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Offline PorkPie

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3645 on: March 16, 2013, 08:00:20 AM »
Reverend, mate....

there you on my place in Germany and you say nothing.....it would be easy to meet and to have some fun together....by the way...in Neckarsulm is the largest motorcycle collection on earth....it is 50 km (30 mph) north of Stuttgart....and in Sinsheim is the famous Blue Flame....is 80 km (50 mph) north....much more to see....

by the way....about your opinion to the museum Mercedes and Porsche....I can confirm this...the Porsche museum is like a fridge...no emotion...
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3646 on: March 16, 2013, 09:32:50 AM »
Reverend, mate....

there you on my place in Germany and you say nothing.....it would be easy to meet and to have some fun together....by the way...in Neckarsulm is the largest motorcycle collection on earth....it is 50 km (30 mph) north of Stuttgart....and in Sinsheim is the famous Blue Flame....is 80 km (50 mph) north....much more to see....

by the way....about your opinion to the museum Mercedes and Porsche....I can confirm this...the Porsche museum is like a fridge...no emotion...
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3647 on: March 16, 2013, 11:56:36 AM »
Apologies porkpie but it was a fly in fly out affair of three days with 16 University students in tow. I know that sounds like a party looking for a venue but they are pretty square with very few shenanagins so better wait until I bring the wife over, much more trouble can occur given her part Irish part Spanish part Maori heratage....

 Back in the UK now but planning to be back in Europe over Summer.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3648 on: March 24, 2013, 03:06:07 AM »
For all those who couldn't join James, Pete and Graham at Speedweek, Australia... here is a small visual diary of what I witnessed. Very light on captions... the pictures should do the talking.

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Monday scrutineering




Grahams' run...






For Wayno...




Monday evening pits lock down...




Tuesday on the main track...




When I look at this image I'm reminded of Mawson in Antarctica




Tuesday mornings' racing was delayed after a car rolled on the main track. Dr Goggles buckled up and unbuckled more than a few times during the delay.










During the delay Pete retired to the F-Truck seeking shade...




Dr Goggles retired to his trailer...






Finally... time to run. The 205 run.








Back in the pits...


















Wednesday morning before sunrise... this is me hanging with the good Doctor and Pete.




Wednesday run... only made a quarter mile before returning to the pits.  :cry:






Thursday... Dr Goggles didn't run so a sunset shoot with a couple of cold beers was the finish to the day.


















Friday morning... Grumm and Brett DeStoop share some man love. NB: Brett dismounted from his bike at 240mph only a few hours later... he walked away... dazed and confused but with little more than some bark missing and minor bruising.




Pre-staging Friday morning...






Waiting to talk to Dr Goggles... easier to manage after coffee.




Front of the pre-stage queue.




Heading off on the 215 run.






Packing up...




Esky (cooler) bath.








Breaking down the last of the pits...







all images copyright Simon Davidson
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3649 on: March 24, 2013, 04:34:20 AM »
Beautiful work Simon  :cheers:




Can't help but notice Jon Bennet of "Australian Streamliner Bike Build" and his "I reject your reality and substitute my own" t-shirt , what else would a special construction builder wear?.......... Jon was invaluable during the week, the friendships you make.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3650 on: March 24, 2013, 04:54:09 AM »
This shot of Simon's is during the diff swap, after we'd found the pinion to be loose. In the middle is Andre Van Schie, diff whiz and on the right is Damon a friend of Tiny's( Generator Shovel here) from Broken hill, who likewise, was invaluable during the week



.....hey Damon, if you're watching, are those your Vans that are still in the back of my Effie?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3651 on: March 24, 2013, 09:09:33 AM »
Thank you Simon. Great story in photos.  Congrats to the Sunshine crew, both permanant and temps.   :cheers:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3652 on: March 24, 2013, 10:11:31 AM »
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3653 on: March 24, 2013, 12:41:20 PM »
  Very neat! If any of you make it over here for Speed Week drop by the Salt Cat pits and there may be a beer available to help you through the heat. [Even if it is some nasty American brew].
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3654 on: March 24, 2013, 03:49:23 PM »



Hey it might look small from the outside, but inside it has all the accoutrements

 
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3655 on: March 24, 2013, 03:53:31 PM »
Nice one Simon :cheers:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3657 on: March 24, 2013, 09:07:28 PM »
Ahhh! The Tardis for the good Dr.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3658 on: March 24, 2013, 09:55:04 PM »
Ahhh! The Tardis for the good Dr.
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So does time travel require a Hans device, or were you just expecting someone to punk you while you were in the portable?  :|

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3659 on: March 24, 2013, 10:01:55 PM »
Ahhh! The Tardis for the good Dr.
  Sid.

So does time travel require a Hans device, or were you just expecting someone to punk you while you were in the portable?  :|



Accidents happen...  :? :?
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you really never know when a big wind will knock one of those over....  :-o
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