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  1. I think you'll find that it's xenophobic, Hobie. ZERO for spelling!
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    NASCAR news

    I didn't bother writing a report for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix two weeks ago because although there were a few good fights down the field, it finished as another Red Bull 1-2. I will give a special mention to Oliver Bearman who was a last minute stand-in for Ferrari and finished seventh in his first ever grand prix at just 18 years old. Today's race was the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. Max Verstappen claimed another pole, but was overtaken Ferrari's Carlos Sainz on the second lap. Max suffered a rare technical failure two laps later and had to retire his Red Bull when one of his rear brakes caught fire. Lewis Hamilton also retired at nearly one third distance when his Mercedes engine failed. His team mate George Russell crashed on the last lap leaving Mercedes pointless in Australia. Carlos Sainz went on to win the race with his team mate Charles Leclerc in second, followed by the McLarens of Lando Norris and local hero Oscar Piastri in third and fourth. Sergio Perez could only manage fifth in the second Red Bull. Carlos Sainz's victory was even more impressive because he missed the last race with appendicitis.
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    Hey guys

    According to my list, the Celebrity Speed Trap victims were: The Oak Ridge Boys who sang "Old Time Lovin'" in 'Granny Annie' Tammy Wynette who sang "Rocky Top" in 'The Hazzardville Horror' Hoyt Axton who sang "Speed-Trap" in 'Good Neighbors, Duke' The Oak Ridge Boys who sang "Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight" in 'State of the County' Dottie West who sang "Even if you Were Jesse James" in 'By-Line, Daisy Duke' Freddy Fender who sang "Jambalaya" in 'Bye, Bye Boss' Roy Orbison who sang "Pretty Woman" in 'The Great Hazzard Hijack' Donna Fargo who sang "Lonestar Cowboy" in 'Double Dukes' Johnny Paycheck who sang "Take This Job and Shove It" in 'The Fugitive' Buck Owens who sang "I've Got a Tiger by the Tail" in 'Hughie Hogg Strikes Again' Mickey Gilley who sang "Don't The Girls Get Prettier At Closing Time" in 'The Sound of Music - Hazzard Style' Mel Tillis who sang "Stay A Little Longer" in 'The Hazzardgate Tape' NB. Although the format was used in season 2, it wasn't until Dottie West was caught in season 3 that the 'Celebrity Speed Trap' name was used.
  4. Jaws I would've said card sharp, but apparently both are correct!
  5. Apparently we do, although I don't have anything but the free TV channels and an extensive DVD collection.
  6. Can I point out that this is the Hazzard Square thread which lists filming locations. I don't know why it's being used to discuss other issues when there are places for that elsewhere on HNet.
  7. HossC

    Dobie Gray

    That's not the Good Ol' Boys, that's the Good Old Song:
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    Dobie Gray

    I wasn't familiar with 'Drift Away', but found that I had it on a compilation album. It's very different to 'The "In" Crowd', but I liked it. Here's Waylon's version:
  9. There's been a Gordon Bennett race here in Ireland since 1903 - see here. There's a memorial to the race by the R418 a few miles north-east of Athy in Co. Kildare. I drove past it two weeks ago, but I've never stopped to look at it. You can read more here.
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    Dobie Gray

    This is the only Dobie Gray song I know. I like it, but can't call myself a fan if I don't know any others.
  11. I'd never even heard that anyone thought picnic was a racist word. It appears that Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Robert McKinzie made the claim in 2019 before it was subsequently debunked by professors of language and African-American history. Yet another case of someone jumping to conclusions without all the facts. At least Cadbury's won't have have to change the name of their chocolate bar on the this side of the Atlantic!
  12. PAUL Savage Writer of a couple of early episodes.
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    NASCAR news

    That's pretty much why they introduced the DRS (Drag Reduction System) in F1. The aerodynamics of the modern cars leaves a hole in the air making it difficult to follow closely. Now, at certain places on each circuit (between 1 and 3 locations depending on the track), if a driver can get within a second of the car in front of them at the detection spot they can open a flap on the rear wing, which gives them a few km/h extra. However, on some tracks a DRS train forms behind a slightly slower car, and as everyone is within a second of the car in front of them, they all get DRS!
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    NASCAR news

    The first race of the F1 season took place yesterday in Bahrain, and it was pretty much a continuation of last year. Max Verstappen took pole and went on to win the race with his Red Bull team mate in second (albeit 22 seconds back). Behind them, the Ferraris, McLarens and Mercedes were all pretty close, although Mercedes had a battery issue which meant they couldn't show their full potential. Only a week to go until the next race in Saudi Arabia.
  15. I've never noticed either. I checked my DVD and the image isn't much clearer. My guess would be a member of the public keeping off the road as the cars go by, but it could've been a crew member keeping an eye on filming. It wouldn't be the only time that a crew member or equipment was visible in the show!
  16. Witches (Salem witch trials)
  17. HossC

    NASCAR news

    Just a reminder that Garrett started a commercials thread back in 2010 (it's been quiet for a while). I only had a quick look at the first page, and there are a few videos missing, but you'd expect that after 13 and a half years. You can find it here.
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    NASCAR news

    I would've thought that anyone who had it taped would avoid a thread called "NASCAR News" until they'd watched it. I don't have the pay channel that shows F1 races live, so I watch the highlights a few hours later and make sure that I don't listen to the news or look at any sports websites until I know the result.
  19. My curiosity got the better of me and I googled it, although I knew several of the other manufacturers acronyms I came across.
  20. Translate Yes, best not to post the full acronym, Hobie.
  21. All G8s were made in Australia (Elizabeth, South Australia to be precise) by Holden (Australia's arm of GM). They put a different grille on a Holden Commodore and called it a Pontiac.
  22. Australia The Pontiac G8 is a rebadged Holden Commodore (still looks like a great car). BTW. Spike, why do college girls drink gas on spring break?
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    NASCAR news

    It sounds like Dale Earnhardt Sr's death affected NASCAR in a similar way to which Ayrton Senna's death at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix affected F1. I still remember watching that race live even though it'll be the 30th anniversary later this year. BTW, Dale Earnhardt Sr passed away in 2001, so tomorrow is 23 years since his death.
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