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  1. I agree 100 percent. I keep advocating that the likes of the British Rallycross Championship approach Codemasters and just give them the rights to the championship. But with clear caveats that when they have the daily and weekly events they have in game on Dirt that Codemasters also push that with info about the actual event. Essentially a mutually beneficial event that costs almost nothing for those involved and can be used for promotion both ways. When I was still out regularly I'd have been delighted with the idea that I could tell a sponsor my car is in a game that sells hundreds of thousands of copies. I remember being on one of the biggest UK rally forums years ago and myself and one of the other younger people were taking about how the likes of Twitter and YouTube would be great for publicising events and generating interest. We got told they would never be successful. Tell that to Ken Block!
  2. That would be some rallycross, they started an historic class a few years ago. You can get brand new Escort Mk2 body shells now, if I had the cash I'd be looking at building a historic to try and run in that. But I'll have to stick to modern BMWs for now as they are a bit more cost effective. The combination of the loss of grandstand and then the rise of F1 under Bernie really hit everything else. For me the chase the other categories went into for the TV cash was a huge error and saw to lots of it disappearing from people minds and I think things might never come back. The British Touring Car Championship is a fucking farce as far as I am concerned now, the cars are very well engineered in comparison to the cars of the past but they just don't have that level of spectacle. Never mind the driving standards, I think they just let those go as without the accidents then they have no show. However, they carry out manoeuvres that would see anyone at club level in saloon cars or karts facing a ban. Although I'd be interested to see how rb14 views that as he's a circuit man whereas I spent most of my time in the woods and country lanes bouncing of trees and walls. Rouse and Soper showing how it should be done. Close racing, but showing each other respect and actually driving around each other. That's racing, not just banger racing like it's turned into now. The historic seen is the only aspect that seems to be thriving, the downside of that is that costs are really high for it. Although you will always have some resale value in your car and it will remain eligible and competitive. I could go on for hours on this, I've had many a discussion trying to argue that rallying and rallycross need to rethink and try to do something different to generate some interest. But the old guard just don't seem to want to listen to a lot of it. When was the last time anyone heard about rallying head something about the sport in the news? Other than when the shit rags get hold of it because of the very rare bad accidents that have occurred when they take the opportunity to very badly report things, a friend of mine was navigating several years ago on a rally where someone was killed, a photo of their car was shown on the front page of the Scottish rag with sponsors on display and a headline like "Rally Car kills spectator", except it wasn't their car who hit them. The Motorsports Association has a new chairman who is saying a lot of the right things about doing things to help club level. Time will tell on that one. On a lighter note, I've been talking to some of the kids at Uni as obviously I've seen the group B cars (the Quattro's and Metro V6s etc.) in the flesh when I was a kid. The videos on youtube get some of the effect of those cars across. But they don't capture how the ground shook as they went past and just how insane they seemed. Most of them don't believe me when I say you could hear them from several miles away through almost the entirety of the stage at some times.
  3. I have this and absolutely love it, mainly as it has a LOT of focus on the early days when even factory teams were a little bit amateurish and the sport was actually, you know, a sport. It also has some extras with Alex Zanardi which I love as he's absolutely ace. There was also a really good BBC documentary with him a couple of years afterwards as well. He's a very wonderful human being in my opinion.
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    The Twitter Way

    I purely use it for business stuff, from a cynical side it works well from an SEO side of things for certain aspects and I've actually ended up generating a little bit of work just through interacting with a couple of race teams and individual drivers. Steer clear of anything politics or football related though. If I want to see people endlessly repeating the same point to each other and fighting over the same things over and over and over again I can just come on here. How is you dad anyway?
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    Summer 2019 Transfer Thread

    On point 1, what a fucking moron. Point 2, I haven't seen it, but it appears I should check it out. Sounds like I won't be disappointed.
  6. chevettehs

    Summer 2019 Transfer Thread

    I still stand by my statement, mainly because he's still a complete and utter self obsessed cock womble.
  7. chevettehs

    Summer 2019 Transfer Thread

    Do UEFA and FIFA not have rules about bringing the sport into disrepute? If they do, they should definitely ban that self obsessed fucking wanker. When did he carry them by the way? The 10 or so times a year when he decided he should bother his arse for that match?
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    The shitness of modern football

    He was a total whopper about joining Chelsea as well years ago. Talented, but clearly a massive, massive cunt.
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    American Politics

    It's the same over here. I've said this before on here, we're involved in conflicts I think we should be staying out of and shouldn't be there. However, if you're sending people over there to fight there should be no way at all that someone who ends up mentally affected or physically injured should be relying on a fucking charity to look after them. They have shit like Help For Heroes going to Downing Street because of a charity event, but no fucker holding the twats in power to account for the fact there should be no need whatsoever for it even to exist. If the government can afford to send them over there to fight they can afford to look after them if something bad happens. Say we shouldn't be there and you're a terrorist sympathiser who hates the benign and mighty Great Britain, but sending people to die and get injured and not helping them afterwards is just fine and dandy.
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    Summer 2019 Transfer Thread

    I've no idea whether he is a good player or not. However, it does seem very obvious that he is a bit of a helmet.
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    Other Football - 2018/19 Season

    I would like it very much if England decided he wasn't good enough for them. Far rather he spent his summers looking after himself rather than fucking about with them.
  12. chevettehs

    Computers and consoles - what have you got?

    Totally agree, the prices are crazy for a lot of the stuff now. The way they messed about with Business Sellers and such like didn't help either, loads of stuff is just priced at Buy Now rather than auctions and letting the market find it's level. So people see others with it listed at a high price and do the same. The Amstrad console I have has a cheapest one of £116 buy it now on ebay now and one at auction which is up to £50 with 3 days to go. I'm sure I paid about £15 for mine.
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    Ebay wankers.

    That's standard, you get it all the time with cars. People calling about a car and then saying they can get the same car on ebay for £50. Well, yeah you can, assuming you don't mind the fact the one on ebay has no floors and no MOT when the one I am selling is pretty much perfect and has nothing wrong with it at all and has 12 months MOT on it. My stock response to that is just "well I would buy the ebay one if that's what you want". Trouble is these are the people you don't want to sell to as they will become a pain if there are any issues down the line. I don't know how much of it is people being tight and how much is just that people are stupid and don't actually know what they are looking at.
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    No it will be fine Rico, the stuff about regulations that I was on about on here ages ago which they've also mentioned is nonsense. The rest of the world will just bow down to our superiority, we used to have an empire don't you know, at least until those uppity foreigners forgot what was best for them and decided they didn't want it. Anyway, what the fuck would the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders know about what affects selling and making cars? They clearly can't know as much as genius like Boris or the clearly insightful and not at all disingenuous Farage. As I was saying ages ago on the regulations thing we're going to be bound by them anyway if we still want to sell to the EU (and surely everyone no matter where they lie in the debate realizes we still will have to sell to our biggest export market) means we're stuck with it anyway. Just like the rest of the world is stuck with making right hand drive cars if they want to sell here. The biggest issue I see on the regulations side is simply that British Standards probably can't cope, much of the regulatory side was just ceded to the EU and had almost no oversight by the UK, something none of the politicians want to admit while they are slagging the EU of for something that they simply ignored. With the fire safety side of things we had waiting times of several months to get things tested for approval as there was one person available to test our kit. If she was off you couldn't even get a simple query answered as she was the only person who knew about those regulations. At the moment you can also use the European testing houses, but if British regs then don't match theirs it may not be possible. Unless we have the European testing houses also testing for things to come over here if we do indeed have our own regs. We're going to end up like Swanson sorting out his workshop, "no we're making people manufacture things to the British regulations, if that happens to overlap with the EU regulations......"
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    Computers and consoles - what have you got?

    I went through a stage in the still relatively early days of the internet when ebay was a new thing and yahoo also had an auction site, which was miles better than ebay but yahoo shut it down. You could pick stuff up for very little money so I bought loads of odds and sods. Between what I had bought as a kid for the Spectrum and then topped up with ebay/yahoo buys I must have well over 500 original games plus the inevitable collection of C90 tapes with loads of copied stuff as well. The Lynx and GameGears were just bought because I was obsessed with them as a kid but never got one. When I am finally back to having my own place (hopefully in the next year or so) I intend to get them all setup again.