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Postby dodint » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:00 pm



Lots of fun. There was time left out there but for the first weekend with the car on a new track, and with a co-driver, I can't complain.

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Postby CBear3 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:44 am

The thing I love most about EC is that every onboard I've ever seen makes it look like your driving a road of pure light.

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Postby dodint » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:42 pm

Unpopular Opinion: Zanardi needs to find a rocking chair somewhere and not get out of it for 30 years.

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Postby tifosi77 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:31 pm

Alex Zanardi won the first motor race I ever attended in person. You take your..... erm, take.... and sit in the corner for a while and reevaluate your choices.

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Postby CBear3 » Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:24 am

Dude has lived an incredible couple of lives. There’s no shame in listening to what the forces of nature are trying to tell him. I always felt the same way about Greg Moore. Dude got ran over by a granny, and was so banged up they had to let him have a special practice session to prove he could still wheel it, and died later that day. Sometimes the world is trying to tell you something...

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Postby tifosi77 » Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:36 pm

A good friend of mine was at Fontana that day, and she said she's never felt so....... weird..... as when they lowered the flags around the track to half staff, with like half of the race left to run.

Racing is such a capricious thing. The first few laps of that race, another driver lost it in T2, and he walked away from his shunt. On the restart, Moore lost it in the same spot, sort of following the other guy's skid marks, but he cartwheeled into the wall head first at 150 Gs and pancaked his skull.

That said, Pineapple might not have a say in that rocking chair thing. :sad:

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Postby dodint » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:34 pm

Wow :lol:


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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:24 pm

I just did a quick Google, and found a Sotheby's auction for a signed Ayrton Senna Bell crash hat from 1988 that sold for $102,000. "The signature is believed to be authentic."

Also saw an auction for a TIE Fighter helmet worn on-screen in the first Star Wars movie that fetched $238,000, but I figured you wouldn't appreciate that as much.

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Postby dodint » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:29 pm

Well, the staggering thing for me is the Chaz helmet is a replica. It's not even 'game worn' or even team issued.

This is not the greatest helmet in the world, no.
This is just a tribute.

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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:00 pm

Oh, I wasn't necessarily disagreeing with you. I just wanted a pretext for posting the bit about the TIE Fighter helmet. ;)

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:08 am

In other news, Bernie Ecclestone (age 89) became a dad again today. His youngest grandchildren are only 5 year old.

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