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Dunkelgrun
10-01-2004, 08:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by johnbn:
Chuck,
I take it from your appreciation of fine Scottish malts, the flower of Scotland reference in your sig and the photo of one of the finest formula one drivers ever born (Jim Clark for those who dont recognize him) that you are a descendant of Caladonia.

Just a hunch. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not one of, but THE finest racing driver ever born. And there's no bias here, I'm English http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

Cheers!

Tully__
10-01-2004, 08:58 AM
I strongly suspect that Amazon are using a FB/AEP screenie to sell BoB http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

PF_Coastie
10-01-2004, 09:50 AM
Lets just get PF first. I never pre-order anything. Just go in a store and buy it the morning of release.

Dunkelgrun
10-02-2004, 08:03 AM
According to Amazon.co.uk that is. I don't really believe that this is true, every fool knows that it will be two weeks later than that. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

However, look at the picture. A very interesting aircraft for BoB indeed. The Spits and Hurris will have no chance of climbing high enough to intercept that before it runs out of fuel. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0001D1RN0/ref=pd_bxgy_img_2_cp/202-8769271-2909413

Chuck_Older
10-02-2004, 08:11 AM
They also want me to buy two products that aren't released yet, <span class="ev_code_RED">NOW!</span>

johnbn
10-02-2004, 08:29 AM
Chuck,
I take it from your appreciation of fine Scottish malts, the flower of Scotland reference in your sig and the photo of one of the finest formula one drivers ever born (Jim Clark for those who dont recognize him) that you are a descendant of Caladonia.

Just a hunch.

Breeze147
10-02-2004, 08:52 AM
Yeah, and you can't spell Caledonia.

Dunkelgrun
10-02-2004, 09:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tully__:
I strongly suspect that Amazon are using a FB/AEP screenie to sell BoB http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Most certainly. But why not use a Spit, 109 etc? Someone at Amazon doesn't know their **** from their elbow! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Cheers!

Chuck_Older
10-03-2004, 07:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by johnbn:
Chuck,
I take it from your appreciation of fine Scottish malts, the flower of Scotland reference in your sig and the photo of one of the finest formula one drivers ever born (Jim Clark for those who dont recognize him) that you are a descendant of Caladonia.

Just a hunch. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I lost this thread, sorry!


Well, I'm not 100% Scot.

See, the Scots were great travellers. They went all over Europe. My real last name is Scottish, and my ancestors are part of clan Murray. Clan Murray uses Blair castle as their seat, I'm told. But the other side of my family is Italian, the Puccinis.

And Clark is well, simply on a level never to be seen again. Schumacher is great, but could he have won 2 World Championships with rivals like Brabham, Hill, Rindt, Gurney, Amon, and Stewart?

I don't think so. My reasoning is not talent, it's temperment. Schumie's style up till recently would have gotten him killed in '60s F1, if not before he got there! 40% of the drivers in Clark's day died while racing, including the Master, Jimmy Clark. That's a chilling percentage when you consider that driving talent had nothing to do with most of the deaths. I don't think Schumie's temperment would have let him survive long. One of his famous shunts would have done him in before his first Championship. I mean, the cars left the ground in F1 back then and it was considered normal. No seatbelts until Clark died in a wreck, no aero, hard hard tires, and 400 bhp in a 2200 lb car that could do 197 mph (Gurney's Eagle at Spa-Francorchamps, 1967)! THAT took guts. Imagine if a bird hit you?! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

IL2-chuter
10-03-2004, 02:40 PM
Schumi couldn't make it in '67 because of his temperament? Clark then maybe couldn't make it now because of his temperament? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif I think you race what you have within your environment and both would adapt quite well to the other's situation, given an historical reversal. It's an interesting speculation. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

As an aside, I very much enjoy taking Clark and the guys on in my updated version of Grand Prix Legends. It took more than a year to begin to run consistantly competitive laps though . . . and even then, I can still toss it away in an instant . . . http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Chuck_Older
10-03-2004, 03:05 PM
I'm not sure I understand...Clark was criticised at one point for lacking a killer instinct- that he couldn't compete unless he had the edge- a notion he shattered at Monza in '67, a race he should have won after being three whole laps down, but his car ran out of gas.

He also was involved in the multiple fatality tragedy with von Tripps, but that wasn't because of temperment, I should think. If it were, than why was he considered the thinking man's racer? He also was demonstrably even tempered on many occasions, such as when on his least-loved track- Spa. He had seen many deaths there, and he approached the race differently from other racers, and while he didn't attack in like Gurney did, he had some of his best races there, on a track he despised. His crew would also note that his car had less wear on it than his team-mates'. If a lesser driver had been paired with Chapman, I think Lotus would have failed after the mid-sixties.

How would Clark's temperment get him into career-ending or life-threatening trouble today? I not sure I understand your point. He promoted the sport, just as Schumacher did. he would skip Monaco, the biggest F1 racing event, to go race at Indy, which was unheard of. He didn't cut everyone off in the first turn, like Schumie was notorious for. Instead, he'd use his talent to get a huge lead and wear down his opponents mentally as well as physically. That was also criticised, but that seems like sour grapes to me. It's not like the man was a just a good racer at the right place at the right time, he introduced new techniques into racing with his early entry, false apex clipping turn-ins at speed. Schumacher is phenomenal, but I feel confident saying Clark was equal to or better than Fangio. It took Schumie until this year to bump Clark on the 100 greatest driver's list in F1 mag. Clark's been dead since '68 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif


I haven't played GPL for some time...I think for a year and a half. I had a bad finger injury last spring and it was just impossible to play, I was driving one handed and maybe Stewart could do it, but not me. I have lost all my skills, I'm sure. Oh, well, I can just edit the Global Hype scaling...but isn't the updated GPL just great? I'm a Lotus driver, of course...or maybe Lotus lawn-mower is the right term http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif I actually managed to place 3rd in a race once in career mode. I think those were the only points I scored all season. It was at Monaco. Everyone but me, Rodriguez, and Hulme crashed at the hairpin. Since I was dead last at the time, I simply idled past the pile up and cruised to 3rd place. Never mind that it was also last place http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

adadaead
10-03-2004, 05:27 PM
Yeah and look at girl behind Clark grrr.

Anyway that picture looks like a screen shot from AEP with the latest patch cause the wheels on that Comet are on.

Obi_Kwiet
10-03-2004, 06:03 PM
We have no more info now than we did a week ago. That date means nothing.

WUAF_Badsight
10-03-2004, 10:20 PM
mid 2005 was the last date given for BoB's release by a Maddox Games staff member (oleg maddox)

WUAF_Badsight
10-03-2004, 10:21 PM
& nuvolari was the greatest . . . . .

Jasko76
10-04-2004, 01:16 AM
Fangio, Clark, Hill, Lauda, Senna & Schumi - finest Grand Prix drivers of their day. Whether they would be as succesfull in another period - why not? Some people got the right combination of talent/fearlessnes/crave for speed/cool nerves/mechanical knowledge/the will to win. I think all great drivers have it.

WUAF_Badsight
10-04-2004, 03:15 AM
getting off my brothers CRF250 & then onto my own XR200 im limiter to slow accell & more pig-like handeling . . . . . but its way eaiser to control & dominate cause im able to handel its performance way eaiser

my nephews GSX400 is soooo slow compared to my own 750 & in no way makes me feel anywhere near as "in danger" as a freinds 1100

point being if older generation driver come to our day , modern machinery would more than likely overwhelm their sences

what moder drivers would have to get to grips with is the lack of grip & more pig-like responses (lets face it , some of those cars were down right widow makers in their handeling *cough* ferrari *cough* . . . . . . *spits*)

only fair comparison to do is to evaluate what they achieved as compared to the competition they all had in their respestive era's

madsarmy
10-04-2004, 04:12 AM
Anyway back to BOB http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Billy_BigBoy
10-04-2004, 08:02 AM
June 2005?!?
My rig will be obsolete be than http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

BM357_TinMan
10-04-2004, 08:20 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Billy_BigBoy:
June 2005?!?
My rig will be obsolete be than http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Exactly why I am waiting for my next major upgrade until a couple of months before BoB comes out.

For now, I'm going to upgrade my video card and call it good for another year and a half or so.

Heavy_Weather
10-04-2004, 09:11 AM
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