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    Inertest outside stock cars include Grand Prix racing Super Bikes and Moto GP big Valentino Rossi fan. PlayStation, Walking the dog, exploring Britain, holidays
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  1. EDD1

    BriSCA F1 is Back

    Glad to see that there’s going to be some racing this year, gutted though that I’ll probably get to 1 meeting maybe. Things have changed so much since 2016 I live in Rugby and used to have 4 tracks in a 40 mile radius with regular f1 meetings (Coventry, Northampton, Birmingham and Stoke) now I have none it’s a sad state of affairs for me at least.. Happy that we still have the V8s as I’ll be seeing more of them than I will F1s
  2. The H247 Gary Castell Car has always been a favourite of mine there’s just something about the lines of it that look right
  3. 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr 212 Frankie Wainman Snr 33 peter Falding 84/1 Tom Harris 391/1 Stuart Smith Snr 391 Andrew Smith 4 Dan Johnson 2 Paul Harrison 97 Murray Harrison 55 Craig Finnikin 390 Stuart Smith Jnr 53 John Lund 215 Geoff Nickolls 21 Mark Gilbank 16 Matt Newson H217 Ron Kroondor H22 Louw Wobbes H29 Durk Greidanus 7 Gordon Moody 167 Bill Batten H124 Wim Peeters 41 Carl Boardley 351 Barrie Lee 72p Simon Joblin 7p Shane Penn 25 drivers I would put very high in the top 100. Not in any particular order. (although you could argue Frankie is the best all round Stock Car driver given his success here and abroad)
  4. Just out of interest as most on here went in 70s & 80s (mine was Coventry 86) your first WF was fairly recent have you come to the sport as new fans? Or returning fans? Just wondering as would be great to know there are new fans coming to watch our great sport. On a personal note Coventry 2016 was one of the most enjoyable WFs I’ve been too as was working at cov as a marshal but had been relegated to the terraces for most of the year after a motorbike crash messed my knee up but I decided nothing was going to stop me working the WF and with the help of some painkillers and determination to be part of it I got through it and was so glad I did. We stood with Frankie Snr just after FWJ won I actually hugged Smiler as we all shook his hand before he went over to be with his boy. (sorry this has turned into a bit of a ramble) anyway my point was were you new to the sport in 2016?
  5. EDD1

    New track in Germany

    Ive thought many times when weve been there for the MotoGP (before they moved to Silverstone) and Superbikes that there could easily be a short oval built using the Melbourne hairpin. Its ideal most of the tracks already in place and as you say close too the paddock and facilitys would love to see Stock Cars there..
  6. The Wikipedia page is much better than it used to be as it used to say that meetings take place on field tracks!!
  7. EDD1

    Midlands track

    I dont get why Stock Cars bother with autosport show at all over the years Ive mentioned Stock Cars at circuit racing meetings and people have said those funny looking things with v8s in? IMO I dont think autosport show sheds a good light on Stock Cars at all as the sound doesnt carry right as its indoors and they come out go round in circles then go back in and the next formula is out its absolutely nothing like a real Stock Car race doesnt advertise the sport well at all. Motofest on the other hand whilst again isnt like a meeting proper shows the cars in a much better light and drivers have and crowd seem to have fun as the cars do donuts until the tyres burst and spinning the wheels out of the bends. Im a fan of all motorsport bikes or cars oval or circuit racing but I seriously doubt autosport shows brings a single new fan to a real stock car meeting. Motofest on the other hand maybe does?
  8. EDD1

    World champions

    It got to be Keith Chambers I dont think anyone would have put money on the 250 car winning the WF, Murray Harrison was in the right place at the right time but Ive always rated him as a driver even toward the end of his career he could have it with the best of them if the mood took him Lee Fairhurst was only a surprise because he stared from the back as he is a top driver as in you wouldnt count him out starting further up the front it was just a surprise on the night as he wasnt even in the WF to start with. You could also argue that Peter Falding was a surprise winner but he was always going to be a world champion as he was always fast and knew how to use the bumper again though like Lee you wouldnt have predicted it on the night..
  9. Coventry 1986 was my first World Final I was 9 at the time but I have surprisingly good memory of it. I remember the huge cheer from the crowd when Stuart Smith got taken out, I desperately wanted Frankie Wainman 212 to win but I did become a bit of a Peter Falding fan after he won something which I carried on with throughout his career and today with Jordon ~although I am first and foremost a Wainman fan~ I seem to remember it being a night of hard stock car racing. We lived in Brandon at the time and I was really excited as me my mum, my sister, great uncle and mums cousin walked up the hill with me telling anyone that would listen how Frankie Wainman was going to win although it was not to be. My sister and me autograph hunting in the pits. Good memories and Ive been to almost every WF since..
  10. EDD1

    Driver Of The Decade

    Frankie definitely driver of the decade for me Happy New Year to All Fellow Stox Fans
  11. EDD1

    Midlands track

    I havent read all the replys on this post but when we visited Leicester to watch the Bees race (I will just say that for all the speedway fans that want Coventry to reopen there was very little home side support) but back on subject Leicester is a really good venue and even reminded us a little of Coventry but with the outer fence from Mildenhall. Nice place to go racing really would love it to be Leicester..
  12. EDD1

    Colin North

    Tragic news Colins family and friends are in my heart Much Love to you all at this awful time.. Ed
  13. EDD1

    Midlands track

    Ive been to a few saloon only meetings and they do draw a decent crowd when we had them on at Coventry with the V8s/UK Mods/1600 Bangers and they bought a good size crowd. I remember going to the Saloon WF at Skegness a few years ago and the place was packed same size crowd as F1 WFs there. I know for certain that the top Banger Racers are getting good appearance money but Banger only meetings bring in big crowds Bangers have got a huge following particularly in the south of the country but yes the drivers are getting a good whack to race..
  14. Thank You Kindly. Couldnt make The Last Ever Meeting At Stoke gutted as had some good nights there, shall miss the place ☹
  15. EDD1

    Coventry Stadium

    Cant this topic just be put to bed once and for all. Coventry has gone and were not going to get it back no matter how much we all want it back and believe me it makes me feel very sad to say that as like Ive said before I loved that place but realistically its not going to reopen. Its false hope that it ever will open its doors to stock car racing again..
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