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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

Gurn Blanston wrote:

Do you have a link to that?

I'm familiar with the 9:59 lap she coached Jeremy Clarkson to in a Jaguar car, but I'm finding nothing to support a sub-10 minute van lap by Sabine.


I went back to read the article again, and I had misread it the first time. I misunderstood that she had made the threat to do it in a van, but actually beat him in a Jaguar, not a van, that first time. My memory from that many years ago isn't as fresh as it could be.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

cdennisg wrote:
Gurn Blanston wrote:

Do you have a link to that?

I'm familiar with the 9:59 lap she coached Jeremy Clarkson to in a Jaguar car, but I'm finding nothing to support a sub-10 minute van lap by Sabine.


I went back to read the article again, and I had misread it the first time. I misunderstood that she had made the threat to do it in a van, but actually beat him in a Jaguar, not a van, that first time. My memory from that many years ago isn't as fresh as it could be.


I figured as much. When we were having beers with Sabine in Nurburg, she told my wife and I that her 10:08 lap of the Nordschleife was the fastest she'd ever done in a van to that point.

Her lap with my wife in her Porsche 911 GT3 RS was a LOT faster- about a 7:30 lap, and it because it occurred during a VLN race practice session, it was just about a full lap- the 10:08 Transit lap was only a BTG (Bridge to Gantry) lap. Big difference.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

LAGrunthaner wrote:
Found it and it's awesome, from here:
https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a35863214/sabine-schmitz-top-gear-transit-nurburgring-lap/



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One of the things that would not be real clear from that video unless you had actually been there and driven the Nurburgring Nordschleife at speed during Touristenfahrten, is that the Dodge Viper's primary purpose was not for her to draft- it was there to clear traffic.

The Nordschleife (German for "North Loop") is technically a one-way German toll road, that loops 12.9 miles through five villages around Nurburg Castle. When it is open for Touristenfahrten, all German road laws apply, the most important of which is NO PASSING ON THE RIGHT. When approached from the rear, slower drivers are obligated to abandon the "racing line" and move to the right until overtaken on the left. Not all drivers respond as quickly, and if Sabine had to dab the brakes to wait for someone to move out of her way, it would have killed her lap. So the Viper ran up front, flashing his lights to move people out of the way, and then accelerated again, so that Sabine was able to keep the hammer down and follow the Viper through the resulting hole in traffic.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

Leeds United's all-time record goalscorer Peter Lorimer has died aged 74, the club have announced.
The former Scotland international scored 238 goals in 705 appearances for Leeds over two spells spanning 23 years.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

Murray Walker passed. He was 97. His "Murrayisms" were pretty funny.

"Unless I am very much mistaken.... I AM very much mistaken!"

"Mansell is slowing down, taking it easy. Oh no he isn't IT'S A LAP RECORD."

"This is an interesting circuit, because it has inclines. And not just up, but down as well."

"The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical."

"The most important part of the car is the nut that holds the wheel."
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

Steven Spurrier has died. At first, I thought it was the Heisman Trophy winner and football coach, and then found out the guy that died was a well known Napa vintner and had nothing to do with football.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

Glynn Lunney, Over the course of his career, Glynn Lunney worked on NASA's Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle programs. Lunney and his team took decisive actions that allowed the astronauts of the near disastrous Apollo 13 mission to stay alive while plans for a safe return of the crew were developed. Lunney died Friday at age 84.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

Los Angeles Lakers star and former LA Clippers exec Elgin Baylor dies at 86
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

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Los Angeles Lakers star and former LA Clippers exec Elgin Baylor dies at 86


One of the best. RIP
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

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Steven Spurrier has died. At first, I thought it was the Heisman Trophy winner and football coach, and then found out the guy that died was a well known Napa vintner and had nothing to do with football.


I think made famous in a film with Alan Rickman?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

Veteran actor George Segal, an Oscar nominee known for his roles in "The Goldbergs," "Look Who's Talking," and "Just Shoot Me!" has died at age 87.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

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Veteran actor George Segal, an Oscar nominee known for his roles in "The Goldbergs," "Look Who's Talking," and "Just Shoot Me!" has died at age 87.


He was great in "Just Shoot Me." "Chicken pot chicken pot chicken pot pie..."
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:31 am    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

Neil Ashcroft, Physicist at Cornell.

When you need to look something up in Solid State Physics, you looked in

"Ashcroft and Mermin"

He proposed metallic properties of Hydrogen in the 1960s, then in 2006 joined Roald Hoffmans group on a treatise of post-retirement contributions to SSP.

Interacted with him in the 1980s
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

Former child actor Houston Tumlin, who played the son of Will Ferrell's character in "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," has died by suicide, authorities said Wednesday.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

Former stl blue, bobby plager. His brothers barclay and bill also took to the ice for stl. The plager's were always fan favorites. Bobby's number was retired in 2017. The blues fosteted a puppy that was destined for service dog training. Fans named the puppy barclay.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

Jessica Walter Dies: Emmy-Winning ĎArrested Developmentí, ĎArcherí Actress Was 80
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

Play Misty for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

calvinater wrote:
Play Misty for me.


I thought of that Clint Eastwood movie right away! Also, Garner's Grand Prix.
She was in a lot of TV series of the '70s, too (Columbo, McMillan, McCloud, Mannix, etc). She managed to come across as genuine, not cartoonish, even as an extreme character. That's hard to pull off.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

Richard Gilliland, actor and husband of Jean Smart, died, age 71.............when you read his credits, he was involved in over 70 shows and projects. Married to Jean Smart in 1987.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:45 am    Post subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread... Reply with quote

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Jessica Walter Dies: Emmy-Winning ĎArrested Developmentí, ĎArcherí Actress Was 80


ď Iíll be in the ( hospital) barĒ

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