Daily: 3rd August 2011

3 August, 2011 at 00:01 (GMT+01:00)

By Gavin Brown

Hello everyone!  Gosh, it feels nice to be back around here!  How are you all?  Did you enjoy the Hungarian Grand Prix?  I certainly did, but it’s nice to have a little break in between races now too…

Over the last three weeks I have had a great holiday – I went to visit my grandparents in the UK with my parents who flew over from NZ, then I showed my parents around Denmark.  The weather wasn’t great but we all had a good time, it was fun showing them around and it was sad to see them go.  I took loads of pictures which will be edited and uploaded very soon, so stay tuned on that one.  Then on the day of the Hungarian Grand Prix, I had a lovely day at the beach with Mrs. Goat, as it was her birthday. 

So it’s been a busy last few weeks and I could only catch the last 3 races after they happened.  I managed to avoid seeing the results of two of them before I saw them, but unfortunately my Italian Granddad couldn’t help but burst into the lounge and shout “I TOLD YOU ALONSO WOULD WIN!!!” while I was watching the highlights of the British Grand Prix :D

But as fun as my holidays were, I really missed being around here, being in the comments and just reading what people were up to and all of the cool pages they were linking to.  I’ve been a very busy boy lately and it’s meant that I haven’t been able to spend as much time around here as we would have liked.  But being away from here has made me realise that we have something a bit special – a proper community of people I can actually call friends and I do hope that we all remember that going forward.

So why not say hi, tell us what’s going on in your part of the world and share a cool link to something we’ve never seen before.  And if you are a lurker, now is the perfect time to say hello.  We are quite a nice bunch of people ;)


Oh yeah, enough about my holidays then.  It wouldn’t be a Gavin Wednesday without a few links would it? ;)

Firstly, here’s a website that’s running a favourite motorsports blog competition.  You can pick up to three of your favourites – you might even recognise some of them ;)  Congrats to everyone who got nominated, by the way…

Leigh’s a poet and he didn’t know it!

I’ve had a crack at blogging my thoughts about the BBC/Sky deal – although I dare say it doesn’t make for good reading :(

Apparently the Hungaroring ownersoring want to resurfaceoring it.  I say why take away all that character and difficulty? It will just be boring if it’s smooth and flat?

Oooh look, Lee McKenzie has an Autosport (paywall) column!  It’s a really good one about Jenson Button’s 200th Grand Prix.  It was really nice to see him win on Sunday and I do hope his luck improves a bit from now on.

Finally, I have a big motorsports event to look forward to as I am attending the Copenhagen Classic Grand Prix – I just got my tickets today (I’ve been waiting ages to receive them) and I’m really looking forward to seeing all those lovely vintage and classic cars race around the tight streets of Copenhagen :)

So that’s all from me – see you in the comments eh!

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