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Jackie Stewart......The Flying Scot......

For anyone interested, there is a brilliant Documentary on BBC 4 at 7pm ( and repeated at 1:15 am ) tonight, about Jackie Stewart, who is now approaching his 70th Birthday. The Film, produced by his Son, show tributes by Niki Lauda and Murray Walker, and other friends and colleagues. I'm going to be taping it, thats a Cert........
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Good one i forgot this is on.
I saw Jackie and his son being interveiwed on the news about the documentary. Well worth a look.
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I admire Jacky as one of the greatest drivers, but he is not a nice person.... sorry
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I admire Jacky as one of the greatest drivers, but he is not a nice person.... sorry
Yes, he has been a bit " outspoken " at times !!!!!!.....
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PVR set to series record ...... thanks

Yes.... it's a series..... next week Jim Clark
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PVR set to series record ...... thanks

Yes.... it's a series..... next week Jim Clark
Oh, thats interesting, I thought it was a one off !!!!!.....

Even bettter now........
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I admire Jacky as one of the greatest drivers, but he is not a nice person.... sorry
Have you met him

It was a good programme
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I met him 6 days ago and he was nice to me.

His son also did that excellent documentary on Graham Hill.
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It was a good programme [/QUOTE]

Yes, I've just watched it, and quite enjoyed it too. Was amazing to see all the old clips of Grand Prix's of the past, and the spectators sitting / standing there on the grass verges as the cars flew by, just feet away. Also VERY scary just how dangerous those Cars really were, especially Stewarts account of his accident, being laid out on a stretcher on the floor, surrounded by petrol, and fag ends !!!!!......
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Missed it, will have to set the recorder for this evening. Always thought he was a bit prickly but read the book and seem he had a difficult time at school due to some form of ADD ?
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He suffers from Dyslexia... his elder brother took to motor racing first and when his Mother learnt that Jackie was also going into the same sport she effectively disowned him. It was interesting to hear him admit that he always felt inferior to other racers.... (which is probably the best motivator). I found it a well balanced programme. And yes.... I have met him... a great person
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He suffers from Dyslexia... his elder brother took to motor racing first and when his Mother learnt that Jackie was also going into the same sport she effectively disowned him. It was interesting to hear him admit that he always felt inferior to other racers.... (which is probably the best motivator). I found it a well balanced programme. And yes.... I have met him... a great person
I kind of figured that, I heard that even now he can recall all the corners and approaches to the Nurburgring. Often people with problems like this are endowed with other gifts too.
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What I always used to think was great about JS was his attitude to the commercial aspects of the sport and to his sponsors. Many other drivers (and some teams) seem to begrudge having to do stuff or even acknowledge their sponsors (who after all pay their wages and allow the sport to continue)

JS on the other hand would seem to make himself & his team readily available to sponsors. And nearly always in post race TV interviews he would manage to slip in the engine makers name and main sponsors name in complimentary ways.

For me that just indicated a man who recognised the role sponsors played and always gave them value for money.

He also did a lot to improve racing safety.
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I'm really looking forward to next week..... Jim Clark
I'll never forget the way he handled the Lotus Cortina
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Am I the only person who dis likes Stewart?
Nope - I can't stand his lack of passion for the sport
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Don't forget .... tonight at 7pm.... Jim Clark
Yep, PVR is already set !!!!.......
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Great programme about Jim Clark but very sad (not surprisingly).... next week Graham Hill
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Yes, I really enjoyed the Jim Clark one, in fact I thought it was much better than the Jackie Stewart one. It was amazing to see all the Home movies, showing a real insight into the actual family life, and of course the old racing clips were superb too. It was sad, and very moving at times too........
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My mum actually knew Jackie Stewarts girlfriend(now wife) back when my mum and dad started "courting". I always remember a story my mum told me about after they had been at a dance in Helensburgh and JS offered my mum and dad a lift home to Cardross, even although he only had a 2+2 car. My dad said he was such a good driver even at that early age, the road is very twisty and he was flying around the bends.
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I remember seeing him drive with a golf ball in a saucer on the bonnet of the car... the trick being to drive so smoothly that the ball stayed in the saucer. Needless to say he could.
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Jim Clark is my altime great,+JYS,Graham Hill,Tazio Nuvalari(Alfa driver)& modern times Micheal S & Senna.
p.s.and anyone in a Ferrari.
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I remember seeing him drive with a golf ball in a saucer on the bonnet of the car... the trick being to drive so smoothly that the ball stayed in the saucer. Needless to say he could.
That was 'Formula Finesse' back in the early 70s?
I was at Brands Hatch for one of the first sessions, in Ford Consul GTs, courtesy of Ford.
We were taken round the Club circuit, 3 passengers, with an 'expert' driver, showing us how it was done. Then we all went round individually, with an 'expert' passenger.
I think the balls were bigger (somewhere between golf and cricket ball size) and softer than golf balls - Anyway, they quickly ran out of balls and we had to walk round the track picking them all up, before we started again (Maybe they later replaced them with more freely available golf balls for the subsequent days?) If you ran over a ball, it got squashed.
A few of us lucky ones had JYS as our instructor, and he wasn't too impressed by my efforts, as I recall! He eventually got me to do a complete lap without losing my ball - But it probably took me 4 minutes!
I did get the point of driving smoothly being quicker, but questioned the ball and saucer thing with him, and wondered how many balls he would have lost during his then recent win at the Nurburgring! (Think it must have been 1973 then)



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