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61  Club Arnage / General Discussion / Re: Mulsanne meet Friday of Le Mans on: May 06, 2009, 09:50:08 pm
Me and 5 mates are in, Mad Friday at Houx Annexe is dead!
62  Club Arnage / General Discussion / Re: I can't believe it's 15 years on: May 04, 2009, 07:29:31 pm

I would not wish an accident on anyone, but sportsmen, Mr S and Mr S were not.

Jem

Are we not confusing sportmanship with being a gentleman?  If you're going to compete then you should be doing so to win.  Being a nice guy hasn't served many drivers well over the years (Reubens, Johnny Herbert, David Coulthard, Mark Webber, Berger, Heiki etc.).  What gets people is that Senna, Schumacher, Hamilton (most definitely in the same category) etc. pushes the sports laws to their limits.  When necessary they have been punished but have still done enough within the laws to succeed.

Reading around the subject and the man in particular I think it is clear that he had a very humane side that was locked away to all but his inner circle of friends and family.  To trample on his grave and call him a tw@t when you didn't know the guy seems a bit low.

his need to win drove him over the limit however so for that reason I would not rate him as the best.


I for one respect his dedication and will to win at all costs.  A significant part of one the glory eras of F1, I for one will remember him for the winner he was.  In the end he was undone by F1's rule makers who decided to run the cars behind a too slow safety car so that the tyres were so cold he bottomed out, lost all aero and hit a wall which they didn't put their foot down with the Italians to change.

Bergers accident in '89 earmarked it as a death trap, it should never have been there for him to hit.

     
63  Club Arnage / General Discussion / Re: Hatton vs. Pacquiao on: May 04, 2009, 01:10:56 pm
fighting on past your prime simply for a Vegas pay day is a bit mercenary IMO.

On the other side of the coin, if someone offered you x million for 5 minutes in the ring, would you say no?  I know there is the dignified exit but it must be a hard thing to say no to.

Now he definitely has to quit though...
64  Club Arnage / General Discussion / Other sports events 10-14 June on: May 01, 2009, 10:14:52 pm
Hey Everybody

Does anybody know if there are any other big sporting events going over the weekend of the race?  I love all sport and always enjoy watching a big interational or domestic tournament unfolding whilst at the race.

Anyone know?

Cheers

T
65  Club Arnage / General Discussion / Re: CA Guide Web Links on: April 29, 2009, 09:45:20 pm
I know they're not racing this year again  Sad but I've just rebuilt the Pilbeam site and will shortly be uploading loads of LM photos and stories for their 5 appearances at www.pilbeamracing.co.uk

I'm also working on a totally new look for Maison Blanche www.maisonblanche.co.uk and then my Porsche 917 archive gets the same treatment at www.project917.co.uk

 Grin


Cool, I'd completely forgotten about this site.
66  Club Arnage / General Discussion / Re: Anyone know which bands are playing this year? on: April 28, 2009, 01:32:08 pm
If the LM race can survive WW2 I'm sure a little global recession won't stop it making a fully fledged comeback for those that are finding life tough at the moment.

To show things aren't all bad, I just got word from an old pal that they are taking a double decker bus this year.  They've chopped the roof off (obviously), painted it Gulf colours and installed a bar and DJ stand  Cheesy
67  Club Arnage / General Discussion / Re: The "CA Guide to the 24h of Le Mans 2009" project on: April 25, 2009, 11:20:04 am
As more people read the guide year on year, could more be made about behaving at Le Mans in a section.

How about promoting respect to the other fans and their property. There seems to be more and more complaints each year about people throwing large quantities of water into vehicles along with beer and water pistols filled with urine! This mostly happenning if you not take part in spinning your wheels or revving your engine.

Perhaps also promoting looking out for your fellow campers around you, trying to prevent the thefts people seem to still suffer.

I'm sure most club arnage supporters are not in this minority, but if the guide is getting wider coverage then the wider message might be received.

There does seem the opinion that some of the drunken behaviour is getting out of hand in places. There is a line between having fun and yob/thuggish behaviour which seems to be getting crossed.

If the majority of decent people going look down on this behaviour instead of just allowing it to continue then it might just stop happenning.

Here here DKS.  Since my first attendance in 2002 there has been a steady decline.  The disrespect shown to some classic cars around the Houx Annexe roundabout is unbelievable. 

What used to be a must attend event on Mad Friday has now turned into, for me and my mates (all 27-30 by the way) anyway, a must NOT attend event.  It can't be long either before one of the cars attempting another poor drift wipes a large part of the crowd out.  Having siad that, maybe that wouldn't be such a bad thing...
68  Club Arnage / General Discussion / Re: Where's the buzz gone? on: April 21, 2009, 02:16:48 pm
Nic choice RedStu - I'm taking the 1985 728 pictured.

7th year on the bounce for me and my pals, including a few new ones.  As excited as ever, on here everyday just never posted much before.  Joined in 06 so must have one of the lowest average postings around!

On BN this year for the first time having been on H, HA, MB and Mulsanne before.  Seem like it was the right choice with you lot being there as well.
69  Club Arnage / General Discussion / Re: Bleu Nord on: April 20, 2009, 10:57:58 am
Chapolas

Doe anyone have a map of the Bleu Nord layout?  I've got H1 place 40 and 41 and was just wondering where this puts me.  Assuming the security dudes put you where you're meant to be...

Cheers
70  Club Arnage / General Discussion / Re: News - Rivals query Audi R15 legality on: April 20, 2009, 12:05:11 am
I agree Lawnmower. 

The issue comes about though that they (the engineers) reckon they can have these cars going so fast with basic development that it could be a safety nightmare.  So I guess we could just adopt a top speed limit as well.

   
71  Club Arnage / General Discussion / Re: Sky+ on: April 12, 2009, 03:32:35 pm
I don't know about the technical side, but I can say that Sky+ is amazing.

I only got it in the last year but it is worth every penny.

It is 49 and no install costs for HD but you do have to pay an extra 10 per month.
72  Club Arnage / General Discussion / 2 adjacent camping plots Needed - BN, MB, Houx or HA on: April 11, 2009, 10:06:41 am
Bon de jour people

I'm looking out for any 2 adjacent camping plots in any of Bleu Nord, Maison Blanche, Houx or Houx Annexe. 

Appreciate that there is about as much chance as getting my hands on a truck load of rocking horse *hit, but if you don't ask...

Otherwise I'll be scouring e bay right up to the last minute which is never fun.

If you know of or have any tickets then let me know.

Cheers

Tony
73  Club Arnage / General Discussion / Re: Who, what, where and when. 2009. on: April 09, 2009, 02:52:52 pm
Team:  JPS

Members:  Me plus 5 others 

Out: Wednesday morning ,Eurotunnel

Back: Monday morning, Eurotunnel

Camping: Still hunting after getting scre*ed in the lottery

Grandstand: Credit crunch = no

Vehicle: JPS livery 1985 BMW 728, Renault Master for the gear
74  Club Arnage / General Discussion / Re: Mulsanne Camping - Wanted on: April 08, 2009, 07:48:27 pm
Sorted - cheers Dobbo
75  Club Arnage / General Discussion / Re: FS: 1x BN camping, 2x admission - 180 on: April 08, 2009, 07:48:04 pm
In Nord are the piches numbered or is it a free-for-all?

Cheers
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