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    Top five original companies on the DJIA:

    1. General Electric
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    No really. That's it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    Top five original companies on the DJIA:

    1. General Electric
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    5.

    No really. That's it.
    The only list I have that's shorter than that is my list of bad Led Zeppelin albums. (They ain't any)
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    Drivers who deserved a [Championship] GP win

    1. Jean Behra
    2. Chris Amon
    3. Derek Warwick
    4. Eddie Cheever
    5. Jean-Paul Jarier

    and an honorary mention for John Love for the 1967 S African GP

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Type View Post
    Drivers who deserved a [Championship] GP win

    1. Jean Behra
    2. Chris Amon
    3. Derek Warwick
    4. Eddie Cheever
    5. Jean-Paul Jarier

    and an honorary mention for John Love for the 1967 S African GP

    Any further suggestions?
    Hi D-Type:

    If you include the Indy 500 that was a World Championship points race from 1950-1960 and thus a de facto U. S. Grand Prix, I would add Tony Bettenhausen.
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    My all time dead supergroup:

    Drums-John Bonham(Led Zeppelin)
    Keyboards-Ian Stewart(The Rolling Stones)
    Bass-Jack Bruce(Cream)
    Guitar-Jimi Hendrix
    Vocals-Elvis Presley
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    My five list of biggest failed attempts to run a 2-cycle engine in a major racing series:

    5=AAA Championship(IRL)=1934=Cummins Diesel=Supercharged I-6 Cummins=6.0 Liter=At first this car, driven by Hartwell "Stubby" Stubblefield, doesn't look like a failure because it raced all 500 miles at Indy, finishing in 12th place and ahead of the Cummins 4-cycle car, however as soon as the race ended, the engine seized up and the company never ran a 2-cycle car in the race again.

    4=AAA Championship(IRL)=1931=Duray Special=Supercharged V-16 Duray=4.0 Liter=Driven by Leon Duray in the Indy 500, this car, although fairly fast, suffered from overheating problems so bad that it could barely complete its qualifying run. In the race, it dropped out on the sixth lap with overheating.

    3=European Championship(F1)=1935=Monaco Trossi=Supercharged Double Row (8x2) Radial-16 Fiat=4.0 Liter=The car practiced for the Italian Grand Prix driven by Carlo Felice Trossi but did not make a qualifying attempt due to poor handling unrelated to the engine's performance.

    2=Can Am=1970=Mac's IT Special=Four I-2 Rotax (One .8 Liter at each wheel and 8 total cylinders)=3.2 Liter=This car practiced for the Laguna Seca race driven by Hiroshi Fushida but did not attempt to qualify because of slow speeds.

    1=F1=1951=Guidobaldi=Supercharged Radial-8 Guidobaldi=1.5 Liter=The car was tested by M. F. Guidobaldi but performed poorly due its unique suspension and did not enter a Grand Prix that year. The following year, the World Championship was run under F2 rules and thus the car's engine was then too big to compete.
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    5 favourite rally wheel rims:

    1-Gatton Mystery=1898
    2-Borden Murders=1892
    3-Babysitter=1976-77
    4-Original Night Stalker=1979-86
    5-Jack the Stripper=1963-65

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    5 biggest contributors to human happiness in history:

    1. Family
    2. Agriculture
    3. Fire
    4. Sewerage
    5. Refrigeration
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Reid View Post
    My five list of biggest failed attempts to run a 2-cycle engine in a major racing series:
    Conversely, the list of successful attempts to run a 2-cycle engine in a major racing series is massive. Really massive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    Conversely, the list of successful attempts to run a 2-cycle engine in a major racing series is massive. Really massive.
    Yes, they are successful in outboard powerboats, snowmobiles and motorcycles but in auto racing, unless you count go carts, the number is pretty much zero.
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