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    Monaco Historic meeting May 11th 2012 Steve.

    We were with the McLaren Trust group. Great trip. Great group. Lots of laughs - especially on the train from Nice to Paris.

    Hate the wire fences - which why I love Goodwood so much and why I return to Goodwood but wouldn't do Monaco again.
    Thanks Ray. I see your thread now has over 1.2 million views! Thats pretty impressive.

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    Thanks for the platform Steve!

    How appropriate that you kick off page 200.

    Maybe I should put in my will, that the hard drive with ALL my car photographs on it, is left to you, as I can't think of any recipient more worthy. Family aren't going to be interested.

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    Thanks for the platform Steve!

    How appropriate that you kick off page 200.

    Maybe I should put in my will, that the hard drive with ALL my car photographs on it, is left to you, as I can't think of any recipient more worthy. Family aren't going to be interested.
    Yes, well spotted Ray. 200 pages! I think this is the highest performing thread on the forum.

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    As I'm off to Nottingham again end of next week, a reminder that it wasn't just the west midlands manufacturing cars, but also George Brough in the east midlands.

    Nottingham is better known for Raleigh bicycles, (and a few cars!) John Player Cigarettes (and sponsorship of Team Lotus of course), Boots the chemists, not to mention several important inventions - and a centre for the Luddites, but the Brough Superior motorbikes made a lasting impression despite the relative small numbers compared to the likes of BSA, Norton, Royal Enfield, Triumph, Velocette etc. Even fewer cars.

    All these have Nottingham registration plates - TO, AL, AU

    Ironically, my last UK job was on Haydn Road...
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    First and last pics taken at the small, but interesting, Nottingham Industrial Museum.
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    Are you still able to escape NZ Ray? Congrats on the 200th page.

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    All OK so far thanks Rhys. Not a very happy wife though... Three weeks trip was marginal, for her, but an extra 2 weeks of MIQ and now lockdown. Very, very tough for her.

    In addition to three days of Goodwood, and some time at Curborough, I also have a return visit to Caister planned, maybe a return to Brooklands (though I doubt there are any new exhibits) and possibly Ambergate in Derbyshire and maybe, the Silverstone experience. I won't be uploading any images of the trip at all until I'm back in NZ - with 14 days of MIQ to do the usual cropping and renumbering.

    I'm also looking forward to accepting an invitation to visit the 'Practical Classics' magazine's workshop and another personal invitation to call into the Bourne Museum for the Raymond Mays exhibition.

    If I have posted any of that before, no apologies, just a reminder!
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    Getting organised for the trip away now, so unless I post a couple of pics from the UK, as teasers, I'll be taking a break from posting until I get back to NZ.

    Take care everyone and sorry for deserting you in level 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    Getting organised for the trip away now, so unless I post a couple of pics from the UK, as teasers, I'll be taking a break from posting until I get back to NZ.

    Take care everyone and sorry for deserting you in level 4.
    Stay safe Ray, trip will be worth it take lots of photos
    Roger

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    Sunday. A brief visit to Curborough and to say hi to Rhys. Almost enough Renault Clio's and MG's for an event of their own. Very interesting to hear their times compared to my times of 30 years ago with the tatty Wolseley Hornet 1293cc.

    Tuesday. Ambergate, Derbyshire, British Car museum. Better than I expected - and a surprising number of visitors for a midweek.

    Sorry, no pics until I get back to NZ.

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    It was great to meet up briefly Ray. Stay safe, no more nose jobs

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    Nose fully repaired thanks Rhys - though the ankle still very sore as is the chest when I cough.

    For those not sure about this, within two minutes of arriving at Curborough sprint course, September 5th, just a few hours after arriving in the UK, I stepped aside to let some competing MG saloons pass, and rolled my ankle on the edge of the road, smacked my head and nose on the tarmac, requiring medical attention, and bruised my chest from protecting the camera!

    Currently at Heathrow, about to board the flight home, with a computer full of photos I haven't even looked at, let alone cropped or filed. That is not just Goodwood either.

    The Goodwood highlights?

    BRM V16s of course.
    A win for the BRM P25.
    1-2-3 win for ERA's, including Duncan Ricketts 3rd
    The Brookland's trophy race with the second placed 1928 'Owlet' a real hoot (!), though it nearly got wiped out on the last lap by a spinning Vauxhall - pics to follow - eventually.
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    Not sure how best to decide what sequence to upload so I have decided to upload a set from each day, otherwise by the time I get to Goodwood, it will be about March - 2023.

    September 5th - Curborough Sprint

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    Lotus Elan +2
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    200th Page and nearly 4000 posts - the number of views is well over the Million mark
    Well done Ray..

    The Lotus with the nose -not sure if I like it, but would like to own it $$$$.

    Cheers
    Roger

    PS my typing is terrible - a short post but with two errors - now corrected I hope ..

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    Whilst Ambergate (September 7th) isn't as well known as other British car museums, having not been open long, if you can detour through Derbyshire, it is well worthwhile. Whilst the majority are bread and butter cars, they are well presented and for an extra cost, there are even cars you can drive.


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    Caister Castle Museum (September 15th) I'd visited before but no photography allowed. I suspect the original owner may have passed on and a new owner/trust team, have rescinded that directive, so worth a return. This museum is also still expanding so probably always worth an annual visit. Starting in the car park...


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    There are a lot of Austins in museums...
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    Goodwood is open from 4pm Thursday afternoon for ticket holders. This means a late afternoon sun and many of the the stands inside and outside the actual circuit are open as are the various food stalls. As always, the car park yields plenty of opportunities to add to the library.

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    There are many specials, replicas, re-creations and run-ons, but this is one that followers of the Ant Anstead TV programme will recognise. I missed an opportunity to buy his book as the stand people said he'd be along shortly, so I said I'd wait and get him to sign my copy. But I never saw him! As visiting the Haynes museum a few days later was on the plan, I thought I'd pick up a copy there, but they didn't have any... Drat.
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    Friday Goodwood. Rather than sticking strictly to working my way through I'll post from a block of 250. However, as I took 1800 on the Friday alone, this is going to drag on with one post a day. I may up it to two posts a day once I've got through checking and naming them all.

    The car parks open at 7am and the gates spot on 7:30. This was taken at 7:36... There are two entry points and later in the day, this one is less busy as it is from the GRRC car park.

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    On the official Jaguar Land Rover stand. This area is classed as 'Over the Road', as it is indeed acrosss the road from the track itself. Plenty of stands and also heaps of food stalls.
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    Morgan's stand
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    Skipping forward to the first track practice pic. The sun was still fairly low.
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    Aren't we in for a treat.
    Thanks Ray.
    I have a little understanding of what it takes to present and describe each photo and reduce them to the TRS format etc.
    I do appreciate your work very much.

    Ken H

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    Aren't we in for a treat.
    Thanks Ray.
    I have a little understanding of what it takes to present and describe each photo and reduce them to the TRS format etc.
    I do appreciate your work very much.

    Ken H
    I agree with your comment Ken.

    I've often thought of starting a thread for some of my photos but then I think of the time taken to resize and post them and I give up on the idea.

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    There is a small free programme called 'Image Resizer'. (Google it.)

    The danger is that you must copy the originals and only resize the copies, as if you accidentally resize the originals, you either have to scan again or resort to a back up of a digital pic - if you were sensible enough to have one, or you will have lost the ability to print it out if you so desire... (Been there, done that, got several Tee shirts).

    You can use 'Resizer's' options (small, medium, large) or customise a size, so I set mine to a width of 700 pixels, which works well in 99% of cases. Bear in mind that modern DSLR's may have a picture size of 10mb, so shrinking it to TRS requirements is a massive reduction. Resizing isn't the problem, it is that in the early days of TRS, we could upload a batch of pics, now they have to be uploaded singly.

    Rhys, I'll post the unnamed single seater pics on here - though if there is a copy of the results on line, (I haven't searched) that might be useful.

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