F1 Masters Grand Prix Racing – Brands Hatch – 25th May 2014

Retro of a different kind this time… retro F1 racing.

Another passion in my life is F1, I love it. From a very young age, even before owning an Atari 2600, I can remember watching Formula 1. So I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit the home of Grand Prix racing at Brands Hatch and hear these original classic beasts make the most awesome sounds possible, echoing through the historic woodlands and bringing poetry to my ears.

Here’s some photographs of the great day out – Enjoy :)

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Saturday on the C64

Fired up the little beige wonder today and had some fun :)

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Commodore C64 on the Amiga.

I picked up a random bit of kit from fleabay today. A Commodore C64 emulator that runs of a real Amiga. Here it is on my A1200.

Kinda funky :)

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From little Acorns grow…

Sweet little underrated computers…  :)

Fired up my Electron this week, added a Plus 1 Interface and a shedload of games. Loving it so far!

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Adopted another Commodore baby…

Okay she wasn’t the hottest chick at a party… but it is kinda cool.

Got myself a CDTV, basically an A500 in a sexy dress :)

Gonna be fun!

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Quicksilva… sexy software!

Picked up a whole batch of Quicksilva games off the bay this week, to add to the collection. They made some great games but they are worth collecting just for the sexy artwork :)

 

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And now they are tucked away in their very own retro-80’s tape case :D

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#CIBSunday :)

Some pretty things in all their glory…

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C64 Sunday…

Dusted off the C64 today and with the awesomeness that is a SD2IEC card, I have the World at my fingertips.

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Pictures speak louder than words…

It’s late and I’ve just got back from GEEK2014 – great show, as ever.

I haven’t much time to write stuff so I thought I would just do a random post about whatever I’ve nabbed lately and added to the retrogaming collection. Just a bunch of pictures for your pleasure :)

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Let me be your Fantasy…

So I’m re-living a classic today… perfect Sunday afternoon gaming.

I have the original PS1 and PC versions, but they are safely locked away in the loft. I decided to pick up the Steam version for just a few quid and it looks oh-so-pretty. Cloud actually has a face and not a pixelated mush (not that there is anything wrong with pixelated mush!)
Happy days :)
 
I barely remember getting off the 1st disk when I played it all those years ago, shame on me. My attention span is not that good for games, preferring a quick blast rather than losing an entire weekend to 1 game.
But I’ve decided, and a bit determined, to see this thing through… fingers crossed :)
 
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