So Bernie wouldn’t pay to watch F1?

Mr E has been in the press this week on the state of F1 and, as is often the case, has been stirring the pot. But how much notice should we be taking? Continue reading

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What does F1 really need, noise or sound?

I do not want noisier F1; making the engines louder is pointless. What makes motor sport more interesting are the sounds, and the plural here is important. Continue reading

2015 IndyCar finale

I suppose that it was inevitable that the season would not end well once we knew that the last race would be a double [points affair. Continue reading

The heavenly grid has grown again

The ranks of the heavenly grid have swollen somewhat this week with the arrivals of Guy Ligier, Justin Wilson, Eric Thompson and Roger Keele, racers all, if of differing eras. Continue reading

Dummy Pit Stops in #F1

So what if Mercedes did try to sucker Williams during the British GP? That sort of thing has been going on since the early days of motor sport and we don’t see the problem.

Yes there could be an H&S issue; people in the pit lane are always at risk, but here we are talking about an empty pit lane anyway so let’s not be silly.

The only time that such a tactic might be inadvisable is if one of the teams in an adjacent garage was pitting, both from the risk of getting hit and also from the dummy crew impeding the other vehicle, so this is one rule that we think they don’t need. A bit of kidology is a Fair part of the game and if they really think that there is a safety issue then let them implement something else that we have advocated here before as a cost saving measure; limit the number of people over the wall during pit stops.

 

our new space at Gloucester Quays Antiques Centre @glosantiques

We have moved into our new space (unit 2.6)  and are now on the opposite side of the top floor overlooking the docks and Waterways Museum.

Chris Bayley Automobilia, who we used to share a space with, now have a cabinet more or less opposite our new space and into our old space has moved a seller specialising in sporting memorablila so there are plenty of Mantiques amongst all of the other 100 or so dealers who sell at GQAC.

Having more room has allowed us to get more stock in and we have a diverse range of car, bus, train, truck, plane, ship and horse related items at prices from around a fiver up to a few hundred quid. We try to top up stock every three weeks or so and are always on the lookout for new things. Pride of place this week goes to a standard lamp in the form of a Victorian street lamp complete with flickering gas light effect bulb.

It looks like a scorcher of a summer this year, but the docks and the river do bring a cool breeze and the antiques centre is air conditioned so come on out and spend the day in Gloucester docks and quays. loads to do and see, plenty of places to eat, lots of car parking and we are only about a ten to fifteen minute walk from the station.

Sauber woes down under #F1 #AusGP

There is something about the Van der Garde fiasco at Sauber that doesn’t add up and, apart from all of the stupidities around this weekend’s race; it will be interesting to see how it plays out. Continue reading

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