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Old 03-02-2018, 09:23 PM
 
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This years new design looks better than it has in a long time, maybe since CART?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkWtfmnYpOY
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Old 03-03-2018, 11:44 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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It does look nice but what I really miss from the old days is wide variation in designs, like when someone would show up at Indy with a stock block powered car or Smokey Yunick's famous 'sidecar' design. I guess I enjoy battles on the drawing board as much as the ones on track.
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:12 PM
 
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It does look nice but what I really miss from the old days is wide variation in designs, like when someone would show up at Indy with a stock block powered car or Smokey Yunick's famous 'sidecar' design. I guess I enjoy battles on the drawing board as much as the ones on track.
What about Rufus Jones and the turbine STP in 1067. I was there when Parnelli qualified, all you heard was tire noise.

The old Offies.

The tin can death traps filled with gasoline

Thank God, Indy car is finally getting its act together
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:15 PM
 
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Default First crash of the season

IndyCar crash: Port-a-potty truck rams into Chip Ganassi Racing hospitality motorhome | Autoweek
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:45 PM
 
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What about Rufus Jones and the turbine STP in 1067. I was there when Parnelli qualified, all you heard was tire noise.
Never saw/heard the STP turbines but was at Sebring in 1968 when Howmet put a turbine in I believe a BRM chassis. Sounded like an airliner staring its take-off roll coming off a corner.

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The old Offies.
When I used to live in NJ we used to take a motorcycle ride to an airport in Robbinsville in October for what basically amounted to 'let the boys bring out their toys and play' day. One year one guy rolled out one of Joe Thomas's Cheetahs that was being restored and another brought out an Offy powered roadster and fired it up on methanol, GREAT STUFF! And for those who also like wings, Harold Pitcairn's son Steve flew a demo with an original Pitcairn Autogyro, it was like a black & white newsreel come to life.

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he tin can death traps filled with gasoline
Yeah, 1964 was the first year in my area they showed Indy in movie theaters on closed circuit TV, what a mess that second lap crash was.

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Thank God, Indy car is finally getting its act together
I'm glad to see it but I still miss the days of innovation like Tyrrell's 6 wheeler or Colin Chapman's ground breaking ground effects car, I do like thinking outside the box engineering.
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:50 PM
 
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Default Inside IndyCar's New 2018 Bodywork


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Old 03-09-2018, 01:04 PM
 
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New Era Josef Newgarden, Takuma Sato & More Preview The 2018 IndyCar Season | M1TG



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Old 03-11-2018, 11:21 AM
 
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St. Petersburg is underway. Some decent racing so far and of course the car looks worlds better.
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Old 04-07-2018, 08:12 PM
 
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So sad watching Phoenix race. The stands are EMPTY!

Last time I was there for CART in the 90s, The stands were full and people were on the hill in the cactus.

You'd think that with the new cars and a few more American drivers, more people would go out with their families for a Saturday night race
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Old 04-09-2018, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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I never understood the whole "not enough Americans" to root for angle.
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