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Obituary - Barry Foley 1936-2003

Written by Jay Walker on Monday, 20 January 2003 00:00. Posted in P34 News

lotusgoodwood2002It is with deep regret that we must record the death of Barry Foley. Many of you may have been of been familiar with his work in the guise of the "Catchpole" strip cartoon that appeared in the Autosport magazine for some 679 issues.

A gifted graphic artist Barry was also responsible for two of the seminal F1 liveries of all time. Namely the John Player Lotus and the Citibank Tyrrell P34 six wheeler, both of which became instant public and media icons. Indeed the Lotus is possibly amongst the most widely recognized images of the sport.

To Barry's family and friends we offer our most sincere wishes.

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1500+ HIts !!!! - THANK YOU

Written by Jay Walker on Thursday, 16 January 2003 00:00. Posted in P34 News

p34jan16Wow, I wasn't sure what sort of response this site was going to get, but I guess the fact that the hit counter has gone loopy in the last few weeks says it all, A BIG THANK YOU to all those people who have visited, and a special thank you to all those who have sent me emails, sorry I haven't been able to respond to all of them in person, I've really enjoyed reading them all.

I never knew there were so many Tyrrell fans in so many countries. I will be implementing some of the suggestions in the next few weeks, I'm working on getting a guest book/message forum up and running ASAP so that everyone can share the retro F1 talk, The Driver profile's are coming along nicely and should be up in a week or so. Cheers - Jay

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1978 Video Clips On-Line

Written by Jay Walker on Saturday, 04 January 2003 00:00. Posted in P34 News

1978videoTo get the new year of to a great start, we've posted something a little special for all you 1970's F1 fans. We've created several new avi files based on footage shot on-board cars during the 1978 F1 season.

Whilst none are on-board the P34 (it didn't race in 1978) there are a few with Patrick Depailler driving the 008 (the P34's successor) so there is a connection and that's a good enough excuse for us to share this great footage with you. Enjoy - Jay

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Major Site Update

Written by Jay Walker on Wednesday, 01 January 2003 00:00. Posted in P34 News

P34-Jenks-3smallHappy New Year Everyone . ..

As promised I spent most of the xmas break reading up on the history of this amazing car and have finally finished the history section for the site. I'm quite happy with the result, and I believe it to be the most concise version available on the internet but if there is anything you think I've missed out, don't agree with or not made clear let me know and I'll correct it.

Special thanks to Ari for proof reading it and correcting a few historical inaccuracies.

I've also added another gallery to the Pictures section and made some cosmetic changes to the overall site - Jay

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P34 might be in SBDT 1977 Mod

Written by Jay Walker on Thursday, 12 December 2002 00:00. Posted in P34 News

P34-1977There is a rumour that the Tyrrell P34 might be included in the 1977 mod currently in development by the SBDT team.

If you don't know what I'm talking about then check out the full 1977 Mod post on the Simbin Forum, These guys are the best motor sport mod'ers on the PC Racing scene, if you like GT racing then I can fully recommend their recently launched GT Racing 2002 mod which is by far the best GT Car simulation available on the PC.

The Picture on the right is an early shot of the P34 3D Model which Perran tells me is only 30% complete - (Click on the Picture to link directly to Perran's post) The possibility that we might be able to drive this great piece of F1 history against the likes of the Ferrari 312 and Lotus 78 is truly wonderful, hopefully it wont suffer the problems with the front tyres that the original did :-) Jay

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