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Post by BR » Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:19 pm

I think even Walker would have struggled with today's brand of F1.

While there has always been an arms-race between teams in terms of technology (much of which has ultimately trickled down to our own family saloons), things seem to have got seriouslymout of hand in the last 20 years, resulting in FIA introducing daft rules to attempt to either create a bigger spectacle or provide more safety. (Sound familiar?)

Back in the day when it was '200mph cigarette advertising', at least there was a reasonable expectation that we were watching the zenith of man and machine (within a fairly broad specification) in a no holds barred contest to get around that track ahead of the others.

Walker was incredibly good at what he did. Entertaining and informative at a time when he didnt have tech telling him exactly what was happening in every car on every mm of the circuit. Voice of motor racing for me and probably a couplenof generations.
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Post by Bobbievee » Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:28 pm

and today, to Covid, Professor Jim Dornan, aged 73.
A world renowned obstetrician, and a gentleman to his core. One of Ulster's finest.

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Post by big mervyn » Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:34 pm

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and today, to Covid, Professor Jim Dornan, aged 73.
A world renowned obstetrician, and a gentleman to his core. One of Ulster's finest.
Covid on top of leukemia unfortunately.
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Post by justinr73 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:36 am

Henry Darrow aka the charismatic Manolito Montoya from the High Chaparral.

Big John and Buck Cannon are long gone but Blue Boy is still around.

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Post by mid ulster maestro » Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:37 am

High Chaparral was the first show I ever watched on a colour tv.
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Post by big mervyn » Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:33 am

mid ulster maestro wrote:
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High Chaparral was the first show I ever watched on a colour tv.
Not as good as Bonanza though. Hoss was great.
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Post by volvo » Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:42 pm

Totally agree Merv, he would have made a good TH or LH :cowboy:

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Post by solidarity » Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:06 pm

I haven't looked recently, but Bonanza was being shown on some channel or other for quite a while recently. It's available on Amazon Prime.

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Post by mid ulster maestro » Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:05 pm

Back to the motor racing and I see Sabine Schmit has gone for her last pit stop in the sky. All of you top gear fans will know who she was. Passed away from cancer aged 51.
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Post by Snipe Watson » Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:14 pm

She was one heck of a driver and a great character to boot.

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Post by justinr73 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:19 am

Frankie Worthington.

A proper footballer.

Pushing 40 when I saw him but still had more skill than the rest of them put together.

Scored frequently off the pitch too, of course.

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Post by big mervyn » Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:30 pm

justinr73 wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:19 am
Frankie Worthington.

A proper footballer.

Pushing 40 when I saw him but still had more skill than the rest of them put together.

Scored frequently off the pitch too, of course.
Peter "hot shot" Lorimer also departed this week.
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Post by big mervyn » Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:34 pm

Worthington guested on a rather entertaining episode of Celebrity Come Dine With Me.
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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:15 am

big mervyn wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:34 pm
Worthington guested on a rather entertaining episode of Celebrity Come Dine With Me.
Did he get food poisoning? :shock:
Sadly the days of people using proper English are went

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Post by big mervyn » Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:54 am

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:15 am
big mervyn wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:34 pm
Worthington guested on a rather entertaining episode of Celebrity Come Dine With Me.
Did he get food poisoning? :shock:
Given the standard of cooking t would have been surprising if he hadn't. Razor Ruddock appeared in the nip at one point. That's enough to put anybody off their dinner.
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