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« on: August 14, 2006, 09:07:47 AM »

has anyone read david carter's book "the iron game' it exposes bodybuilding in the late 60's to early 70's. the names are changed to protect the innocent and quilty as well i guess.
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2006, 10:11:49 AM »

just throwing this back out there because this same post  started a train of posts on ironage that caused the one member to get so upset he put a contract out on the guy who recommended the book to him.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2006, 10:22:45 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2006, 10:26:39 AM »

"Iron Game" seems like a interesting read, but it's a rare book($100 a copy seems the going rate). Steve Neece was the basis for "Moby".
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2012, 05:50:23 AM »

Funk, Ive been looking for this book for years (at a decent price) dont want to pay that Amazon price ($100.00+)
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2012, 05:52:43 AM »

OH ya, I heard the writer of this book (David Carter) was a H-mo, and was found dead with his neck cut...
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2012, 07:41:22 AM »

shut up
Well, this made me laugh out loud.

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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2012, 02:19:01 PM »

"Iron Game" seems like a interesting read, but it's a rare book($100 a copy seems the going rate). Steve Neece was the basis for "Moby".
it's now 125 dollars no wonder the guy got so mad. Grin
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2012, 02:26:36 PM »

just throwing this back out there because this same post  started a train of posts on ironage that caused the one member to get so upset he put a contract out on the guy who recommended the book to him.

Put a hit on him. That's awesome. Internet bodybuilding message boards is serious business.
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2012, 03:07:22 PM »

100, for a book? Lol good luck with that
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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2012, 03:15:14 PM »

100, for a book? Lol good luck with that

It's a tiny little paperback too, it makes reference to all the big G4P things in Venice during the 70's, so it seems interesting, but not $100+ interesting. The guy that wrote it seemed to be a small time gay porno producer too, so there are probably all sorts of embarrassing thing about folks in it.
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« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2012, 03:44:25 PM »

$100...wow...I should sell my copy if I can find it
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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2012, 03:50:01 PM »

It's a tiny little paperback too, it makes reference to all the big G4P things in Venice during the 70's, so it seems interesting, but not $100+ interesting. The guy that wrote it seemed to be a small time gay porno producer too, so there are probably all sorts of embarrassing thing about folks in it.

How the fuck hasn't anyone just plagiarized it and put it on the Internet. 
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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2012, 04:13:08 PM »

How the fuck hasn't anyone just plagiarized it and put it on the Internet. 

I just don't think enough people remember it or there are enough copies out there for someone to do it. From my understanding it only had one run, and then the guy died. I only know about it because the old timers use to joke about it.
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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2012, 08:36:37 AM »

I just don't think enough people remember it or there are enough copies out there for someone to do it. From my understanding it only had one run, and then the guy died. I only know about it because the old timers use to joke about it.
Grin Grin Grin Grin hey i resemble that{oldtimer} funk  sr.
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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2012, 08:43:07 AM »

Grin Grin Grin Grin hey i resemble that{oldtimer} funk  sr.

hey Funk51, I used to read Ironage back in the day. Who the fuck put out a contract on who?  Was it the guys who left to form Rawiron or what?
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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2012, 09:11:20 AM »

hey Funk51, I used to read Ironage back in the day. Who the fuck put out a contract on who?  Was it the guys who left to form Rawiron or what?

i actually mentioned this book on ironage and one member wanted a copy real bad not realizing the tone of the book. he bought the book paid way too much for it of course and wanted to kill the guy who sold him the book because he didn't tell him what the book was actually about. i actually bought the book when it first came out not realizing the subject matter got a laugh out of it and didn't think much of it till the dawn of the internet. i still have a copy but would be hard pressed to find it in my menagerie. Grin Grin
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« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2012, 09:56:10 AM »

Heres the thread
http://forum.iron-age-classic-bodybuilding.com/index.php/topic,11965.0.html
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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2012, 11:29:28 AM »

Thanks Crownshep, wow Mick Limeric put out a contract? I always thought he was mild manered Ivan Dunbar lol.
Jimmy Thomson gets a mention. I knew Jimmy well  as he was the volunteer trainer at the gym where i started at back in 1970. I remember he stayed in LA for the summer around 1973 and he trained at Golds and he said the guys were involved in gay porn movies. Sprague was apparently their agent. A lot of top bodybuilders apparently indulged in bumfoolery back in the day lol........Jimmy Thomson was a top finance guy, chartered accountant and MBA and a great physique. Jimmy was a millionaire with his investments and a friend of Jimmy Saville., NABBA president in the 60's and 70's.  He got cancer around 2000 and the drugs messed with his mind, this is why he started spilling the beans.
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« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2012, 11:32:17 AM »

Maybe the Kindle version will be out soon.

Who was that getbigger who used to post all sorts of shady stories about various bodybuilders from the '60s-'90s?  I forget his name but he was awesome.
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« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2012, 11:35:01 AM »

Maybe the Kindle version will be out soon.

Who was that getbigger who used to post all sorts of shady stories about various bodybuilders from the '60s-'90s?  I forget his name but he was awesome.
was it my old trainer Jimmy Thomson?
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« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2012, 11:42:53 AM »

It might have been The Red Meat Kid but that doesn't sound right?

Pro in the Know?
Undercover Pro?
BEEFY HEAVYWEIGHT?

I can't remember.
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« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2012, 11:43:23 AM »

Watch out Big Al,don`t think Jimmy Thompson would like his name associated with Jimmy Saville at this precise moment.If ya know what i mean.
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« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2012, 11:45:52 AM »

It was Beefy Heavyweight I believe..
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« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2012, 12:29:53 PM »

Well, this made me laugh out loud.

Classic GB, right there.



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