Tuesday, 18 November 2008

18th November 1979


image courtesy of Body Technology Interfaces

Sunday 18
Sam at RAC Rally
Got up at 1.00 pm (1.00pm tsk!)
Knitted all afternoon and all night (a slight exaggeration me thinks??)
Judith came round (who??)
Watched 'Juggernaut'
Sam phoned at 8.30 on his way to the pub

Found this You Tube clip of the Rally. Sam attended the opening in Chester on the Sunday, the footage is of the final stages on the Wednesday.


2 things struck me when watching it. One was the cars... Vauxhall Chevets (we had one of those but it certainly didn't drive like a rally car.. so heavy and clunky), Datsuns and Ford Escorts.
The other thing was at the end Murray Walker said that in the 3 days they had to contend with ice, snow, wind & rain ... a harsher November than we are having just now (hopefully I haven't spoken too soon!!!!)


'Juggernaut' was Britain's entry into the blockbuster disaster type movies that were so popular in the 70s... Towering Inferno, Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake etc
I went to see it at the pictures in 1975 (aren't tabs ace lol) ...this is a fab dramatic trailer for the 'Greatest Sea Adventure of all Time'

10 comments:

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Where do you find these knitted 'things'? - have you opened up a rip in the knitted space/time continuum? It's all very worrying ......

70steen said...

hee hee have you clicked on the link?
There are madder folk than me when it comes to knitting ... I tell you knitting is the new black ;-)

Daddy Papersurfer said...

I have clicked on the link - strangely it gave me hope ......

nursemyra said...

I clicked on the first link - loved the drooling buddy for air travel :-)

Somnambulist said...

What a bizarre photo! I imagine if Dali was into knitwear it would look something like that :-)

70steen said...

@DP ~ really?????

70steen said...

hee hee NM ~ they are so cool .... but love the name Weaver Beaver Buster... why is it called that when it is covering her eyes????

70steen said...

Somn _ yes very Daliesque.. maybe he was the inspiration ....

must get my needles out and see what I can do lol :-)

Daddy Papersurfer said...

I'm almost awake ..... are you?

70steen said...

yes almost ........ I think ??