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Title: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Wizzo on November 30, 2014, 03:28:45 PM
Some say they would rather be bitten by a king cobra, than play this game. Others say they would rather stare at the sun for a month! All I know is its time for the GPWizard Advent Competition 2014.

The Competition (Please read carefully)
Every day for the first 24 days in December a Question or Letter will be placed on the GPWizard Advent Calendar (navigation at the top of the page). Answers to the questions also represent a letter. i.e If the answer to a question = Jenson Button then the letter for the day will be either 'J' or 'B'. This will be clearly indicated on the day.

The aim is to collect 24 individual letters and rearrange them into a Christmas sentence.
 
Once you have the complete sentence you will need to PM me with your answer. It is in your interest not to post your answer on the site as members who have not been following the competition will all know your answer.

I will only accept answers received on 24th December.

If you miss a question or letter, then don't panic or give up. You can still try and complete the sentence, it will just be a little harder for you. There may even be a bonus letter days, (if you're lucky), where you can ask for a letter that you have missed. Any questions or comments? Please post them below for all to see.

If you can't see the advent button then you’re not a member – so join up and test your nerves!

The Prize
Carrera Go!!! Formula Duel Racing Set

(http://www.gpwizard.co.uk/images/advent2014.jpg)

Recreate an F1 racing duel between Red Bull and McLaren with this exciting racing set. It’s a 1:43 scale, 3.6m length set that’ll get your car weaving in and out, negotiating tight corners and going full throttle through the straight section.
 
Contains: Red Bull RB7 ‘Sebastian Vettel, No. 1’ and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Race Bar 2011 ‘No. 3’; Track: 5x straights, 6x curves, 1x lap counter, 3x connectors, supports, guardrails and guardrail supports; transformer, 2x speed controller, instructions.


The Rules
1. One Question or letter will be placed on the advent calendar per day.
2. Answers to each Question will represent a letter i.e if the answer is Jenson Button then the letter for the day will be either 'J' or 'B' as indicated on the day.
3. The completed Christmas sentence must be sent via PM to me on 24th December - all submissions before or after this date will be dismissed.
5. You may guess the sentence as many times as you like.
6. If more than one correct entry is received then the winner will be chosen at random. I cannot accept the first correct answer given as this would be unfair due to the different time zones.

Good luck everyone...I'll see you on the other side!

Wizzo

IMPORTANT: This competition is intended for the use of the members of GPWizard and may contain information that is confidential privileged or unsuitable for overly sensitive persons with low self-esteem, no sense of humour or irrational religious beliefs. No people were harmed in the making of this competition, although Mrs Wiz is living on borrowed time, let me tell you. This competition is not my responsibility and solely represents the official view of the voices in my head.
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Ian on November 30, 2014, 05:33:41 PM
OMG, time to stock up on vallium again. Bring it on Wiz.  :good:
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Scott on November 30, 2014, 06:35:01 PM
I was just thinking the other day that the First Advent is coming up.  Started actually whistling Christmassy songs and caught myself smiling.  It's the season to be jolly and all that.

....and then I remembered  :o :o The Advent Competition starts tomorrow!  OMG  |-( |-( |-(
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Ian on December 01, 2014, 12:19:58 AM
Nice easy lead in, now the trouble starts.  ;)
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: cosworth151 on December 01, 2014, 01:20:53 PM
Great prize, Wizzo!

Warning! Participation in the Advent Contest can lead to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhkKWQSDVUM
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Scott on December 01, 2014, 04:13:42 PM
Hey, I just realized that if I win, I will get to crush Vettel with my foot.  :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

Now what the heck is a Surname??
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Ian on December 01, 2014, 10:13:57 PM
It's your last name, the one you inherited from your father Scott.
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Scott on December 01, 2014, 10:52:33 PM
It's your last name, the one you inherited from your father Scott.

I was kidding  :D :D

Gotcha!  :P
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Ian on December 01, 2014, 11:21:51 PM
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Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Wizzo on December 04, 2014, 02:56:32 PM
I have confused a few people today so I have updated the question.

A lot of people have never seen family guy and assumed it was a caricature of an F1 driver. Others got the answer Q for Quagmire - which is wrong.

I want the drivers name behind the cartoon character.

Wiz
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Scott on December 04, 2014, 05:21:19 PM
In the old days the Advent competition was DESIGNED to confuse us...just saying.  :D
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Ian on December 04, 2014, 05:58:51 PM
You forget Scott, we're used to being confused and making dents in the walls with our heads in this game, newer people might not be, shame innit.  ::)
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Ian on December 14, 2014, 09:54:43 AM
Today's one is gonna be a guess.  :DntKnw:
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Wizzo on December 14, 2014, 04:25:56 PM
Look closer Ian, everything you need to find the letter is there right in front of you.  :P
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Ian on December 14, 2014, 04:50:11 PM
You wicked devil Wiz, I looked really close and got a faceful of gravel.  :DD  :DD  :DD

I should have said an assisted guess, looked up a certain driver of a green car and found a similar crash.  ::)
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Wizzo on December 26, 2014, 10:48:16 AM
I would like to thank everyone who played the Advent Competition this year. Some of you even made it to the end!

Solution: Santa Claus is coming to town

Winner: Scott  :yahoo:

I had a total of three correct entries from Willamsfan, Km Keeper and Scott. I am please to announce that Scott's name was pulled out of a hat by Mrs Wiz this morning. I am sure you will join me in congratulating Scott in a job well done!

Commiseration's to Williamsfan and km keeper who came so close.  :good:

Note: I'm sorry I cannot contribute to any therapy sessions as a result of the advent competition.  :DD


The Questions & Answers
                                                                     
Day 1. Name the 1988 F1 World Champion = Ayrton Senna = S                                                                     

Day 2. How many fastest F1 laps did Rubens Barrichello achieve in 2009?= Two =T                                                                     

Day 3. Anagram Reich male? Much cash! = Michael Schumacher = S                                                                     

Day 4. Name Lewis Hamilton's team mate in the picture. = Nico Rosberg = N                                                                      

Day5 . Which F1 driver crashed a Ford at Donington Park in 1993? = Nigel Mansell=M                                                                     

Day 6. Today's letter = A                                                                     

Day 7. Movie trail = Jenson Button = N                                                                     

Day 8. Two anagrams =  Ronnie Peterson (12) minus Umberto Maglioli (2) =Ten = T                                                                      

Day 9. Who am I? = Graham Hill = G                                                                     

Day 10. Name the driver in the picture = Susie Wolff = W                                                                     

Day 11. In the late 50's, rear-engined cars began to dominate Grand Prix racing. Where did Ferrari take the last victory for a front-engined car? = Monza = A
(Phil Hill won the final race for a rear-engined car at Monza, but it was a hollow victory as the British teams withdrew beforehand, objecting to the use of the banking. Ferraris finished 1,2&3.)                                                                     

Day 12. Who am I? Juan Manuel Fangio = O                                                                     

Day 13. Today's letter = O                                                                     

Day 14. Name the driver in the picture = Kamui Kobayashi = I                                                                     

Day 15. Free letter = C Due to spam attack                                                                     

Day 16. Jigsaw Wizzle = O                                                                     

Day 17. Wiz search = Kvyat = T                                                                     

Day 18. Find the driver = Ayrton Senna = A                                                                     

Day 19. Who am I? = Colin Chapman = C                                                                     

Day 20. Qwiz – Two letters given L and U plus phrase clue                                                                     

Day 21. Same as day 20                                                                     

Day 22. In what country in the Buddh International Circuit? = India = I                                                                     

Day 23.In 1982 a total of 5 drivers were disqualified from F1 races. Which driver was disqualified at his home circuit? Nelson Piquet = N                                                                     

Day 24. Free Letter = S                                                                     

Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Scott on December 26, 2014, 11:05:13 AM
OMG, I won something...you guys must LOVE me or something, I'm on top of the world...no, KING of the world.  (sorry, had a Sally Fields - James Cameron moment).  I would like to thank my wife, my kids, my cats and my snakes as well as honourable mention to CERN for developing the Internet and allowing me to research my answers, and of course Wizzo and Dare for running a kick a$$ website, and all my friends in our beloved GPW community.
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: John S on December 26, 2014, 02:40:22 PM
 :yahoo:  Well done Scott.  :good:  :yahoo:

Mind you if your acceptance speech is anything to go by I wonder how much you'll need to spend on therapy to recover?  ;)  :D   
 
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: cosworth151 on December 26, 2014, 03:20:32 PM
Congrats, Scott! Well played.

I'm sure you & the family will enjoy the racing. (and I'm sure we won't hear about it when the young'uns out race you  ;)  )
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Ian on December 26, 2014, 03:51:53 PM
Well done Scott, good on yer, me old Canadian refugee.  :tease:
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Dare on December 27, 2014, 01:27:03 AM
Ok Scott,which of your kiddos gave you  the answer?


the truth shall set you free
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: F1fanaticBD on January 02, 2015, 04:35:17 AM
Great job for getting SebVet in your home  ;)

Well played  :good: :good:
Title: Re: 2014 Advent Competition
Post by: Luke on January 06, 2015, 10:36:00 PM
Congratulations Scott!  Tough quiz again Wizzo, always tricky but fun!