Thanks for adding me Stephen - my main interest is Alfa Romeos, so I've joined that Group, but as anything motorsport floats my boat, having rallied and rac ed, I hope to be able to contribute here from time to time
I was interested that you included the tirade from Jeremy Clarkson about F1 and Rallying! As a former fan I now regard him as loathsome! He organised a "comparative test" of (iirc) a Maserati Merak, a Ferrari GT4 and a Lamborghini Urraco P250. They drove them literally to destruction (e.g. engine parts appearing through the exhaust system after knowing the engine oil was very low) for the enjoyment of barbarians - it was a complete disgrace and I have never watched Clarkson since (and that was around 10 years ago). I am glad he has gone, hopefully for good! Andy Owler
Thanks for the email. You have created a great site!
I signed up as I am looking to contract Brian Stark (http://www.thevrl.com/photo/1975-chevron-b297516). I dont think he is active and I was wondering if you could send him an email that I am looking to contact him. He has posted a few times about the above car which was my father's, and wanted to know if he still owned it.
Good day Stephen! You're my first contact with VRL, It looks like there's lots do discover here. Where are you? I'm on the coast of calif. not too far from Laguna Seca and Buttonwillow race courses. I'm less interested in racing than playing with the cars, maybe if I spent time racing, I'd find it more interesting, driving old non competitive cars against cars that have had hundreds of thousands dumped into them isn't very rewarding, VINTAGE racing initially was supposed to be a means of excersising our crocks, not less expensive SCCA racing.
I think the mindset is different in the UK with many still enjoying olde cars as a hobby, not an investment. Perhaps that's what this site is about.
How's that for starting RANT,
Thank you Stephen for the warm welcome. I was on a few other group sites before coming here and found you all on Google. What an amazing site, you all are so much more user friendly and the site is so easy to get around!! Given all the rich content on the site I can see this will take me some time to learn my way.
I had a racing colleague of mine recommend you all to me saying it was the best racing website out there and I needed to join. Well done.
A NICE SURPRISE. YOUR KINDNESS TO THIS OLD RACER IS APPRECIATED. WOULD LIKE TO MEET YOU AT THE GOODWOOD REVIVAL THIS SEPTEMBER. DROP BY THE MERCEDES FACTORY PADDOCK . I''M THE ONE IN THE FERRARI JUMP SUIT. THE OLD POOP SPORTING A GOATEE. CIAO