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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-15-2008, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Good old Grandad :D

Hey, thought some of you might find this interesting.
Many a year ago my granddad worked for F1 teams transporting the cars etc.
He once met the late Graham Hill and got this signed, And he just gave this to me yesterday
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Great picture that is really cool.

But there needs to be more stickers and advertisements on that car.
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I thought this thread was about bourbon!

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Those cars ruled.
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Those cars ruled.
The bourbon also.

Cheers!
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I had a few model kits of the '60s and '70sF1 and Indy cars. Classic styling like a rocket on wheels.
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Hey, that is pretty cool!
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Nice one Alex

Back from the days when racing drivers were a lot braver as the those cars were so much more dangerous to race!!!!

LMAO at the bourbon pic too
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Great pic, amazing how they shoe-horned themselves into those cars.
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Thanks guys
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Good stuff Alex That's a lovely present from your granddad.

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Back from the days when racing drivers were a lot braver as the those cars were so much more dangerous to race!!!!
Bet Senna wouldn't be agreeing with you mate!
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Bet Senna wouldn't be agreeing with you mate!
Point taken......but back in those days fatal accidents were far more common and typical. Senna's accident was a surprise out the blue and proved that while things were better that safety still needs to be constantly evolving. There will always be a risk in the sport. Unpredictable situations can always appear. But looking at that pic what happens if he rolls??? His head is very vulnerable and just a tiny roll bar behind, the consequnces are obvious and not good! In todays cars the driver is now so well protected it's much safer. Still dangerous i agree...but definitely safer.

Senna's commitment to his belief in his car's abilities, limits and his own driving levels were second to none!!! His loss was devastating to the sport as he always seemed invincible! I wasn't putting down modern drivers, but even they would probably admit how heroic the old drivers were in equipment that was never built with safety in mind!!!

Just going back to the eighties, have you ever seen Gilles Villeneuve's fatal crash in '82?? It's actually sickening You see his body fly out of the car as it disintegrates!!

It's much better knowing now when you see a bad crash the driver MOSTLY walks away from it.
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I didn't watch that GP, but I do remember the incident as I my dad and uncle were big motor racing fans and were talking about it as they'd watched it. Obviously they wouldn't show the replay!
In terms of safety I totally agree with you. Today's F1 cars are just amazing. There's been some major accidents were I thought the driver was a goner and when you see them walking away or hear they've got away with a few bruises, it astounds me!
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Yeah, i can't remember where i saw the clip. Probably on a video or program some time. I was 11 years old at the time and that was the first year i started watching F1! I don't remember seeing it at the time, although i do remember Pironi's crash the same year as i was a huge Ferrari fan which was why i started watching !
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