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Article of the month – Brabham, featured on the main page (May 2)
Motor Racing Developments Ltd., commonly known as Brabham, was a British racing car manufacturer and Formula One racing team. Founded in 1960 by two Australians, driver Jack Brabham and designer Ron Tauranac, the team won four drivers' and two constructors' world championships in its 30-year Formula One history. Jack Brabham's 1966 drivers' championship remains the only such achievement using a car bearing the driver's own name.
In the 1960s, Brabham was the world's largest manufacturer of open wheel racing cars for sale to customer teams, and had built more than 500 cars by 1970. During this period, teams using Brabham cars won championships in Formula Two and Formula Three and competed in the Indianapolis 500. In the 1970s and 1980s, Brabham introduced innovations such as the "fan car"—which won its only race before being withdrawn—in-race refuelling, carbon brakes, and hydropneumatic suspension. The team won two more Formula One drivers' championships in the 1980s with Brazilian Nelson Piquet, and became the first to win a drivers' championship with a turbocharged car.
British businessman Bernie Ecclestone owned Brabham during most of the 1970s and 1980s, and later became responsible for administering the commercial aspects of Formula One. Ecclestone sold the team in 1988. Its last owner was the Middlebridge Group, a Japanese engineering firm. Midway through the 1992 season, the team collapsed financially as Middlebridge was unable to make repayments against loans provided by Landhurst Leasing. The case was investigated by the United Kingdom Serious Fraud Office. In 2009, an unsuccessful attempt was made by a German organisation to enter the 2010 Formula One season using the Brabham name.
You have reverted my edit and added FDR and Truman as "commanders" even though they did not directly command the theater. Yes they were c-in-c of American forces but it was the military commanders who had the most say tactically. Cheers! (Central Data Bank (talk))
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A Volksrod is not a hot rod, it's a volksrod.
Hey Trekphiler, I notice you undid my editing on the hot rod page (not that it is a big deal), and how is a german compact, made by Adolf Hitler, modified rear-engine car a hot rod? It should be a "tuned" or "modified" car, not a hot rod. A hot rod is an american, hot rodded, usually a Ford, V8 car built in america. And also, volksrods are usually built in france or in australia. And most of the time, engine is not swapped or ultra modified, it's just tuned up. Thanks, (Muscle Car Driver (talk) 23:04, 14 November 2015 (UTC))
Back in July 2008, you added a bunch of information to USS Plunger (SS-179) including a number of references to "Alden" but no details on the book or anything. Can you help fill that in? -- Ricky81682 (talk) 07:49, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
Let's take this to talk. The addition is a red-link to a non-existent article about a made-for-TV movie which isn't available. If you really think that deserves an entry in the LZ 129 article, fine, but *not* a red-link. Nobody is going to write an article about a TV movie that went away never to be seen again. Tarl.Neustaedter (talk) 22:34, 25 November 2015 (UTC)