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Discussion in 'Motor Board' started by NSWCROW, May 31, 2013.

  1. hey shorty

    hey shorty Hall of Famer

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    Others are just campaigners
     
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  2. imadodgyumpire

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    I brought this up after a spell of viewing yt videos.

    John Cleland is 66!
     
  3. Klyntonius

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    Wow, John Cleland. He was a wild campaigner. I remember him spinning off the track three times in one race - including when he decided to fight with the leaders as he was being lapped!

    My favourite was always Rickard Rydell. Dat Volvo wagon. :blueheart:

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    I'll say what i said when Wilson died there ( and copped a blast from MWNN for saying it :rolleyes: )

    WHY THE **** ARE THEY RACING THERE ???


    Bubba Wallace in the Nascars had a monster there a few weeks ago too

    The Widowmaker
     
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    That vision is chilling.
     
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    What was his problem with it?
     
  7. hey shorty

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    How on earth did he survive
     
  8. NSWCROW

    NSWCROW TheBrownDog

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    Something about me using death to push an agenda :rolleyes:

    I'd only unblocked him like 2 weeks beforehand too , went straight back onto the list after that.
     
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    Maybe I don't notice it with other classes. Am I right in thinking IndyCar has a lot of crashes where the car hits the catch fence?
     
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    Doesnt seem to be much banking there. The car turned around and stayed on the racing line. More banking the car doesnt get so sideways and goes high.
    Touch wheels in an open wheeler and you're heading towards the sky.
     
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  11. SmAshmoto

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    I think that's always been Pocono's trademark - big wide oval with hardly any banking.

    Wickens' crash was massive, but everything did its job and he's alive because of it.
     

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    Sounds like no UK team a the Island Classic in 2019. Some issue regarding fuel regs from the sounds. Will be a shame as they're a big part of the event, but I'm sure it'll still be a good show regardless.
     
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    Nope. Changed funding conditions means they can't afford to come. Well done Phillip Island. :rage:

    https://www.mcnews.com.au/island-classic-team-uk-roger-winfield/
     
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    Good to see Robert Wickens on the Indycar telecast over the weekend, about as well as can be expected.

     
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    Jesus ****** Christ!
     
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    You go on any forum. No one has anything nice to say about superutes. Nothing! It's just an avalanche of bagging!
     
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    Bob Jane has passed away aged 88.
     
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    Met him at the motor show, must have been 15 years ago. He looked about 90 back then.

    4 x ATCC champion, 4 x Phillip Island/Bathurst 500 winner, sunk millions and millions into the sport as a track owner and race promoter. Genuine champion of the sport back in the early days.

    Hopefully he found some peace amongst his family before the end.
     
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    RIP Bob, thank you for bringing us this and all the memories there.

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  22. SmAshmoto

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    Now let's hope that Calder and the Thunderdome can actually have more than 5 dollars spent on it and it get restored to its former glory!
     
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    RIP Bob.
    A legend of Australian Motorsport.
     
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  24. imadodgyumpire

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    ol' Bob turned Calder into a wasteland. Now it's completely useless as a racetrack because it's been turned into a nuclear wasteland.

    A few year back, Vic Labor govt. I was told the Vic Labor govt. was going to spend $70mil on the facility on the condition Bob, CMAS, Drags and bikes got together and sort out their differences.

    No chance. The opportunity has passed.
     
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  25. SmAshmoto

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    Anyone watching NASCAR on the Charlotte "Roval" this weekend? Very interesting!
     
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