Thursday, 10 October 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MURRAY WALKER

Who would've thought Murray Walker turned 90 years old today, I talked to the bloke at the Silverstone Classic last year and I would've never thought for a moment he was 89!
Nicely done the BBC has done a bit of a special for him, it is sadly on the Red Button or Channel 301 (if you use Freeview) the next showing (two hours in duration) is at 17:00 I won't ruin the Top Twenty drivers list...yet.

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  1. Hear, Hear, Happy Birthday Murray. Just been watching the interview with James Allen on the BBC F1 web site. It was very interesting to hear his views on the world of F1, past and present !
    What a great ambassador he is, not just for F1 but for motorsport in general. He must surely be in line for a much overdue knighthood now?...[;o)

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    1. Not sure what they put on the website, but I got a sneaky feeling (apart from the top 20) it's the same thing as the interview was done with James Allen so for the red button I'm assuming they did Murray's top tewnty to bolster it. Don't agree with number 4, he should've been lower down

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    2. I haven't seen his top 20 yet but I'll guess at the first three... Senna, Fangio, N Piquet. or poss. Vettel.

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    3. Two out of three, not bad. sadly the BBC didn't do the whole top twenty and I can't find the whole list anywhere on their website grrrr :o(

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  2. Douglas for those of us without a TV it would be interesting to see who he chooses.
    My top three that i guess he will pick are John Surtees, James Hunt and Ayrton Senna.

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    1. Adrian, I'll do the top twenty after the programme so people get a chance to see it, interesting top three though (you got 1 out of 3)

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  3. Hoops sadlee speelin snot mi stronpoynt!!...What I meant was, Here! Here! Happy Birthday Murray....[;o)

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    1. shats ok, i thought it was a tribute to Murray to be fair. :o)

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  4. Thanks for the info Douglas, as a Formula One nut I'll be interested to hear his top twenty list :-) Murray Walker really does do the sport proud doesn't he !

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    1. No worries David, it's an interesting top twenty. Murray definately enthralled me as much as the racing itself when I was a kid, he was brilliant, not only do I agree with Trevor about a knighthood, I would, when he's in better health, like to see him just commentate on one last race for the BBC, I think it would be a nice tribute to him, if you ever meet him in person he is so friendly and personable...talks all day long :o)

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  5. Ok hopefully you've seen the top ten (why the BBC didn't do the whole twenty I'm not sure). Some odd ones in there and for Adrian, the whole top ten (sorry can't remember the top twenty, it was done a while ago and will result in my searching the net the whole night for it)
    1: Ayrton Senna (agree)2: Juan Manuel Fangio 3: Jim Clark 4:M.Schumacher (strongly disagree)5:Alain Prost 6:Stirling Moss (the fact he was still turning a wheel in anger in classic race cars until about three years ago, I think should've been higher)7:Jackie Stewart 8:Seb Vettel 9:Niki Lauda 10:Fernando Alonso

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