner????

But at least us northeners can spell  :P :tease: 

Shell  :-*
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Post by: Scott on September 29, 2007, 10:03:16 PM
Grew up in Ottawa Canada, but currently live in a small village in Switzerland, not far from Zermatt.
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Post by: Ian on September 29, 2007, 10:10:50 PM
Love it Shell, good chatroom on here too, very diverse, till Neil gets on and then, well, I'll let you find out. Hi ScottyD, you ok
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Post by: Neil.P on September 30, 2007, 12:13:34 AM
You've got some nerve Ian. :D

Neil.P
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Post by: SennaMan on September 30, 2007, 04:41:52 AM

Hi all - glad to be here with such classy and well-informed F1 fans after being invited when the "Pitlane" forum ceased. Also previous member of the "Grandprixmagazine" forum [as "KIWINOZ"]  but left as too much fanboy and other tripe on it.

I was born in 1943 and grew up in AUCKLAND, New Zealand until my 12th year. Went dairy-cattle farming with family in the neighbouring WAIKATO area and had career stints mainly in WELLINGTON [NZ's capital] where my two sons were born.

Since my marriages ended [2] I have made my home in GOLD COAST, Australia which is the "Florida" of the South Pacific and truly one of the best spots on Earth - a near paradise actually.

It is one of THE tourist spots of the world you must visit before you die and SURFER's PARADISE is one the world's most impressive beach fronts.  :good:   
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Post by: Ian on September 30, 2007, 09:38:13 AM
Hiya Sennaman, welcome, great, someone else older than me.  ::)
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Post by: SennaMan on September 30, 2007, 09:54:17 AM
Hiya Sennaman, welcome, great, someone else older than me.  ::)


yeah thanks ian - I'm older than everyone these days but still feel like 18.

but perhaps that is my I.Q or shoe size?

Too old to remember which it is mate  :DntKnw:
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Post by: johnbull on September 30, 2007, 05:56:48 PM
Hiya Sennaman, welcome, great, someone else older than me.  ::)

Just what I was thinking, Ian.

Welcome Sennaman.  What was your nic at Pitlane?
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Post by: SennaMan on October 01, 2007, 01:11:52 PM
Hiya Sennaman, welcome, great, someone else older than me.  ::)

Just what I was thinking, Ian.

Welcome Sennaman.  What was your nic at Pitlane?

hi and thanks johnbull - impressed with ya racecraft cred JB and you are still involved! Well done mate.

My nic at Pitlane was the same "SennaMan" but at the time I was too busy to ever make a post and the day I wanted to was the day it folded. Was sad about that too but very glad to be invited to GPWIZARD where decent standards of debate and argument are followed and respected. Love the humour too.
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Post by: cosworth151 on October 01, 2007, 03:47:39 PM

Since my marriages ended [2] I have made my home in GOLD COAST, Australia which is the "Florida" of the South Pacific and truly one of the best spots on Earth - a near paradise actually.


Does that mean that it is full of retired people in Mercury Grand Marquis's that never use their turn signals?  ;)
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Post by: romephius on October 01, 2007, 03:51:42 PM
That and swimsuit models Cos

Rom
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Post by: SennaMan on October 03, 2007, 01:48:02 PM

Since my marriages ended [2] I have made my home in GOLD COAST, Australia which is the "Florida" of the South Pacific and truly one of the best spots on Earth - a near paradise actually.


Does that mean that it is full of retired people in Mercury Grand Marquis's that never use their turn signals?  ;)

hahahaha cosworth151 - i was referring to the climate but the Gold Coast does have the highest ownership of MERCEDES-BENZ cars per head of population in all of Australia.

Most of them are painted black too

Which shows the owners have more cash than class!

[a saying around here is "canal trash" as most of 'em own very conspicuously expensive mansions costing in excess of $8M, on man made canal housing estates]

btw, rom is quite right; the bikini clad chicks are outta this world mate - far too much for a growing lad of 63!
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Post by: cosworth151 on October 03, 2007, 03:41:29 PM
True Florida story:

When I'm working in the Miami area, I stay at a hotel on the strip in Miami Beach. It's one of those good news/bad news situations. Good news - it's right on a clothing optional beach. Bad news - It's right beside a high rise senior citizen retirement center.



Reminds me of one of those mass whale beachings. :confused:
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Post by: DragonBreath on October 08, 2007, 07:18:05 PM
I've been lurking around here for a few weeks.  I came over after Pitlane folded (sad), and was really happy to find this site.  Too many of the sites in the US are full of folks who see the world only through red-tinted glasses, so it's nice to read the thoughts of folks with a bit more perspective.  I live in a little village west of Chicago, I was born in this area in 1952, and my favorite place to visit is the UK, so I seem to fit in here pretty well!   ;)

I'm using Jimmy Clark's pic as my avatar as a small tip of the hat to him.  He was the first F1 driver I'd ever heard of, and I was crushed when he was killed.  As a side note, growing up in the American Midwest, we pretty much thought that racing began and ended at Indy, so my interest in "furrin" racing was a bit odd.  I guess it still is.   :yahoo: 

Anyway, great site and lots of great discussions.  I'm still pulling for Lewis to win the WDC, but wouldn't be too disappointed if Kimi pulls it off.  I don't think Nando really deserves it, but if he wins at least McLaren pulls something from the ashes this year.

Cheers,

Chris
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Post by: Ian on October 08, 2007, 07:46:04 PM
I'm with you there Dragonbreath, if Lewis does'nt get it I'd like Kimi to be WDC, like you I don't think Alonso deserves it. You want to try the chatroom, loads of banter and mucking about and most importantly, eveyones own opinion on F1.
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Post by: Scott on October 08, 2007, 07:55:13 PM
I don't know if they'll let me upload this pic, but it's the icon I use...I made it one night after Hungary, putting 'Hellboy' (an entertaining movie actually) inside Alonzo's helmet from an F1 Racing wallpaper download.

I sent it back to F1 Racing telling that I had come across Ron Dennis' new wallpaper, but they never replied or put me in the mag.

Hope you enjoy it.

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Post by: johnbull on October 08, 2007, 09:16:19 PM
Hey Dragonbreath welcome. Of course we remember you from Pitlane.

I've been watching you logged in here for a while and wondered how long it would be before you joined in.

I'm a total Jim Clark fan too.

Haven't been writing much because I'm so busy on the organisational side of the racing in our part of the world. We have a big event - motorsport festival, this weekend that I'm responsible for.
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Post by: cosworth151 on October 09, 2007, 04:09:59 PM
Welcome aboard, DragonBreath! I was born on an Army post south of Indy and have lived most of my life in southeast Ohio. Dare is from Louisville, KY. Like you, I grew up with Indy, NASCAR and even NHRA drag racing, but F1 quickly became my favorite.

Have you ever been to the USGP at Indy?

Cos
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Post by: DragonBreath on October 09, 2007, 07:32:04 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome!  This site felt like home from day 1.

I went to the USGP at Indy the first, hmmm, three years I guess.  September was a great time for me, since I have a bit more free time, but June is always terribly busy, so I haven't been back.  I'm regreting that now, of course, since we may not get another GP in the Midwest in my lifetime.  Back to Montreal, I guess.

Cos, you and Dare live in some of the best driving areas of the country.  We spent Labor Day weekend in the area around Stockport OH.  The roads there (and you know this already) are truly fantastic, especially for someone from the flats around Chicago.  Two weeks after that we made our annual pilgrimage to Deal's Gap, so I put on a quick 3500 miles, but drove some great roads in the process.

Sorry, I'm getting a bit long-winded in my old age. 
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Post by: Scott on October 09, 2007, 07:42:52 PM
Years ago there was a Car and Driver 10 Best Driving Roads in the U.S.  A friend of mine's Dad had a new Fiat X19 that he needed brought down to Kansas where he had recently moved from Ottawa Canada.  We jumped at the chance, but did a massive detour on the way, taking in 7 of those 10 roads, 3 of which were in Ohio...oh, those were the days. 
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Post by: cosworth151 on October 10, 2007, 03:33:01 PM
I know Stockport very well. I'm from right near there in Lancaster.

Car and Driver's editorial offices are in Ann Arbor, MI, so they drive down here for road tests. Back in the 80's and 90's, they used to stop regularly at a restaurant in nearby Lauralville. A friend of mine owned the place back then and had pix of the mag staff and some of the cars up in the restaurant.
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Post by: johnbull on October 10, 2007, 09:39:27 PM
Strange that you should mention Car and Driver here. I was mentioning it myself with a like minded friend earlier today. Haven't seen a copy in years.

The reason I mentioned it was that I had driven the same Ford GT40 that Ford had built for journalists all over the world to road test. Car and Driver had road tested it as had Road and Track, Motorsport, Autosport, Motoring News - anyone remember it? Autocar, Motor and heaven knows how many others. It was yellow.

After they had finished offering it for road test purposed Ford had sold the car to Willie Green. A girl friend of mine had bought it from Willie, and I used to look after it for her. This would have been 1970, 71. I drove it quite a bit and clearly remember seeing the speedo needle go past the 170 mph mark on a disused airfield one day.

Carol had suggested we do the Targa Florio with it - not quite the ideal car for the Targa, but an opportunity I wasn't going to refuse, that's for sure. Unfortunately her marriage fell apart at about the same time and hubby sold the GT40 back to Willie Green.

On the last weekend of this month we have the Grand Prix de Malte for pre 67 sports cars, and among the entries is a Ford GT40. I am the Clerk of the Course for the event and I have asked the French organiser to introduce me to the owner of the Ford in the hope that I can reaquaint myself with one, and do a road test for our local magazine NITRO.
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Post by: Steven Roy on October 10, 2007, 09:57:19 PM
Quote
Motoring News - anyone remember it?

It is still around but they changed the name to Motorsports News a couple of years ago.  It still in newspaper format rather than magazine and apart from the name change it looks exactly the same.
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Post by: johnbull on October 10, 2007, 10:22:47 PM
I used to be waiting at the newsagents on Wednesday evenings religiously for my copy.
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Post by: Dare on October 11, 2007, 04:19:50 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome!  This site felt like home from day 1.

I went to the USGP at Indy the first, hmmm, three years I guess.  September was a great time for me, since I have a bit more free time, but June is always terribly busy, so I haven't been back.  I'm regreting that now, of course, since we may not get another GP in the Midwest in my lifetime.  Back to Montreal, I guess.

Cos, you and Dare live in some of the best driving areas of the country.  We spent Labor Day weekend in the area around Stockport OH.  The roads there (and you know this already) are truly fantastic, especially for someone from the flats around Chicago.  Two weeks after that we made our annual pilgrimage to Deal's Gap, so I put on a quick 3500 miles, but drove some great roads in the process.

Sorry, I'm getting a bit long-winded in my old age. 

Delayed welcome DragonBreath,somehow I overlooked this
thread.Your right me and Cos have Indy and Sparta
within driving distance

JB,I used to wait for Car and Driver when I was a
teenager to read about the gp's that had been
run months earlier
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Post by: johnbull on October 11, 2007, 09:45:34 AM
Are we showing our age, or what!  :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
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Post by: Scott on October 14, 2007, 09:35:52 PM
I was talking just the other day about a C&D cover where they asked the question "So, you always wanted a Ferrari?  Here's how - by a Dodge Hurricaine pick-up and race one for pink slips"...it was that limited edition little pickup that they stuffed a Buick Grand National Supercharged V6 into and went on about a one ton diet (there was a warning sticker saying that it could not withstand more than 500lbs in the bed of the truck - but that was due to a special suspension system).  There was also it's sister, the Plymouth Cyclone.
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Post by: Scott on October 14, 2007, 10:13:36 PM
Wait a minute - I realize my error - it must have been a GMC and Chevy pickup, not Dodge and Plymouth - it's late, I'm confused, and it was in the early 90's I think.
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Post by: Scott on October 14, 2007, 10:19:22 PM
I just know it was the Buick motor, and it did 0-60 in the 4 second range.
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Post by: leather12 on December 04, 2008, 03:36:48 PM
Guy Belgium,
easy to access as I live on the belgian coast
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Post by: gato on February 05, 2010, 09:14:38 AM



   I'm from Louisville,Kentucky home of
   the KentuckyDerby and my favorite
   team is Renault.Favorite drivers are
    Fisi,Trulli,and Button

Have you seen Nicky Hayden there?? He is called "Kentucky Kid" because he comes from the same region as you. ;)
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Post by: Dare on February 05, 2010, 04:31:47 PM



   I'm from Louisville,Kentucky home of
   the KentuckyDerby and my favorite
   team is Renault.Favorite drivers are
    Fisi,Trulli,and Button

Have you seen Nicky Hayden there?? He is called "Kentucky Kid" because he comes from the same region as you. ;)


Nicky is from Owensboro,a little over a 100
miles fom Lousiville
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Post by: cosworth151 on February 05, 2010, 05:11:30 PM
I think Mikey Waltrip is from Owensboro, too
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Post by: gato on February 05, 2010, 08:46:01 PM



   I'm from Louisville,Kentucky home of
   the KentuckyDerby and my favorite
   team is Renault.Favorite drivers are
    Fisi,Trulli,and Button

Have you seen Nicky Hayden there?? He is called "Kentucky Kid" because he comes from the same region as you. ;)


Nicky is from Owensboro,a little over a 100
miles fom Lousiville
How much is 100 miles converted into kilometres? we don't use miles in my country. Nicky has great homesites (www.nickyhayden.com (http://www.nickyhayden.com)) and i visit there very often. I thought if you have seen him in motorshow near your town. :DntKnw:
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Post by: cosworth151 on February 05, 2010, 08:55:41 PM
100 miles is about 160 km.
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Post by: gato on February 05, 2010, 09:22:51 PM
It is not so far! I know that in USA distancies are very long. But you have good traffic network there and almost everyone has own car. What age you can get driving licence there? In my country you must be 18 years old.
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Post by: Dare on February 05, 2010, 09:25:11 PM
It is not so far! I know that in USA distancies are very long. But you have good traffic network there and almost everyone has own car. What age you can get driving licence there? In my country you must be 18 years old.


16 in our state.I think other states may differ
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Post by: gato on February 06, 2010, 10:47:12 AM
Dare, 16 years old is rather young to get driver's licence. I have one book written by Fisico and Leo Turrini (journalist) "Ma chi ti ha dato la patente?" (Mondadori) In english: "Who gave you the driver's licence?" It is written only in italian, it took me one week to read that book. Fisico told in that book too when he got driver's licence, he drove too fast and didn't ignore so much about traffic rules. the faster, the better! :tease: Anyway, now he has attended with a project that warns young drivers to drive too fastly in traffic, also keep seat belts. Every death in traffic is useless if it is avoided with right traffic education and own behaviour.
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Post by: Scott on February 06, 2010, 11:20:46 AM
I had my learner's at 15, and got my drivers license a few weeks after I turned 16.  I've had my share of speeding tickets, been hit by more than a few other cars (none serious).  I don't think that waiting until 18 would have made any difference.  As with everything, it depends on the individual, and how mature they behave.  To date I caused one small accident, and although technically it was my fault, I blame the other driver's hesitation (hesitating at a yellow light to turn left and then at the last second slamming on the brakes when I was right behind, about to follow through the light). 

Here in Switzerland, you can get a license for a moped or scooter (max 50cc) when you are 14, but have to wait to drive a car until you are 18.  On the other hand, a 14 year old can walk into a bar and drink beer or wine (have to wait until you are 18 for the hard stuff).  With that, I am on the fence - I'm not sure if it is better that you are introduced to alcohol before you can drive or after. 
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Post by: david1275 on February 06, 2010, 11:39:45 AM
In Northern Ireland your can drive from 17 years old, although I might have started a couple of years younger.  ;) I had my first car, an Austin Mini when I was 15.

As for the beer, you get it for being good at school.  :DD
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Post by: cosworth151 on February 06, 2010, 05:12:34 PM
I got my learners permit at 15 1/2, and my license a day or two after my 16th birthday. I could drive at a much younger age. In fact, I could hot wire my old man's Falcon by the time I was 14.

I taught my daughter to drive when she was 13. In fact, she was doing bootlegger 180's in her mother's Plymouth Gran Fury in a vacant parking lot.  :yahoo:
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Post by: Scott on July 02, 2010, 07:05:56 PM
I'd say with the number of Canadians and Americans frequenting this site, you'd better add Canada and the US as choices...it's not just all about England - even if USF1 was a big flop.   ;)
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Post by: Andy B on February 24, 2013, 02:27:21 AM
I missed this but what would I have voted for?
I was born in England but live in New Zealand.
Am I the only one in Kiwiland?
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Post by: Ian on January 20, 2015, 07:54:17 PM
We don't push religion on this site, unless it's Formula 1
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Post by: Andy B on January 20, 2015, 08:03:44 PM
Has Vem0 lost it? I started to read the lecture but kept falling asleep!  :swoon:
Now to get back on track I'm a Pom living in New Zealand and if there's going to be a party organised by Wizz this is the place to do it you European's can miss a bit of winter and come here for some sun cause we got heaps of it and its really warm!  ;)
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Post by: Ian on January 20, 2015, 08:09:54 PM
We need some of that warmth over here Andy, it's flipping freezing. Wiz will soon PNG Vem0.
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Post by: cosworth151 on January 20, 2015, 09:04:41 PM
We've got a heat wave here in the hills. All the way up to 38 F (3C ). We're running around in shirtsleeves.

I wonder if vem0 is computer generated.
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Post by: F1fanaticBD on January 20, 2015, 09:16:48 PM
When I say its just nice spring weather, my friends give me a sort of look that you people give to that vemO post, but its 12C, with a bit of fog.  :D   Am I wrong?  :DntKnw:

Here we are so used to the sun  :D
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Post by: Dare on January 21, 2015, 12:48:53 AM
We've got a heat wave here in the hills. All the way up to 38 F (3C ). We're running around in shirtsleeves.

I wonder if vem0 is computer generated.

it was 60 here today.
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Post by: Dare on January 21, 2015, 12:51:22 AM
Has Vem0 lost it? I started to read the lecture but kept falling asleep!  :swoon:
Now to get back on track I'm a Pom living in New Zealand and if there's going to be a party organised by Wizz this is the place to do it you European's can miss a bit of winter and come here for some sun cause we got heaps of it and its really warm!  ;)


Don't know rather to delete Vemo's post or follow it and start
a cult.
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Post by: Wizzo on January 21, 2015, 11:02:03 AM
Vemo and his/her post have been selected for 'cast away' program.

Wiz
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Post by: Steve A. on May 21, 2015, 10:20:15 PM
Just voted, still exploring the place  :December
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Post by: F1fanaticBD on May 22, 2015, 11:37:26 AM
Just voted, still exploring the place  :December

Enjoy the journey and let us know how is it.  :good:
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Post by: Steve A. on May 24, 2015, 09:59:06 AM
Just re read my post and not sure where the December bit came from :o
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Post by: Calman on June 01, 2018, 10:05:39 PM
As some of you may know, I am Scottish, but have been resident in Western Canada for 15 years now.  Yes, I still sound 100% Scottish, so no Englishman, nor Canadian can understand what I say most every other day!!!  :DD

All the best,
Cal :)

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Post by: Ian on June 02, 2018, 07:20:30 AM
I rarely have any trouble with the Scottish accent Cal, but then my Nan was Scottish and my Dad was born in Greenock.  :good: