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Posted 18 December 2014 - 02:08 PM

Described as "one of Britain’s greatest unsung racing car builders", the founder of British racing car company Lister Cars, Brian Lister, has died aged 88.

The rights to Lister's designs were acquired by 'Warrentywise' last year with building of new cars to those designs beginning this year.

Dr. Zorders

Posted 23 November 2014 - 11:57 AM

View PostBibliogryphon, on 19 November 2014 - 04:13 PM, said:


Yeah and he's also been transferred back to his native France, so maybe the all-permeating stench of cow manure will rouse him out of his coma.

Also why wasn't this good development covered more on the news? They were all over it when they thought he was gonna croak. Fuckin' TV weirdos.

Bibliogryphon

Posted 19 November 2014 - 04:13 PM

Jules Bianchi is out of the artificial coma but still critical

Souwenier

Posted 02 November 2014 - 11:16 PM

View PostRed Flag, on 01 November 2014 - 10:01 PM, said:

He's in a similar condition to Prince Friso, though, so there's a chance he may not go on for years
Yeah, I would lie if I said I'm fully aware of the extent of his injuries (other than that he had diffuse axonal injury), or any official (as of yet, undisclosed) prognosis. He might be a Prince Friso or a Terry Schiavo/Ariel Sharon/Sunny von Bülow, lingering on without any cognitive functions for years.

I don't envisage him having a quiet, peaceful retirement from the age of 70, but I wouldn't give more than 5% chance to the likelihood of him dying next year (and not before or after). That might still jus...

maryportfuncity

Posted 02 November 2014 - 04:25 PM

View PostRed Flag, on 31 October 2014 - 09:38 PM, said:

Not showing huge improvement, by the sounds. Might be a good bet for 2015

Sir Frank is also in hospital but it seems to be fairly routine surgery: http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/29855696

If he makes our grid he might well stay true to form and trundle round as a back marker with no chance of scoring points. Stable then might mean his family don't want to cut off care and he's capable of staying as stable as - say - Ariel Sharon.

Red Flag

Posted 01 November 2014 - 10:01 PM

He's in a similar condition to Prince Friso, though, so there's a chance he may not go on for years

Souwenier

Posted 31 October 2014 - 11:39 PM

View PostRed Flag, on 31 October 2014 - 09:38 PM, said:

Not showing huge improvement, by the sounds. Might be a good bet for 2015
I don't think huge improvements were expected by any of his physicians at this point. I guess he's basically a vegetable at this point. But if he lives to see 2015, he might be kept alive for years if they want to - it's all up to his family. They might lose hope and request the removal of his feeding tubes/ventillation, but it could take years before they let him go.

Red Flag

Posted 31 October 2014 - 09:38 PM

Not showing huge improvement, by the sounds. Might be a good bet for 2015

Sir Frank is also in hospital but it seems to be fairly routine surgery: http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/29855696

Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 30 October 2014 - 09:58 PM

Bianchi critical but stable: http://www.abc.net.a...-family/5856160

One shot Paddy

Posted 18 October 2014 - 05:37 PM

Local rally driver killed just down the road from me. http://www.bbc.co.uk...reland-29674664

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