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Forum: The Paddock 14th March 2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By roaldin
R.I.P. Stephen Hawking

A huge loss to us all.
Thank you for your amazing work.

R.I.P.

Tim.
Forum: The Paddock 14th March 2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By roaldin
Re: The I hate the Politics Thread - thread

I am no fan of the politics thread and it has had the effect of making me much more negative about America. Some of the opinions expressed in it sadden me deeply.
How easily some have been...
Forum: All GT40 15th January 2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By roaldin
Re: Another of the Greats Gone - RIP Dan Gurney

A gentleman and a champion. One of the greats from the greatest era of motor racing.

Vale Dan Gurney.

Tim.
Forum: The Paddock 17th December 2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By roaldin
Re: X Mass greetings

Ok, I havenít done much here lately so Iíll make up for it by writing a small book in defense of Johnís message..

See sources (amongst many) such as Xmas Abbreviation...
Forum: The Paddock 11th December 2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By roaldin
Re: X Mass greetings

Oh oops, and of course Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all here. :)

Tim.
Forum: The Paddock 11th December 2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By roaldin
Re: X Mass greetings

Merry Christmas to you too John. :)
Thanks for all your work on my latest project and thanks also to those who helped by providing parts.

Tim.
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 17th September 2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By roaldin
Re: New GT40 on the way

Welcome to the forum Cameron. :)

Tim.
Forum: The Race Track 7th August 2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By roaldin
Re: Never get tired of seeing this:

Here's the Ford Indy engine -

1965 Lotus/Ford Indy car starting 2 - YouTube (https://youtu.be/eJWjMZQCBe8)

Tim.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 7th August 2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 68,722
Posted By roaldin
Re: the Steinard MK3 takes shape

Magnificent!
Who would be so picky as to point out the uneven ride height?! ;)

Tim.
Forum: The Race Track 7th August 2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By roaldin
Re: Never get tired of seeing this:

How about the Coventry climax FWMV? :)
Beautiful engine.

"The Classic Lotus"Lotus CLIMAX 25 Engine warming up - YouTube (https://youtu.be/j8BQCNQtVx0)
Forum: The Paddock 30th July 2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 25,061
Posted By roaldin
Re: F1 in 2017

The way they made the last race a 'cars' movie promo' was just plain sad.

Tim.
Forum: The Paddock 30th July 2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 25,061
Posted By roaldin
Re: F1 in 2017

Some people thought the rear engined cars were ugly,
Some people thought wings were ugly,
Some people thought advertising was ugly.

I don't like much about the look of a modern formula one car,...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 23rd July 2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,482
Posted By roaldin
Re: HOW TO POST PICTURES ON GT40s.com

Would it be possible for those pictures hosted on this site to have location data stripped automatically?
As people use their phones more and more for camera duties it can be easy to forget to turn...
Forum: The Paddock 20th July 2017, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,465
Posted By roaldin
Re: Mazda and Joest

Happy birthday David!

Tim.
Forum: The Paddock 12th July 2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,439
Posted By roaldin
Re: Jim Clark: The Quiet Champion

Yes they could but no they won't.
They are too busy worshipping at shrines to themselves - a couple in particular.

Tim.
Forum: The Paddock 6th July 2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2,945
Views: 205,507
Posted By roaldin
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

I wonder...

Hilarious Radio Conversation between US naval ship and Spanish authorities - YouTube (https://youtu.be/6filPCtrt0c)

...includes a lesson about NATO.

Tim.
Forum: The Paddock 22nd June 2017, 02:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,377
Posted By roaldin
Re: Bruce McLaren Movie

Depends what you are looking for.
For the most part it's an old style documentary about a man who did more than most of us could dream of achieving, and he did it without a silver spoon.
Some...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 3rd June 2017, 02:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,970
Posted By roaldin
Re: SCG 003C runs The Ring

I watched as much as was easily available here.
Congratulations on the performance of your team and car.
A shame about the crash but the attitude in the garage looked very positive.

The car's...
Forum: The Paddock 30th April 2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 25,061
Posted By roaldin
Re: F1 in 2017

Ah I see the confusion: In much of the world people don't try to drag the other person off their feet when they greet.

Tim.
Forum: The Paddock 27th March 2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,170
Posted By roaldin
Re: Back to the forums...

Condolences and best wishes to you and family.

Tim.
Forum: The Paddock 26th March 2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 25,061
Posted By roaldin
Re: F1 in 2017

Even with my faded interest in F1, the new ownership fills me with dread for its future.
Cars look a bit better, sound sort of like the old days of flat plane V8s with valve springs... sort of... if...
Forum: The Paddock 23rd March 2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,659
Posted By roaldin
Re: ISIS Asian attack in London yesterday,

One of the things that I admire about the English, and that I think sets them apart from others, is the way they don't let terrorists drive them into the behavior that the terrorist is trying to...
Forum: The Paddock 8th February 2017, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2,945
Views: 205,507
Posted By roaldin
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

I find myself defending a thread I don't like (although sometimes the more extreme among the contributors make me laugh).
Anyway -
As long as it stays in this thread I have no issue with what...
Forum: Worldwide GT40 Events 18th January 2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,829
Posted By roaldin
Forum: Worldwide GT40 Events 15th January 2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,829
Posted By roaldin
Re: Ford GT An American Icon.

As usual Australians need to use workarounds to get Amazon or Hulu - or indeed much of the content the rest of the world gets on Netflix etc.
Thanks Amazon etc, and especially Rupert you rooster...
Forum: The Paddock 5th December 2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 25,061
Posted By roaldin
Re: F1 in 2017

For some people the realisation that the thing that once seemed so important is really quite pointless, completely unimportant and a huge risk to your family's future, is enough to make all the bs...
Forum: The Paddock 2nd December 2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 25,061
Posted By roaldin
Re: F1 in 2017

I suspect that Rosberg has seen what happened to hamilton and has decided that there are more important things in life.
Watching hamilton turn into what he has become would be enough to make any...
Forum: The Paddock 1st December 2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2,945
Views: 205,507
Posted By roaldin
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

One person, all that power... seems kind of king like to me, but ok...
And you said rule before I did. ;p

Tim.
Forum: The Paddock 30th November 2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2,945
Views: 205,507
Posted By roaldin
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

I should say that the independence of each representative should be protected and less constrained than it is here in Aus where they are forced to toe the party line pretty much and therefore (imo)...
Forum: The Paddock 30th November 2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2,945
Views: 205,507
Posted By roaldin
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

It has always seemed strange to me that you guys seem to want a king to rule over you.
IMO you would be better off if your president was ceremonial head but with little to no power. TBH I am not...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 26th November 2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,926
Posted By roaldin
Re: New User Registrations

Sandiego?
I wondered where she'd got to. ;)

Tim.
Forum: The Paddock 14th November 2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,945
Views: 205,507
Posted By roaldin
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

This article might help people from either side to understand the point of view of the other a little... I hope...
It will probably offend both sides at some point.
...
Forum: The Paddock 14th November 2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,945
Views: 205,507
Posted By roaldin
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

An inconvenient truth.

Tim.
Forum: The Paddock 10th November 2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2,945
Views: 205,507
Posted By roaldin
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

...
Keating said nothing about cutting ties economic or otherwise.


Tim.
Forum: The Paddock 10th November 2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2,945
Views: 205,507
Posted By roaldin
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

If that doesn't work try - Top Stories: Australia should 'cut the tag' with American foreign policy: Keating
Paul Keating says Australia should 'cut the tag' with American foreign policy - ABC News...
Forum: The Paddock 10th November 2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2,945
Views: 205,507
Posted By roaldin
Re: GT40s.com Paddock Politics Thread

I agree with former Aust PM Paul Keating - Australia should 'cut the tag' with American foreign policy: Keating - ABC News
https://apple.news/AJTxZiPbmQv6HL2Y7EjIqEg

This is a great time for us...
Forum: The Paddock 22nd October 2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,730
Posted By roaldin
Re: F1 in 2016

Australian officials prove they are not immune to stupiddecisionitus -
Moto3 today: a rider has a start from back of grid penalty - in 5 laps he gets himself to second place - race red flagged -...
Forum: The Paddock 25th September 2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,730
Posted By roaldin
Re: F1 in 2016

Correction: as I understand it they must now have at least one hand on the bars, not as I mistakenly wrote above "both hands on the bars". Got it right further down though. :)

Tim.
Forum: The Paddock 25th September 2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,730
Posted By roaldin
Re: F1 in 2016

I would be so chuffed if all the riders this race, after they have crossed the finish line and are cooling down, gave a two handed one finger salute. This sport creates passion in its audience by...
Forum: The Paddock 25th September 2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,730
Posted By roaldin
Re: F1 in 2016

Bureaucrats are continuing their campaign to destroy everything with their constant trickle of petty rules and regulations - this time in motogp: no hand gestures, no riding on cooldown etc without...
Forum: The Paddock 22nd September 2016, 01:50 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,730
Posted By roaldin
Re: F1 in 2016

So Apple looking to buy McLaren, better than mcdonalds I guess...

There was some interesting footage in the last GP practice. Marko positively beaming at Verstappen, and if you have it recorded...
Forum: The Paddock 7th September 2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,730
Posted By roaldin
Re: F1 in 2016

There is already far too much macnascarisation of the world.
I see a final nail and an ominous looking box.

Tim.
Forum: The Paddock 3rd September 2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,730
Posted By roaldin
Re: F1 in 2016

Sent without proof reading but it says (badly) pretty much what I meant.

Tim.
Forum: The Paddock 3rd September 2016, 03:06 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,730
Posted By roaldin
Re: F1 in 2016

All this talk of further safety measures is hot air, if they were serious they would throw verstappen back into dodgem cars where he belongs. Especially now that he has confirmed in interview at...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 9th August 2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By roaldin
Re: Which Car?

Deleted - thread drift.

Tim.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 9th August 2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By roaldin
Re: Which Car?

My next true daily will probably be a small hybrid made in Germany.

As a previous owner of true Minis I cannot in good conscience ever own one of the new Giants.
The only American cars I like...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 7th August 2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 68,722
Posted By roaldin
Re: the Steinard MK3 takes shape

Difference in steering lock - tyre clearance?

Tim.
Forum: The Paddock 27th July 2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,968
Posted By roaldin
Re: From the new home of Social Engineering and PC

And just in case this dead donkey hasn't been dropped -
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jul/20/teachers-at-sydney-high-school-never-told-to-use-gender-neutral-language

Tim.
Forum: The Paddock 26th July 2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,968
Posted By roaldin
Forum: The Paddock 26th July 2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,968
Posted By roaldin
Re: From the new home of Social Engineering and PC

Elanora Heights Public School clapping ban because of...
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