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    Quote Originally Posted by Sathanas View Post
    I'm in

    Cameron Smith. Make sure you spell it right, its pretty exotic
    You're playing Manly this weekend, shouldn't you be at training or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sathanas View Post
    I'm in

    Cameron Smith. Make sure you spell it right, its pretty exotic
    I'm with this guy, add my name. Peter Smith.
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    I see in the latest Repco cattledog in the mailbox today they are trotting out his likeness and a few pics of the old cars.
    Fortitudo et Superbiam

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    Can we insert a line thanking him for letting somebody back in 1969 take a mold off one of his repco brabhams to make the body for my race car. (he may or may not be aware of this event)
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    Stuart Crooks, also in for any sort of present to go with it.
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    got about 100 names so far.

    will have it printed on monday.

    any more suggestions for the text, or shall I leave it as is?
    Last edited by nastysven; 21-08-09 at 08:35 AM.
    .... 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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    1200! farken hell mate your pm must have been getting a workout

    can you post the latest version of the file?

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    dam typo....it is 100.


    this is where it is at now, I think I need to look at it again as I reckon the big paragraph need to be turned into 2 or 3 paragraphs, and I am still toying with the idea of wishing him well with his health, dialysis is not an ingredient for a long life.



    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 and international.

    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
    .... 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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    Quote Originally Posted by nastypaul View Post
    dam typo....it is 100.


    this is where it is at now, I think I need to look at it again as I reckon the big paragraph need to be turned into 2 or 3 paragraphs, and I am still toying with the idea of wishing him well with his health, dialysis is not an ingredient for a long life.



    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 levels from grass roots right through to national and international categories.

    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. To us you are (and always 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 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
    Made a few edits, the underlined bits.

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    Yeah add my name too the list if there is still time, Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by tremolo View Post
    You're playing Manly this weekend, shouldn't you be at training or something
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    nice work tremolo.

    we'll go with that I think.

    Maybe he does not need reminding he is ill.
    .... 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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    .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

    Dr Hoon
    .

    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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    Awesome work Paul. I might do a quick edit as well, mainly just comma's and shit though Will post it up once done.

    PM already sent, add my dad in as well if that alright, he's a massive fan of Jack.

    His name is Lewis, same last name

    Acutally, on another read, the letter looks fine.

    Thanks again!
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    PM sent, me and a couple mates give this two thumbs up !
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    make the deadline sunday? send monday?

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    Margaret: "What's that you're reading on the computer Jack?"

    Jack: "It's Performance Forums. You know, the mob that sent me that nice letter.."

    Margaret, reading over Jacks shoulder: "Oh that's lovely Jac.... Good Lord!! they certainly swear a lot don't they?"

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    I reckon the letter should be sent with the PF banner as the letterhead. We are what we are and I think he'd think the letter was some kind of shit stir if it was sent in some sort of PF form. He's an aussie, he'll appreciate us.

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    let's not kid ourselves... he was a hard cunt in his day

    he was respected by his fellow drivers, he didn't yield like no barichello
    Quote Originally Posted by boxxx

    Deutsche Bahn Rail: Trains are a great way to get lots of people concentrated into a small area, like a camp.
    ACA/TT: Where's the line between a car enthusiast and hoon? There is none

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    add me too if you can, only just saw the thread

    i reckon an image of jack in the PF banner would be a good addition

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    or maybe just his old badge

    Quote Originally Posted by boxxx

    Deutsche Bahn Rail: Trains are a great way to get lots of people concentrated into a small area, like a camp.
    ACA/TT: Where's the line between a car enthusiast and hoon? There is none

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    yeah,not a bad idea, probably a bit easier to make it the same colour as the banner

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    I will leave it till monday arvo, and then I will get it printed on some nice stock and get it sent away (have to find his address too).

    the following is a response to an email I sent around asking people to give me their names for the letter. The reply is from one of my good friends dad charlie (My mate died of a heart attack at 28, and we still keep in touch with the family, in fact charlie races the escort with no beer with my occasionally, and has owned more than a few quick cars back in the day). I thought some of you may appreciate it:






    You can put my name down. I have never met Jack but have followed his career with avid interest.I was lucky enough to sit next to Phil Irving on night at a Sunshine rotary meeting and was apparently the first person in the club to appreciate Phils place in Australian motor sport history The skunk works for Repco Brabham was in an old shed in Braybrook and I was fascinated by the insiders view on the Brabham era.As I was a petrol head I think Phil was relieved that he could converse with some one in the club about motor sport.We spoke of his role(Chief Engineer) for Repco .He was impressed that I had detailed knowledge of the history of himself and Jacks career.My father and brother had a garage and my brother had raced alongside the likes of Bob Jane Norm Beechey (whom I dug a tennis court for)
    _another story.We also spoke of Repco Holden Heads for the old grey motor and his pride and joy the Vincent motor bike which he developed.We also spoke about the Redex trials Of the fifties.I was indebted to Modern Motor and wheels magazines. I will never forget that night it was like being in presence of royalty except better.Getting back to Jack I have seen early footage of him( Movietone News when it was current) and I have always thought Jack Brabham represented Australia more humble than the other Aussie Hero at the time Don Bradman.I was lucky enough to live through those early days and shared the joy and passion of our first World Champion in Grand Prix and to repeat the performance with a car he built himself.I think he even raced in the Indyr in the US.
    .... 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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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Margaret: "What's that you're reading on the computer Jack?"

    Jack: "It's Performance Forums. You know, the mob that sent me that nice letter.."

    Margaret, reading over Jacks shoulder: "Oh that's lovely Jac.... Good Lord!! they certainly swear a lot don't they?"
    Give him access to the porn section and roller doors will be going up and down all over the place
    .... 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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    Please add my name to the letter too, Doug Middleton.

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