Happy Birthday Murray Walker!

Happy Birthday Murray Walker!

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ELUSIVEJIM

Original Poster:

7,911 posts

109 months

Monday 10th October 2016
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Happy birthday Murray Walker.

93 year of age today.

Some classic clips of Murray in action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cZW-pbgeFs

ajprice

18,805 posts

154 months

Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Happy 95th Murray!

durbster

8,083 posts

180 months

Wednesday 10th October 2018
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OK, my heart skipped when I saw the thread title. Just a birthday, phew.

AppleJuice

2,033 posts

43 months

Wednesday 10th October 2018
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durbster said:
OK, my heart skipped when I saw the thread title. Just a birthday, phew.
So did mine!

Happy Birthday Murray!

KillianB4

145 posts

69 months

Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Don't scare us like that!

Teppic

5,646 posts

215 months

Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Can a Mod please change the title to Happy Birthday Murray Walker?

Big Al.

64,612 posts

216 months

Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Teppic said:
Can a Mod please change the title to Happy Birthday Murray Walker?
Sorted. smile

gshughes

1,143 posts

213 months

Wednesday 10th October 2018
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I loved the Back to the Future feature he did on C4's British GP coverage this year, great to see him on the telly again. Did anyone else watch it?

Vaud

37,644 posts

113 months

Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Top man, Murray Walker. At Goodwood FoS in 2003 I was lucky enough to have a 15 min chat with him; he was there to sell/sign his book.


DS240

3,374 posts

176 months

Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Sorry to spoil the mood....

I’m sure he’s a lovely bloke. But F1 commentator I couldn’t stand him, constant errors or utter nonsense. Some found it made him endearing, but I personally found it incredibly irritating.

I understand his place in British F1 viewing history though.

Happy birthday though.

sgtBerbatov

2,299 posts

39 months

Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Best thing to come out of Birmingham since the canals!

And I say that as a Brummie who grew up just down the road from where he was born on Reddings Lane, about 5 minute walk away from where Nigel Mansell grew up too.

Other than siblings and family relations, I don't think you'll ever find two historical figures of F1 that grew up in such close proximity to each other.

Nickp82

2,384 posts

51 months

Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Complete and utter legend, 'nuff said (except Happy Birthday of course).

Squadrone Rosso

1,992 posts

105 months

Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Huge respect for him.

100% should have been knighted. Was a Tanker in WW2 like my Dad, too.

Edited by Squadrone Rosso on Wednesday 10th October 14:48

The Moose

20,194 posts

167 months

Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Squadrone Rosso said:
Huge respect for him.
Agreed

Squadrone Rosso said:
100% should have been nighted. Was a Tanker in WW2 like my Dad, too.
Why? Oh, and this might help: k

Riley Blue

16,970 posts

184 months

Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Nickp82 said:
Complete and utter legend, 'nuff said (except Happy Birthday of course).
Can't argue with that - best wishes Murray.

Elderly

3,089 posts

196 months

Wednesday 10th October 2018
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DS240 said:
Sorry to spoil the mood....

…… he’s a lovely bloke. But F1 commentator ………. constant errors ……....

Happy birthday though.
/\ This.

I worked with him in the seventies while I was at the BBC and I concur smile

Simes205

3,643 posts

186 months

Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Elderly said:
DS240 said:
Sorry to spoil the mood....

…… he’s a lovely bloke. But F1 commentator ………. constant errors ……....

Happy birthday though.
/\ This.

I worked with him in the seventies while I was at the BBC and I concur smile
Who cares, it’s his sheer enthusiasm!!!!
He literally commentated on everything he saw. He even took time to mention the mechanics some by name and even place of birth! Nowadays they just drift off...........

thegreenhell

7,642 posts

177 months

Friday 12th October 2018
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FourWheelDrift

80,769 posts

242 months

Friday 12th October 2018
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He always gets over to Thruxton to see bikes or cars, here is talking to Tiff earlier this year as they celebrate 50 years of the re-opening of Thruxton.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOPUOaakVak

Pericoloso

43,759 posts

121 months

Friday 12th October 2018
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thegreenhell said:
Thanks for that,I hadn't spotted it in my tv paper and would have missed it otherwise.

A must watch.