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Subject: [Leica] Congratulations to...
From: frank.dernie at (FRANK DERNIE)
Date: Mon Apr 14 00:27:22 2008

I was ;-)

--- "Robert D. Baron" <> wrote:

> Charlie Chan wrote:
> >I wonder how many of us are closet (or maybe overt)
> petrolheads.
> and also:
> >I grew up in Canterbury in the UK. This is only
> about 60 miles from
> Brands Hatch and so I went a lot in the 70s and 80s
> to Brands at the
> time when I suppose Frank was working with Williams.
> Now my continuing curiosity about the smallness of
> the world and the
> breadth of the LUG is aroused.
> In 1972 I was at the British Grand Prix at Brands
> Hatch.  It remember
> it in part because that was a much more casual time;
> you could buy a
> Paddock Pass (that's what we called them in the
> States, anyway) and
> wander around....I remember in particular a
> conversation I had with
> Peter Revson in the McLaren paddock (a roped off
> area in the grass!)
> about his racing in the TransAm sedan series over
> here....
> In 2004 I took a Porsche Driving School course at a
> racetrack in
> Alabama.  One of my instructors was a young (to me)
> Brit named Chris
> Hall.  We got to talking and learned he was also at
> that race (as a
> teenager) and he reminded me that  Emerson
> Fittipaldi won it in a
> Lotus.  (
> Now my question:  how many LUGers were at that race?
> On topic:  I shot color slides with an M3.  I wonder
> where they are today...
> --Bob Baron / Oklahoma City
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