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  1. Thread: 7 April 1968

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    7 April 1968

    Hard to believe it's been 50 years ago. Perhaps more intriguing is that today is Saturday, and here in California at least, there has been a steady drizzle of rain sometime past midnight. Similar to...
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    Dan Gurney 1931 - 2018

    As the title indicates, a beloved icon from an extraordinary era in motor racing has passed away. He was 86.
  3. Ditto. Even if Dismal Disney (because that's...

    Ditto. Even if Dismal Disney (because that's ESPN) actually did start off well, there is no way it would operate without non-stop nonsense of commerciaism. Especially since it is a sinking ship...
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    Well done

    Good idea. :spinhead: :beer: :bounce:


    Sounds like you had the reverse experience I had nearly 30 years ago at Hockenheim (1988). Mine was dry on Sat., during Qualifying. Wet on race day. Didnít...
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    For me to watch an entire race, never mind the...

    For me to watch an entire race, never mind the usual front runner blow outs, it was good. Top to bottom. Most times I watch 30-45 min., and that's it - because of what's happening (or not rather) on...
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    I don't mind that so much - because it's happened...

    I don't mind that so much - because it's happened before, and will happen again of course.


    What I don't want to see is blatant BS like what happened in Austria 2002. When %$@#ing Ferrari took...
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    That's the only complaint I have about the race,...

    That's the only complaint I have about the race, was drivers crying over Incidental contact.Though I know that's not something to ever go away.

    Other than that I enjoyed the really close scraps ...
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    :laugh:

    :laugh:
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    Time for another chicane installment.

    Time for another chicane installment.
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    I absolutely agree on all points made. The...

    I absolutely agree on all points made.

    The 500 is a mere shadow of what it once was, nevertheless it was good to see a F1 regular dismiss Monaco for a crack at this event, no matter what the...
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    Thanks for reporting this. As I wasn't aware of...

    Thanks for reporting this. As I wasn't aware of the situation. I had recently seen an episode of Racing Through Time, with regards to his career, and noticed I had completely forgotten about him....
  12. Thread: Qualifying

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    Almost reminded me of Gordon Smiley's fatal...

    Almost reminded me of Gordon Smiley's fatal qualifying crash in 82'. Glad we didn't get the same result.
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    2017 Indianapolis 500

    What a fantastic race! It will be great to see Japan goes nuts over this!

    I hate to be biased on an event, but once I discovered Fernando Alonso was going to be in the mix, I was pulling for him...
  14. Thread: Oroville Dam

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    Living here in the drought stricken state (with...

    Living here in the drought stricken state (with little noticeable effort to increase water storage) and observing the blind ambition of creating a High Speed Rail ("Racket" more like) system that was...
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    Hate to say it, but Iím glad he won considering...

    Hate to say it, but Iím glad he won considering HRC was the other option. The way I figure it, the fat cats are the ones who have been running the country for quite a while now. So why not let on of...
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    YouTube races (especially the "Natural Sounds"...

    YouTube races (especially the "Natural Sounds" recorded events) are my favs. Love the whole races of 73' French GP, 71' Italian GP, etc... etc... being available. Not to mention Indy 500 during the...
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    Well said.

    Well said.
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    Confiscation of the Holy Grail. Yes!!

    Who's says Americans are not much involved in F1?! :D :bounce:

    Okay bad joke, sorry.....






    I don't watch much of the tube anymore either, except during NFL season. I cut the cord...
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    Well put. Everything you mentioned is exactly why...

    Well put. Everything you mentioned is exactly why I don't get all fired up about the 500 anymore. I merely follow it in bits and pieces, only for the slight interest of tradition.

    At least there...
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    Yeah, that is my all-time favorite Indy car. That...

    Yeah, that is my all-time favorite Indy car. That and Bobby Unser's 1968 winner, the Rislone (Bob Wilke) Eagle / Offy. The paint schemes for both machines couldn't have been a better match to each...
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    Thanks for posting that article. Great driver...

    Thanks for posting that article. Great driver with splendid character.

    Good grief. I didn't realize that it was already 50 years since he won Le Mans.

    RIP
  22. Thanks. Nice looking car, pretty quiet though. ...

    Thanks. Nice looking car, pretty quiet though.

    Tow truck looks like it came from a hobby store.

    Monza has noise reduction policies? Wonder how long that's been going on.
  23. Thread: What's new?

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    I was thinking the same thing after being away...

    I was thinking the same thing after being away from here for months. Habitually pondering "Gosh, 'The 500' is coming up again. Wonder what's in store for this year..." Then I came back to reality,...
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    Not even going to bother with reading his response. He should have been put down years ago.


    Though I will admit the sport is more of a victim to the very thing that brought it success since its...
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    What it was 35 years ago without that goddamned...

    What it was 35 years ago without that goddamned Caesar's Palace GP.

    Mostly European, the Glen, Montreal, South America. I'll take Australia and Mexico too.

    ... And I mean the old circuits too,...
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