Who reads this forum, and what are they interested in?
No you need Matron this time
What a carry On
No you need Matron this time
Well now we are off-topic, but by any chance would that be Hattie Jacques in Carry On Doctor or whatever it was called? This could get interesting but should probably be posted in 'non classic stuff' elsewhere on this forum.
Ramblings do annoy. I have certainly tried to post threads in line with my interests and found the interaction less than expected. But is it down to most people enjoying the vouyeristic approach than getting involved themselves?
James mentioned his site stats are high for the Forum (I would imagine that to be the same of most enthusiast sites) so this thread is spot on in my opinion. Although it will fall foul to the same lack of invovlment we are dsicussing. So as a result, will acheive nothing...
One has to be realistic about the numbers on the forum. By definition it'll never attract the majority: How many people own or are interested in classics? The average person uses a Mitsubishi or some other 4 x 4 or a one or two year old Ford and don't have the desire to get their hands greasy.
Personally speaking, I haven't touched an engine in anger for around twenty years. That, now, is changing: To me it'll be an escape from my usual, generally mundane, routine of a carer. Mrs. p doesn't object, nor does our eight year old.
Not sure how long this forum has been in existence, but numbers will increase, albeit at a slower rate than some (including myself) would deem as satisfactory.
If the forum remains informative and fun then the future will be vibrant.
heres another tip attempting to gang up with a other character because you feel it wasnt attacting enough response-better ask Buckley about yanks hereinand abouts, Woody Woodpecker (from toy story and Grease Monkey out on a ramble together, ho, but even if you knew not the ensuing fate of that 66 Landau and he would still have been in the dark regarding a hit makers TBird(and at least acknowleged that, as he did the actual car that was from the actual really early days of dragsters, not 15 years on in England, was still this stuff has been endlessly overplayed in many a car mag, including the guy that did them but got outvoted on the Guild Editorship at Gaydon,and stopped printing his very good periodicals out, so the faithfull, me included buy the much improved Classic american for our fixes, and hey guess what they have been known to print ny endless stuff hooray.
Very witty Gbt, like it. Gavin sounds like a top bloke, can the cyber
bullies please back off. He has as much right to ramble on, as the next
man- surely that's what a forum is for. He's not rude to anyone and
doesen't break any house rules. I don't contribute much but enjoy his
tales, and he seems to have more to tell than most!
Thank you mark I really apreciate your upfront post, kind regards from Gavin
Very witty Gbt, like it. Gavin sounds like a top bloke, can the cyber bullies please back off. He has as much right to ramble on, as the next man- surely that's what a forum is for. He's not rude to anyone and doesen't break any house rules. I don't contribute much but enjoy his tales, and he seems to have more to tell than most!
Mark, wou're probably not wrong, and yes, if we can find who these 'cyber bullies' are, we should tell them where to go. My only criticism of Gavin's posts were that on occasion they take 'rambling' to a new level. If I can understand his meaning then most of the time he has something to say, although not always relevant to that particular post, but sometimes, as above, it reads more like one of Van Morrison's more obscure stream-of-conciousness odes from the late seventies and I can't make any sense of it. Mark, you found it witty, maybe you could translate for me? Where, when or how do I go rambling with Woody Woodpecker from Toy Story? Then there is a reference to my old '66 T-Bird, from which I gather he wanted to me to thank him for having a story about seeing it in the early nineties? I spoke to whoever was selling it after then, and it was in pieces, but I was originally asking if anyone knew where it is NOW, not back then. Ditto, my post about early days of the drags. I did not say I was in at the beginning, I just posted some photos from the seventies, which in the chronological order of things looking back from 2011 was what I would call early. And Gavin then mentioned the history of Allard's pioneer dragster and the first meeting at Blackbushe in the sixties. I am sure most of us already knew about that, but at least it was relevant this time. Then again, he seems to want us to thank him for telling us that and implies my thread was erroneous because I was not at the FIRST event. Neither I suspect was Gavin at the first Brighton Speed Trials or the pre-war sprints at Brooklands or am I being pedantic again?
My only other suggestion to Gavin, in the interests of making the forum easy to read and follow, is that sometimes throwing a reply in that has little or no relevance confuses everyone, where if the comment itself is valid, I would have thought it may be of more use to start a new thread rather than derail an existing one.
The definition of a forum for our purposes is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary "place of or meeting for public discussion"; and in that context no one contributor should claim to be more important than any other, we can all have our say, even if we choose to disagree with some views expressed.
As Voltaire said; "I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it".
Now, can we get this thread back on track? I originally asked who was out there reading this and what were their areas of interest within the classic car world. This was meant to encourage more folks to contribute however obscure their subject.
Some past present interests