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The Fastlane Trivia Quiz....Show us your knowledge! (PART 2)

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Re: The Fastlane Trivia Quiz....Show us your knowledge! (PART 2)

Post by Jacob » 6 months ago

Latest post of the previous page:

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Keke Rosberg? He drove for Opel
I forget to say the correct answer. It was Rene Arnoux
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Post by hollie3sa » 4 months ago

We all know the beautiful and demanding Mount Panorama Circuit (aka Bathurst) as one of the most iconic, unique and most recognisable racetracks in the world.

But what was the it named before that (More precisely: the mountain the races are now held on)? And how did the track (and ofc the mountain) receive its current name?
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The indigenous name is Wahluu I believe.
Completely forgot to reply here. Sorry :blush:

Wahluu is the correct indigenous name. And here's a small excerpt from the website www.bathurstregion.com.au
Did you know that its indigenous name is Wahluu? Or that it was originally known as The Bald Hills? Or that it got its name back in 1934 when Bathurst Regional Council held a competition to rename the mountain and local resident Kathleen Walsh suggested Mount Panorama? There are many stories to be told about Mount Panorama, many of which are completely unrelated to the sport that made it so well known.


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Ok, here's a really tough one to solve:

What's the special connection between the very first and the very last meeting at Amaroo Park?

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 4 months ago

hollie3sa wrote:
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Ok, here's a really tough one to solve:

What's the special connection between the very first and the very last meeting at Amaroo Park?
Picnic in the park. (Clue!)

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Post by hollie3sa » 4 months ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
4 months ago
hollie3sa wrote:
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Ok, here's a really tough one to solve:

What's the special connection between the very first and the very last meeting at Amaroo Park?
Picnic in the park. (Clue!)
I have to admit, I don't know what you're referring to. Whatever it might be, I'm pretty certain I was thinking of something different :blush:

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 4 months ago

hollie3sa wrote:
4 months ago
Everso Biggyballies wrote:
4 months ago
hollie3sa wrote:
4 months ago

Ok, here's a really tough one to solve:

What's the special connection between the very first and the very last meeting at Amaroo Park?
Picnic in the park. (Clue!)
I have to admit, I don't know what you're referring to. Whatever it might be, I'm pretty certain I was thinking of something different :blush:
PM sent with what I was hinting at. Im intrigued as to what you were thinking of..... I like hearing new obscure tales relating to History.:smiley:

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Post by sadsac » 4 months ago

I have read about this somewhere before and it was something to do with a butchers picnic :huh:
any more i couldn't say :dunno:

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Post by hollie3sa » 4 months ago

The question was:
hollie3sa wrote:
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What's the special connection between the very first and the very last meeting at Amaroo Park?
sadsac wrote:
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I have read about this somewhere before and it was something to do with a butchers picnic :huh:
any more i couldn't say :dunno:
You're right. The butcher's picnic is part of the answer. The part I did not know about when I asked my question was what @Everso Biggyballies and I hat a quick chat about. Here's his explanation:
What I was referring to was that races on the first weekend were run in a format we call a 'Butcher's Picnic'. It is basically a combination of cars usually the top three finishers from each event of the day from all categories thrown in to a race event that basically has entries from every race of the day.
A Butcher's Picnic event was run at the first ever race meeting and also the final race at Amaroo Park was run as a Butchers Picnic in tribute to the opening day of Amaroo Park.


The full answer is this:

The very first meeting at Amaroo Park was held on 12th March 1967. Here's the entry list from the very first race:
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The last race meeting was held on 23rd August 1998. The very race of the very last meeting was a butcher's picnic.
Winner of that race was a certain Peter Mohr who, as you can see above, was also a participant in the first race ever held at Amaroo.

Or, as the source where I found the entry list said:
Yes, the result was staged somewhat, but the results are in the record book.

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Post by White six » 4 months ago

Name a F1 Grand Prix (in the live TV coverage era) where TV pictures entirely missed the leader retiring? No images from car at side of track, no images from pits, nothing.

Possibly more than one answer, but I have one in mind

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Post by erwin greven » 4 months ago

I saw that race, but damn.. can't remember which one, car, driver... At least i think it was a race in the late 80's
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Post by White six » 4 months ago

erwin greven wrote:
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I saw that race, but damn.. can't remember which one, car, driver... At least i think it was a race in the late 80's
The one I have in mind is a bit earlier, but like I say could well be more than one

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Post by erwin greven » 4 months ago

Ok. Now i have to say i have a very vague memory of races in the 80's.
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Post by Michael Ferner » 4 months ago

Brands Hatch, 1983. Now, I don't really remember who was leading, it was de Angelis and Patrese tearing away from the field and then colliding. No pictures on the telly from the incident, although I think Patrese continued a bit lower down the field, so it would have to have been de Angelis.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 months ago

OK here is an obscure one, dating back to the seventies to kickstart this thread again.
March had released the March 721X.... a dreadful car by all respects. Lauda and Peterson could not get to grips with it and results were bad.
March released an update.... the 721G.
Does anyone know the story of how it became the 721G, what the G stood for, or indeed anything about it.
Quite amusing story.
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Post by Michael Ferner » 2 months ago

Guinness Book of Records, it's been said. Don't know if it's true however, I somehow doubt it.

The car was built up from the then current Formula 2 March, bits strengthened here, bits added there. It was ready in no time at all, as it wasn't really a new design, but March bragged about having built a brand new Formula One in record time.
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Post by jimclark » 2 months ago

"OK here is an obscure one, dating back to the seventies to kickstart this thread again.
March had released the March 721X.... a dreadful car by all respects. Lauda and Peterson could not get to grips with it and results were bad."

I remember :smiley: ......the gearbox, and (smacking forehead)......'also remember that I don't remember the intricacies, dang it....... :down:
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 months ago

jimclark wrote:
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"OK here is an obscure one, dating back to the seventies to kickstart this thread again.
March had released the March 721X.... a dreadful car by all respects. Lauda and Peterson could not get to grips with it and results were bad."

I remember :smiley: ......the gearbox, and (smacking forehead)......'also remember that I don't remember the intricacies, dang it....... :down:
You are right that the 'X' had a strange gearbox that was worse rather than the godsend quantum leap they thought they had. They had with the 721X IIRC used a transverse devised by Alfa gearbox, that was going to transform the balance of the car, weight distribution etc, but apparently the linkage was appalling and left drivers not knowing whether when going say from 5th to 4th whether it would select 2nd or basically some unwanted gear. The negatives of the linkage and actuation far outweighed any benefits.
The 721G went to a more conventional gearbox but that is not the origin or reason of the G suffix.

So it is not G for gearbox.....

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