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    a letter to Sir Jack Brabham

    as per the Australian story thread, I am going to post this off soon to the old fella.

    Dear Sir Jack,

    After watching you on Australian Story on the ABC, we at performanceforums.com decided it was necessary for us to get together and let you know that you are not forgotten in Australia. We, as a group, would like you to know that your achievements and success will be long remembered and revered.

    For many of us you are an icon of motorsport, and source of inspiration. Your involvement with the sport is longer than most of as have been alive, and we acknowledge the huge impact you have had on the sport. Pushing your car over the line to take the WDC at the Sebring GP in '59 is an example of both your guts and everything that we love about motorsport and Australia. We doubt that any of the current crop of F1 superstars would have a tenth of the ‘balls’and grit it took to achieve what you have in your racing career, achievements that to this day are un matched.

    We are all proud to be able to say that we, like you, are Australian motorsport supporters and will continue to be so while we can.

    We, as a group, would like to thank you for your involvement, efforts and accomplishments, and wish you the best for your future.

    With kind regards, and much respect,

    The members of Performanceforums.com




    any one wishing to have their name attached (real ones) either post or PM them to me and I will print out a list and post it off to him.

    I think this is a great idea and urge any one who agrees with me to attach their name.

    cheers, Paul
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    2ND paragraph....."you HAVE been an icon of motor sport" ...past tense??

    he is still alive

    should read....................... "you ARE an icon.... present tense???

    note the question marks, it didn't sound correct.[to me]
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    Should we include a paragraph introducing who we are?
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    yeah chuck my name on there "Hugh Johnson" nah Bryan Crook
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    Quote Originally Posted by DATZED View Post
    Should we include a paragraph introducing who we are?
    Unless we turn it into a pseudo rant in which case he should know who we are......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave75 View Post
    2ND paragraph....."you HAVE been an icon of motor sport" ...past tense??

    he is still alive

    should read....................... "you ARE an icon.... present tense???

    note the question marks, it didn't sound correct.[to me]
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    how correcvt you are good sir.

    Appreciate it, I am no journalist
    .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

    Dr Hoon
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    DrNick is king!!!! No, Mark Webber is now! Long live the king!... hold on a minute mate, Ricci is in charge now

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    LOl....nastypaul, made a few edits. I reckon if we dont get a substantial amount of members names, just leave it as a letter on behalf of performanceforums.
    Dear Sir Jack,

    After watching you on Australian Story on the ABC, we at performanceforums.com decided it was necessary for us to get together and let you know that you are not forgotten in Australia.

    Performanceforums is a large close knit car community based in Australia with a handful of ‘ex-pats’ residing internationally, totalling 1000+ members. It’s a community with a strong interest in motorsport with many members competing in various categories at a grass roots level with some at a national level.

    An overwhelming majority of members watched your story on ABC on Tuesday night and after discussion felt compelled to write to you.

    We, as a group, would like you to know that your achievements and success will be long remembered and revered. For many of us you have been an icon of motorsport, and source of inspiration. Your involvement with the sport is longer than most of as have been alive, and we acknowledge the huge impact you have had on the sport. Pushing your car over the line to take the WDC at the Sebring GP in '59 is an example of both your guts and everything that we love about motorsport and Australia. Watching this footage in black and white struck many close to heart as a display of true Australian grit and determination. We doubt that any of the current crop of F1 superstars would have a tenth of the ‘balls’and grit it took to achieve what you have in your racing career, achievements that to this day are un matched. An era when men were men.

    We are all proud to be able to say that we, like you, are Australian motorsport supporters and will continue to be so while we can.

    We, as a group, would like to thank you for your involvement, efforts and accomplishments, and wish you the best for your future.

    With kind regards, and much respect,

    The members of Performanceforums.com
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    I'm happy to put my (real) name to this letter, great idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by nastypaul View Post
    ...Your involvement with the sport is longer than most of us have been alive...
    Fix this and add my name Tony Maxwell to the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DATZED View Post
    LOl....nastypaul, made a few edits. I reckon if we dont get a substantial amount of members names, just leave it as a letter on behalf of performanceforums.
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    Dear Sir Jack,

    After watching you on Australian Story on the ABC, we at performanceforums.com decided it was necessary for us to get together and let you know that you are not forgotten in Australia.

    Performanceforums is a large close knit car community based in Australia with a handful of ‘ex-pats’ residing internationally, totalling 1000+ members. It’s a community with a strong interest in motorsport with many members competing in various categories at a grass roots level with some at a national level.

    An overwhelming majority of members watched your story on ABC on Tuesday night and after discussion felt compelled to write to you.

    We, as a group, would like you to know that your achievements and success will be long remembered and revered. For many of us you have been an icon of motorsport, and source of inspiration. Your involvement with the sport is longer than most of as have been alive, We are incredibly proud of the huge impact you, a fellow Australian has made on the sport . Pushing your car over the line to take the WDC at the Sebring GP in '59 is an example of both your guts and everything that we love about motorsport and Australia. Watching this footage in black and white struck many close to heart as a display of true Australian grit and determination. We doubt that any of the current crop of F1 superstars would have a tenth of the ‘balls’and grit it took to achieve what you have in your racing career, achievements that to this day are un matched. An era when men were men.

    We are all proud to be able to say that we, like you, are Australian motorsport supporters and will continue to be so while we can.

    We, as a group, would like to thank you for your involvement, efforts and accomplishments, and wish you the best for your future.

    With kind regards, and much respect,

    The members of Performanceforums.com


    ding ding... we have a winner.

    top stuff.
    Last edited by nastysven; 19-08-09 at 04:05 PM.
    .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

    Dr Hoon
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    DrNick is king!!!! No, Mark Webber is now! Long live the king!... hold on a minute mate, Ricci is in charge now

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    I would be happy to put my name on it as well


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    In, with name.

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    Bill's done the Nurby 24hr, so this line should read: "....many members competing in various categories at a club level with some at a national & even international level."
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    ^^ Good point.
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    Put my name on it too,

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    anyone who doesnt put their name down is a cunt really.

    awesome idea.

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    +1 for me - great concept and well written on the revised version (first one was good - Datzed's is REALLY good!)

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    it seems rather contrived to be sending him stuff saying how much he's appreciated only after a TV show on how unappreciated he is in his own country.

    but if you really must send him something, how about you take the time to research his career and mention something other than the example they gave in Australian Story of pushing the car over the line at Sebring? All that says is "we know nothing about you other than what the telly told us on Monday"

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    if ya think so. eg????

    While I agree that it is a pity it took this show to motivate us, I dont think it will come across as contrived or in sincere, research or not.

    I was more wondering If we should wish him well with his health. Dialysis is not an ingredient for a long life.
    .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

    Dr Hoon
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    DrNick is king!!!! No, Mark Webber is now! Long live the king!... hold on a minute mate, Ricci is in charge now

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    how funny would it be if he came on here and read the off-topic section, would be quite funny.

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    After watching you on Australian Story on the ABC, we at performanceforums.com decided it was necessary for us to get together and let you know that you are not forgotten in Australia.
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    After watching you on Australian Story on the ABC, us cunts at performanceforums.com have decided it was necessary for us to get together and let you know that you are not forgotten in Australia.
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    Your involvement with the sport is longer than most of as have been alive, and we acknowledge the huge impact you have had on the sport
    i don't like the "we acknowledge" bit. sounds a bit cold.

    how about

    We are incredibly proud of the huge impact you, a fellow Australian has made on the sport

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    Superb idea, would have good to have seen the show as well (anyone record it and wanna upload)..

    Anywho, whack me on there, Sir Fondles AKA Jerome Cotter.

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    Doesn't admin have everyone's name?

    Put a poll on it, if majority rules then print all the names off and attatch them. Personal touch. And name and shame anyone who objects

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrd View Post
    it seems rather contrived to be sending him stuff saying how much he's appreciated only after a TV show on how unappreciated he is in his own country.
    In a way, I think we (as motorsport people) are a bit "insulated" from how little he is known in Australia. I just assumed he was a household name everywhere, and everybody knew of his achievements. The reason for this is when I go to motorsport events (such as Speed on Tweed) and see him (and a huge number of his cars) there, I just think "great, good on them for recognising him" without realising that all the non-motorsport followers are blissfully unaware of his achievements.

    PM with name coming. Thanks for putting it together nastypaul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrd View Post
    it seems rather contrived to be sending him stuff saying how much he's appreciated only after a TV show on how unappreciated he is in his own country.

    but if you really must send him something, how about you take the time to research his career and mention something other than the example they gave in Australian Story of pushing the car over the line at Sebring? All that says is "we know nothing about you other than what the telly told us on Monday"
    On the flipside, perhaps its exactly what would cheer him up?
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    I think we need to petition some of KRudd's millions to fund some sort of race track in his honour.
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