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....bit of pressing the button twice syndrome.....deleted
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In celebration of my Sunbeam Talbot 90 spot over on the classic car spotting thread...

The Sunbeam-Talbot 90's second finest hour was probably in the Monte Carlo Rally of 1952.

Nice little film here of the British Contingent setting out from Glasgow at the start of the rally. No roll on roll off ferry for the competitiors then to get them over to the continent :!: :-D

It only lasts 1 minute and 6 seconds, but the characteristic Pathe musical accompaniment may get irritating by the end!



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Still not watching regular TV, but youtube et al still provide a bit of entertainment from time to time.

Enjoyed the Wheeler Dealer's E-Type Jag episode today. I may be out of a limb with this but I actually dont mind Mike Brewer, and Ed is of course always top quality! Their calculation of "profit" is of course laughable seing as Ed and his team always works for nothing!

Edit: removed the link....doesnt work any more , but an enjoyable episode if you track it down.

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Watched this the other day. Very nice shiny red Jaguar at the start, and slow to start, and quite a boring voice over, but all in all a fascinating insight into how engines and cars were made in the Jaguar Factory in 1961. Lots of manual effort and skill, and operation of many different machines to produce the end product. Only half an hour or so....considerably less time than an episode of bake-off or strictly!



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OK Jim, it might be OK for you to watch Guy Martin this evening (19:30, Channel 4). He is attempting to be the first human to fly a human powered airship across the English Channel. Not likely to have much high speed involved.

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Well, I enjoyed that. Guy Martin was his usual best, and he did manage to fly a human powered airship. I think he enjoyed himself, and others did as well.

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Missed that but I might look for it on catch-up if I have a few moments spare one evening...

Just about to start reading his autobiography - looks like it'll be an interesting read...

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Well, now Guy is trying to break the record for the fastest human powered boat (pedal powered, in this case), which has stood at 18knots since 1991.

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With the nights drawing in and a chill in the air, and nowt much on TV even if you have 200 channels, you may be able to pick something interesting from

"The Seven Wonders of the Industrial World".

and they are titled...The Great Ship, The Brooklyn Bridge, Bell Rock Lighthouse, The Sewer King, The Panama Canal, The Hoover Dam, and The Line.

Thanks to James (Hell Razor) for linking to the one on the Bell Rock Lighthouse on the "Picture(s) of the Day" thread

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Well, now Guy is trying to break the record for the fastest human powered boat (pedal powered, in this case), which has stood at 18knots since 1991.
Just read his autobiography "When you dead you dead..."

What a strange and peculiar bloke he is... He does not come across well at all and has some quite bizarre attitudes... Having said that though, I'd love to meet him and have a chat with him...

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Came across this, and watched it out of curiousity. You certainly get a good nose around a 1970 Citroen DS Pallas, and there is the odd talking point....this one has a column change....never knew......do they all have column change or was this just a US thing? and the wheel trims with the black and white spirals a la Marcel Duchamp creating an "interesting" if ultimately pointless 3D effect as the wheels turn :-D.

Sometimes I find USA presentation sytle can be a touch on the "boring" side although I am sure the presenter is a likeable young chap, so if you go for the full video, even with an interesting subject, you may fall asleep! Plastering videos from the USA are the worst!



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Wednesday of last week saw the 80th anniversary of the first UK television broadcast, from Alexandra Palace - on 2 November 1936.

Both the Baird mechanical and EMI-Marconi systems were used, in succession, and in competition. Baird lost. A rather splendid 35mm b&w film was made by the BBC at the time, "Television Comes to London", to record the event, and thank goodness, because there were no video recording systems available at the time, so no actual recording of the transmissions exists.

At the outbreak of War, Broadcasting House told Aly Pally to close down transmission at noon. They didn't - but that's another story.

Last week a rather good (and fun) recreation of that first night was screened:
Television's Opening Night: How the Box Was Born (90mins)
It's on iPlayer for another 25 days.

Definitely one for Jim, and anyone else into EHT, water-cooled valves, Emitrons, spinning discs, flying spots, and 55-sec-processed film, and breakthroughs on a shoestring - as well as cut-glass accents.

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I seeing it on the night Chris but must go and find it...

I did read all about it on the vintage wireless forum and it was very well received - if you pardon the pun!

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That sounds interesting...Just grabbed it off iPlayer and will definitely have a look at that when I get a chance!

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white exec wrote: Last week a rather good (and fun) recreation of that first night was screened:
Television's Opening Night: How the Box Was Born (90mins)
It's on iPlayer for another 25 days.
Thanks Chris, watched that last night...interspersed with my usual bouts of nodding off so I am not sure I got the full 90!

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