User:Pyrope

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Summer,

Time to say goodbye to the tired old whore of a town.
Leave the smell of stale beer,
Stale sweat, stale jokes, stale dreams,
Bitter hatred camouflaging fear,
Everyone
Getting
Everyone
Else
Down.

Leave the promise of a wasted tomorrow and tomorrow and the day after,
For the warm endless sky smile,
Where the herd can't touch me with their 37 flavours of hell.
I've waited all year for her and now,
All I can do,
Is wait
And see
Her
Go.

Jo Burt

Interests[edit]

As the userboxes will tell you, I am a motorsport nut, with an emphasis in my knowlege toward Formula One and sports car racing between 1955 and 1985. I have edited many pages on various topics relating to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In particular, I am trying to reduce the emphasis on F1 results that seems to have developed in the motorsport listings in Wikipedia, and more accurately reflect the team vs. constructor structure of racing prior to 1980.

I also love the Lake District, although living in Canada I do not get nearly enough time spare to visit. Food is important to me, and apart from creating the Chorley cake page (darn Eccles cakes got in there first... again), I have contributed to articles on other regional food of the UK.

Pages Created[edit]

Pages in italics were already extant, but were significantly added to (e.g. by more than doubling their size) by me.

Canadiana[edit]

  • Royal Canadian Navy Monument - A brand spanking new monument (2012) in Ottawa. Hey, I had to write a Canadian article sooner or later...
  • SS Keno - The last Yukon sternwheeler to operate on the river under her own power, preserved in Dawson.

Food & drink[edit]

  • Brandy Sour - Cyprus's national drink, and an excellent way of unwinding after a day's fieldwork.
  • Chorley cake - Possibly the world's finest dried-fruit-in-pastry creation. Ever. No, really.
  • Lincolnshire sausage - One of the finest ways of eating minced pig in an intestine bag.
  • Oxford sausage - A lemony-spicy pork and veal sausage, from, yes, Oxford.

Motorsport[edit]

People[edit]
Events[edit]
Cars and Car Companies[edit]
Miscellaneous[edit]
  • Automobilia - A term for anything collectable to do with cars.
  • Burt strut - The standardised device used to break the timing beam in hillclimb and sprint racing.
  • Donington Grand Prix Collection - The best museum on the planet. The world's largest collection of Grand Prix and Formula One racing cars.
  • Kirkistown Circuit - Northern Ireland's only 'proper' permanent race track.
  • Mallite - One of the first composite materials ever used in F1.
  • Suspension keel - Almost the only really diverse F1 design area... until this season that is.
  • Yeoman Credit Racing - The name of the first team ever to sell its entire identity to a sponsor.

The Lake District[edit]

Geology[edit]

Wikipedia Templates etc.[edit]

Navboxes[edit]

Reasons to be chuffed, Part 3[edit]

Updated DYK query On 29 September, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Aston Martin DBR4, which I created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On 2 October, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Patsy Burt, which I created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On 17 November, 2007, a fact from the article 1948 British Grand Prix, which I created, was featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On November 5, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Oxford sausage, which I created. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
For your excellent work completing List of Formula One constructors. DH85868993 (talk) 21:54, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
Mensch5.png The Barnstar of Integrity
Mainly for that outstanding post at the F1 WikiProject discussion on flags, at which I very nearly applauded my monitor screen, but also for generally being an outstanding contributor to F1 articles. Cheers! Bretonbanquet (talk) 18:19, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
WikiDefender Barnstar Hires.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Pyrope, for your ongoing help at Flavio Briatore, I award you this barnstar. Since I haven't followed F1 since the mid-90s, my knowledge is sketchy and the help you are providing will make the best possible article. I thank you absolutely, keep pushing back! WormTT(talk) 10:11, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

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