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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: 2StrokeDan on May 21, 2019, 07:18:57 am

Title: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 21, 2019, 07:18:57 am
Niki passed away and what memories is left behind of duels with amongst other, the wild James Hunt.

Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: mox on May 21, 2019, 07:34:59 am
Sad.

An extraordinary human. Bull headed  :biggrin:
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Post by: ClimbingTurtle on May 21, 2019, 07:41:27 am
 :'(
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Post by: Blou Zebu on May 21, 2019, 07:43:20 am
Tough guy.

Change the topic heading to Niki Lauda passed.
Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: Xpat on May 21, 2019, 07:51:54 am
Rest in peace. Just recently I watched videos of interviews with him that I really enjoyed. Here they are:

https://www.youtube.com/user/GrahamBensinger/search?query=niki+lauda (https://www.youtube.com/user/GrahamBensinger/search?query=niki+lauda)

Here few of them that stood up (but they are all good as far as I'm concerned):





Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: MiniDan on May 21, 2019, 07:56:21 am
RIP Niki, you legend... :'(
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Post by: BiG DoM on May 21, 2019, 08:34:27 am
Yes proper F1 legend. RIP.
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Post by: Rough Rider on May 21, 2019, 08:38:10 am

So his accident finally got him. RIP Niki
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Post by: JustBendIt on May 21, 2019, 08:59:34 am

So his accident finally got him. RIP Niki

Yes ...43 years later
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Post by: wiledog_X on May 21, 2019, 09:01:58 am
RIP Niki...  :(  I need to watch "Rush" again.

(https://scontent-jnb1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60782593_2837691519637994_6231887002627735552_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-jnb1-1.xx&oh=b1c32c63bdecdad3635cd7fc34b5b65e&oe=5D9C1A04)
Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: stcomza on May 21, 2019, 09:20:28 am
 
What a legend! A no BS human being that will be sorely missed...

RIP
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Post by: Roxtar on May 21, 2019, 10:46:28 am
A legend in motorsport, will miss his character and face in F1 amongst the current crop of corporate race types!
Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: Edgar on May 21, 2019, 10:59:47 am
Very sad news indeed. We named one of our tortoises after him. Not because Niki is slow, but for other more apparent reasons....
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Post by: RobC on May 21, 2019, 11:46:48 am
I remeber how he fought back when that airliner of his crashed. He did a lot for F1 but even more for air safety.
Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: mox on May 21, 2019, 12:01:02 pm
My wife still gives me a slap when I refer to him as 'old pizza face' she still does not understand that it is a term of endearment.

When men were made men Lauda was cut from a different cloth.

"A lot of people criticise Formula 1 as an unnecessary risk. But what would life be like if we only did what is necessary?" Niki Lauda.

Bloody legend.
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Post by: Tommy Transalp on May 21, 2019, 12:23:45 pm
Rest in peace Niki you legend  :'(
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Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 21, 2019, 12:31:14 pm
Very sad news indeed. We named one of our tortoises after him. Not because Niki is slow, but for other more apparent reasons....

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: Welsh on May 21, 2019, 12:46:09 pm
Very sad news indeed. We named one of our tortoises after him. Not because Niki is slow, but for other more apparent reasons....

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :thumleft:
what, you had a deaf tortoise  8)
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Post by: ktmmer on May 21, 2019, 12:47:27 pm
RIP you legend !  :thumleft:

Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: BuRP on May 21, 2019, 01:53:32 pm
We named one of our tortoises after him. Not because Niki is slow, but for other more apparent reasons....

Let me guess, you got a Haasie too?
 :lol8:


For all those not getting this you miss a good joke, but this thread isn't the one to post it on.
RIP Niki!
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Post by: Kortbroek on May 22, 2019, 07:05:30 pm
Bookies are offering 4/1 on Nikki Lauda surviving his cremation.

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Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 22, 2019, 07:39:59 pm
Bookies are offering 4/1 on Nikki Lauda surviving his cremation.

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 :imaposer: he was tough, alright.
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Post by: eberhard on May 22, 2019, 08:59:17 pm
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Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: Odd Dog on May 22, 2019, 09:32:30 pm
Sad, what can I say that  has not been said here already, :( See Danie even he knew, an Austrian on a Bavarian.
Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 22, 2019, 09:46:35 pm
Sad, what can I say that  has not been said here already, :( See Danie even he knew, an Austrian on a Bavarian.

 :imaposer:

Overloaded Ark. :eek7:
Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: eberhard on May 23, 2019, 06:15:38 am
At least the ark can handle it and is still in existence and is still being used for the same purpose.
Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 23, 2019, 07:11:36 am
At least the ark can handle it and is still in existence and is still being used for the same purpose.

No, it's apparently lying on a mountain in the near east somewhere, but no-one is keen to find it. :deal:
Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: BuRP on May 23, 2019, 08:06:00 am
the ark

it's apparently lying on a mountain in the near east somewhere, but no-one is keen to find it.

They've found it allright, in Turkey of all places.
Huge thing too, with even fossilized dung and hay etc, hard to explain what else it could be  ;)
Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: jaybiker on May 23, 2019, 08:51:36 am
the ark

it's apparently lying on a mountain in the near east somewhere, but no-one is keen to find it.

They've found it allright, in Turkey of all places.
Huge thing too, with even fossilized dung and hay etc, hard to explain what else it could be  ;)


Oh dear, don't use words like fossilised and dung. You are just putting words into Dan's mouth.  :pot:
Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: Cracker on May 23, 2019, 09:00:57 am
Nah, he probably hears them all the time .................
Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: BuRP on May 23, 2019, 04:23:35 pm
don't use words like fossilised and dung. You are just putting words into Dan's mouth

What do you want me to use for his mouth, cookies, or biltong, or a fresh young <Censored!> ????  ::)
Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: Knucklhead on May 23, 2019, 04:31:50 pm
little lauda, cant hear you blokes  ;D
Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: Tyre kicker on May 26, 2019, 03:32:20 pm
Niki Lauda was an icon and a man made of another substance altogether.

Who else would be back racing a couple of weeks later after having endured the agony and pain that he did???

Gout alone makes me stay home for that long for goodness sake!!!  :biggrin:

He was also considered one of the best Business Men that ever lived and was also described  by Dietrich Mateschitz who owns Red Bull as a Business Genius.

BERNIE ECLESTONE called him his best friend and the best negotiator he had ever seen and always turned to Niki Lauda for advice when in doubt!!!.

Niki Lauda was also the Non-Executive Chairman of Mercedes-Benz and was solely responsible for Lewis Hamilton's move to Mercedes Benz and the 5 resulting F1 world Championships that Mercedes-Benz and Hamilton had won.

He started three airlines all carrying his name and was the CEO and also a Pilot of these airlines.

He sold his last shares of his last airline "LAUDAMOTION" to Irish Carrier "Ryanair" at the end of 2018 and stayed on as Chairman of "Laudamotion' after being asked to do so by Ryanair before undergoing his lung transplant recently.

Sadly I think he knew it was time to consolidate!!!

RIP my Hero!!!!
Title: Re: Niki Lauda passed away.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 26, 2019, 05:10:38 pm
don't use words like fossilised and dung. You are just putting words into Dan's mouth

What do you want me to use for his mouth, cookies, or biltong, or a fresh young <Censored!> ????  ::)

Anything but BMW muffins.