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  1. On 4/1/2021 at 1:51 PM, HossC said:

    ... but F1 cars run in the rain, and they're often among the best races!

    Well, we had a wet start to the race in Italy today, and it produced some great driving and a few crashes (admittedly not many by NASCAR standards!). Hamilton made a rare mistake, but made an impressive recovery to finish second and with the fastest lap.

    While I've got the thread diverted to F1, it was announced earlier today that the Austin Grand Prix will be joined by a new race in Miami in 2022 to give the US two grands prix next year. The 3.36 mile circuit will be around the stadium of the Miami Dolphins - more info here.

  2. On 4/16/2021 at 8:39 AM, Skipper Duke said:

    Dukes of Hazzard Fun Fact: Actor Jack Palance (Curly) from the movies City Slickers and City Slickers II played the voice of Black Jack Perril in The Dukes of Hazzard Racing For Home game the PlayStation and PC Windows versions.

    I'm just wondering where you found this information, because IMDb.com says that Black Jack Perrill was voiced by Jeffrey Buckner Ford (as Jeffrey Ford). I can see a resemblance between the character of Black Jack Perrill and Jack Palance, but can't find any other connection between the two.

    As an aside, was it just a coincidence that the game had Black Jack Perrill and 'The Meeting' in season 2 had Black Jack Bender? Boss used to run 'shine to Chicago for the latter. Funnily enough, Black Jack Bender refers to Boss as Curly, which was the name of Jack Palance's character in 'City Slickers'.

  3. 23 hours ago, RogerDuke said:

    I'm feeling better now. It definitely feels good to unplug occasionally in these crazy times.


    21 hours ago, Hobie Hartkins said:

    glad you're back!

    I must've had a busy week, Roger,  because you were almost back before I realized you'd gone. As Dan Hicks once said, "How can I miss you when you won't go away?" ;) Of course, in reality, I agree with Hobie's comment.


  4. 45 minutes ago, Spike said:

    Michele Mouton won a few WRC Rally Races.

    Michèle Mouton nearly won the WRC in 1982, eventually finishing a close second. She also won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 1985, setting a new record, and won her class in the 1975 Le Mans 24-hour race.

    Looking back, it's interesting to see how some drivers competed in such a variety of events.

  5. Another hijack of the thread for a belated tribute. On March 16th we lost German racing driver Sabine Schmitz after a four year battle with cancer. She was just 51.

    Despite having a successful racing career, it was her first appearance on 'Top Gear' that brought the "Queen of the Nürburgring" to a worldwide audience. The Nürburgring is a 12.9 mile track with 147 corners that's located in the middle of a German forest. Sabine was born there and knew the track better than anyone.

    Here's the Top Gear Special tribute which aired last night. It includes contributions from TG presenters old and new as well as a variety of people from the world of motorsport.


  6. 16 hours ago, HossC said:

    The actor is Burton Gilliam... You may also know him from 'Blazing Saddles'...

    With nothing good on TV last night, I decided to watch 'Blazing Saddles' again. I'd forgotten that Burton Gilliam had one of the lead parts and featured in a DVD extra documentary. Here he is in the movie. It's one of the screengrabs I posted in the Hazzard Square thread, because they used the Warner Brothers Western set which was next to Midwest Street at the time - see all the pictures here.


  7. 8 hours ago, Hobie Hartkins said:

    I always thought the name " Heep" was a funny sounding name!  Burton Glliam ( I 'm not sure how to spell his last name) played several times in the series and never seemed to be type cast!

    The actor is Burton Gilliam - his other Dukes appearance was as Tom Colt in 'Double Sting' (minus the mustache). Maintaining the "Colt" connection, he played the Colt gun salesman in 'Back to the Future III'. You may also know him from 'Blazing Saddles' or classic 80s shows like 'Knight Rider', 'The A-Team' or 'The Fall Guy'.

    8 hours ago, Hobie Hartkins said:

    What's Irish and sits on the back porch all night long?...........Patio  Furniture!! :)   

    Or the Irishman who's always bouncing off the walls? Rick O’Shea!

    There's actually an Irish radio personality who goes by the pseudonym Rick O'Shea, which reminds me that there's a radio DJ from near here who now works in the UK who uses the name Robin Banks.

  8. 16 hours ago, RogerDuke said:

    I see I just got post number 12,000. It's too bad none of them made any sense. I guess you could say the quantity is there but not the quality. 

    Congratulations, Roger, I missed that landmark. I managed to pass the post count of the recently mentioned DaisyMaeDuke last week, but I'm still nearly 1,000 behind BoJamesDuke and l don't even have half of your score!

  9. 1 hour ago, Spike said:

    Might soon see the Cup cars racing in the rain on small ovals. In addition to testing the next gen car at Martinsville today they will also be testing rain tires on the cars to see if it's feasible. 

    I'd like to see that. I know the parameters are completely different, but F1 cars run in the rain, and they're often among the best races!

  10. 1 hour ago, Spike said:

    Had the fun of upgrading the lady that married me and the wife to a  Windows 10 PC yesterday. She's had a Win XP pc for the last decade+. Fun part was trying to explain that microsoft done away with the version of Outlook she's always used. She's not a fan of the new email she has to use, to say the least lol, at least I was able to transfer her email address book to the new email to make the transition easier. Will be teaching her some more about the new pc today. 


    I can recommend Classic Shell if she doesn't like the Windows 10 start menu.

  11. To wander briefly off-topic, while I was watching a bit of last night's race there was a commercial for Dr. Pepper Cream Soda. This is the first time I've heard of it, and unless any of the expensive specialist shops here stock it, I doubt that I'll get to try it. I just wanted to know if it was any good as I like Dr. Pepper and cream soda separately. Maybe I'll just mix my own!

  12. :previous:

    Thanks, Spike. I haven't watched any NASCAR races for ages, but had to tune in for a few laps last night. A dirt race is certainly different. I just got to see the end of stage 1 before bed. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. obviously made a good comeback - he was slipping into the mid-teens when I was watching.

  13. 13 hours ago, Skipper Duke said:

    Any idea y'all why other Dukes of Hazzard websites www.hazzardonline.com and www.dukefarm.com etc have gone defunct?

    I don't think I've visited either of those sites. www.hazzardonline.com still appears to be available, but there's no trace of www.dukefarm.com. I know of a few other Dukes sites that are still running, but I can also name some that have disappeared over the past decade. HazzardNet may well be the only remaining Dukes forum after cglfc.com shut down about five years ago. I never joined cglfc.com, but I did read posts there from time to time.

    At the end of the day, it costs money to keep places like HazzardNet alive. We should be thankful that our Supreme Superior Commander is such a dedicated Dukes fan!

  14. 14 hours ago, Hobie Hartkins said:

    I can't say I didn't like them but I was " Non-plussed" to say the least!

    I'd have to agree with you, Hobie. After Waylon, none of balladeers in the movies that followed left any lasting impression on me. The only one I really remember at all is Mac Davis in the 'Hazzard in Hollywood' movie because he appeared on screen a few times. Lots of the things Waylon said are worth quoting, but I can't immediately think of a single quote from any of the others.

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