Happy Birthday Murray Walker!

Happy Birthday Murray Walker!

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ELUSIVEJIM

Original Poster:

7,240 posts

97 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

16,523 posts

142 months

Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Happy 95th Murray!

durbster

7,340 posts

168 months

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

AppleJuice

1,992 posts

31 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

57 months

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

Teppic

5,428 posts

203 months

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

Big Al.

62,081 posts

204 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

1,116 posts

201 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

33,485 posts

101 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

2,996 posts

164 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

1,629 posts

27 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

1,966 posts

39 months

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

Squadrone Rosso

1,763 posts

93 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

18,693 posts

155 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

15,276 posts

172 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

2,869 posts

184 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

3,309 posts

174 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

6,192 posts

165 months

Friday 12th October 2018
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FourWheelDrift

78,071 posts

230 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

40,490 posts

109 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.