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    Quotes: famous and/or funny

    Years ago someone started a similar thread which transpired into some real gems. I couldn't locate the it from the archives, so here we go...

    Source: Road & Track, 1968 (April issue?)

    During the start of the 68' TASMAN series (held in NZ and AUS), the Lotus team unveiled its' cars with the Gold Leaf sponsorship colors of red and white, with gold trim. While Clark was with his mechanics preping the Lotus for the weekend, he took some ribbing of its' appearence from a local competitor he was familiar with. Clark's response was classic: "Don'.t worry Billy. It still looks the same from behind."

    Side note: Clark did run away with the TASMAN series that year.
    FIDO - Forget It, Drive On

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    Source: Road & Track, 1970 issue (August?)

    This I believe was from either the Belgian GP or Austrian GP race report; all I can remember is that this quote was made made at one of the fastest circuits and that Ronnie Peterson was briefly detained by authorities for running over a policeman's foot while trying to gain entry to the paddock in his own personal car. Anyways...

    Sometime prior to the race, Graham Hill was signing autographs, when a young lady approached and requested that he sign his name on her revealing T-shirt... on one of her breasts. Graham, being the distinguished gentleman that he was known for, obliged, of course, with the well-mannered compliment,"Blimey, I wish I had a longer name!"
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    "I'm just really stunned for words, I can't believe the reception. I thought Australian race fans had a lot more to go than this, this is bloody disgraceful. I'll keep racing but I tell you what, this is going to remain with me for a long time, you're a pack of arseholes."
    - Jim Richards, after winning the 1992 Bathurst 1000.

    Jim Richards had crashed his Nissan GTR but when the race was officially stopped, they took the results from the last completed lap with was one before. The crowd thought that the Ford Sierra of Dick Johnson should have won and booed Jim when he collected the trophy.


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    It's a classical for Argentinian Turismo Carretera, during the road race era. Carlos Menditeguy, who not only was a F1 racer in the 1950s, entered later in Turismo Carretera and was in the leading stages of one race in the 1960s when his car failed and he was forced to abandon. At the inquiry of his mechanic about what to do with the car, he stared and replied: "Burn it, Linares, burn it!".

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    "So you are going to be a race driver, that's fine. Just a few things I want you to do first. Go kiss your mother goodbye, pack your bags since you won't be living here anymore, and while you're at it, change your name."
    - J. C. "Aggie" Agajanian's father. Agajanian was a winning team owner at the Indianapolis 500 (1952 & 1963).
    FIDO - Forget It, Drive On

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    It was in the 70s at a F5000 race at Pocono (infield road course), Jody Scheckter had already written off a tub on Friday and had a bad crash on Saturday. When a corner worker got to him, he was hunched down in the car with his eyes closed. Later the worker asked him why he was that way and he replied "Well, sometimes when you have a bad shunt and it gets really quiet its because you're still flying through the air.".
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    A quote that is often mistakenly credited to Steve McQueen in the movie Le Mans:

    "To race is to live. All the rest is simply waiting" - Rudi Caracciola

    Makes even more sense when considering how much tragedy he experienced in life.
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    After Mike Hailwood won the TT for the 12th time.
    Murray Walker: "Mike how do you feel after winning your 12th TT?"
    Hailwood: "Tired" (but he may have expressed it more strongly)
    Duncan Rollo

    The more you learn, the more you realise how little you know.

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    After this lovely incident, Andrea De Cesaris went back to Guy Ligier and said:
    "I've had a problem with the car."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    After this lovely incident, Andrea De Cesaris went back to Guy Ligier and said:
    "I've had a problem with the car."
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