« Reply #1813 on: Apr 24, 2016, 11:27 pm »
Ref Kips quote 'How cars have progressed in recent years'
I remember the popular Ford Escort XR3i ,quoted 0-60 time of 8.5 secs, my current Landrover (Diesel)
0-60   8.7 secs !! OK may not go round corners as well!!


« Reply #1812 on: Apr 24, 2016, 8:34 pm »
A friend of mine has one of these on order.
The spec is amazing. 1.5 litre  3 cylwith turbo and intercooler 224 hp.
How cars have progressed in the recent years.



« Reply #1811 on: Apr 24, 2016, 7:14 pm »
Interesting the thing you never see in these early films is ..... Water! Which would have made things much easier for them. I wonder how long those skirts lasted on that tarmac?
Ian Brooks
Gloucester, UK

« Reply #1810 on: Apr 24, 2016, 6:26 pm »
Thanks Kip. Just before I joined the HCGB, as a poor student. Watneys Red Barrel and a toasted cheese sandwich to buy at the union bar--------once per week from my £2-00 per wk spending money.

Bizzarrrrgh watching people talking (but hearing nothing) Sound was a big extra cost for cine films then.
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT


« Reply #1809 on: Apr 24, 2016, 3:57 pm »
And nearly everyone with a ciggy in their mouth.

Everyone no doubt had to smoke No.6 fags just to keep the sponsor happy.

« Reply #1808 on: Apr 24, 2016, 11:14 am »
It was Blackbushe and the grass was really thick stubble the craft seemed really high tech at the time - extraordinary. Although 50 years from now someone else will be saying the same of today!

« Reply #1807 on: Apr 24, 2016, 10:52 am »
I remember an event like that where the craft wouldn't go on the stubbly grass and could not stop on the runway tarmac but where was it? The starter with the flag looks very Christopher Cockerell but is it him? Wonderfully non health and safety everywhere you look. Love the airplanes and hovercraft moving on the same runway. Great.

« Reply #1806 on: Apr 24, 2016, 3:32 am »
And nearly everyone with a ciggy in their mouth.

« Reply #1805 on: Apr 23, 2016, 6:54 pm »
Kip, you got me thinking (dillicult) about my first intro to HC. It was when I was still at school about 1967/68! Some guy had advertised a meeting and brought one along to the Kingsway Hotel in Manchester, I think he was trying to drum up some sponsorship! The HC, from memory, was similar to a Hoverhawk, would this be right for the year? (One lift and two thust "stuck" on the side)


« Reply #1804 on: Apr 23, 2016, 8:32 am »
One year before I discovered hovercraft.


« Reply #1803 on: Apr 20, 2016, 9:01 pm »
I like that. I think the wife is from there.

« Reply #1802 on: Apr 20, 2016, 10:00 am »
Oh. and tell the airport security you're going to Trondheim.
They get very upset if you say you're on your way to Hell !!

« Reply #1801 on: Apr 20, 2016, 9:31 am »
Nice place in Norway

Hell. Bloody Cold Hell!.. Every town in Norway freezes over in the winter..

« Reply #1800 on: Apr 20, 2016, 9:14 am »
I'm going to hell. He he he.


« Reply #1799 on: Apr 19, 2016, 5:16 am »
They're pretty much the standard for onsite AV works. I have two of them.
I remember dropping one from a scaffold on the top balcony in a theatre whilst soldering speaker connections.
Luckily the flame went out before it hit the seats in the stalls below.