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Re: Sweet-Ass Car Racing Trivia Thread

Postby Ansel Rakestraw » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:59 am

susanarosa wrote:I can't think of anywhere else to put this.

When did JPM get so... puffy?

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I thought it was Tony Stewart at first.


He's packed it on in the last year or so.

So I have officially become a JPM fan. Why? I'll tell.
One of my coworkers is married to the head of sponsor relations and marketing for CGR and related this story to me. Chip had an end of season party last year at his big fancy country home and had all the drivers and senior staff there along with some other personalities from racing. At the end of the night everyone was piling in to limos to take them back to their personal planes. JPM refused to get into a limo with - in his words - "that fuckhead" Tony George. Apparently he had no problem saying it with Tony clearly in earshot.

The CGR folks will neither confirm nor deny that the very dubious pitlane speeding violation that cost JPM the winn at the Brickyard this year was any sort of retaliation.
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Re: Sweet-Ass Car Racing Trivia Thread

Postby David Hall » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:24 am

This is why i love JPM.

Cross-post to the man crush thread.
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Re: Sweet-Ass Car Racing Trivia Thread

Postby Ansel Rakestraw » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:11 pm

Not sweet trivia, but no other place of this....

This weekend was the ten year mark for Greg Moore's passing.
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Re: Sweet-Ass Car Racing Trivia Thread

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Re: Sweet-Ass Car Racing Trivia Thread

Postby D-Day » Wed May 12, 2010 10:42 pm

susanarosa wrote:http://jalopnik.com/5530175/the-life-and-death-of-the-six+wheeled-race-car


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Re: Sweet-Ass Car Racing Trivia Thread

Postby Ansel Rakestraw » Thu May 13, 2010 9:18 am

I was always enamored with the Chapparal 2J

http://www.petroleummuseum.org/Gallery/Chaparral2J.html
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Re: Sweet-Ass Car Racing Trivia Thread

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:19 pm

Something for Ansel to add to his agenda during his next trip home:

The Henry Ford is planning to build a $15 million exhibition covering the history and innovation of American auto racing, it was announced by Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford. Racing in America is a permanent 22,000-square-foot engaging and unique experience powered by highly interactive displays and frontier-stretching technologies. Planned for Henry Ford Museum, this exhibition will bring auto racing to life with history’s greatest and most significant vehicles, the personal stories and collections from the most legendary leaders and drivers in the industry, as well as on-site demonstrations of today’s technological advancements.

Co-chairing The Henry Ford’s efforts to build this exhibition are Edsel B. Ford II, Rick Hendrick, Roger S. Penske and Jack Roush.

“Racing in America will be the nation’s first comprehensive, interactive exhibition covering all forms of American auto racing through the lens of innovation,” said Mooradian. “This experience will show how auto racing has evolved as an important part of our culture and is a clear example of America’s ‘can-do’ spirit igniting and inspiring a new generation of dreamers, risk-takers, entrepreneurs and inventors.”

This exhibition will give a thorough overview of our country’s achievements in this sport — from the first American auto race, the Times Herald race through Chicago in 1895, and Henry Ford’s first race car, Sweepstakes, to Bill Elliott’s famous #9 car, which set the all-time NASCAR qualifying record at Talladega in 1987. Other significant artifacts in this exhibit will include the 1965 Indy 500 winner, the Lotus-Ford 38/1, the Goldenrod and Tom Beatty’s Belly-Tank Lakester.

Once visitors enter Racing in America, they will encounter the full spectrum of the sport from stock car racing, drag racing, road-racing sports cars, Indy cars to land-speed record cars.

Beyond the vehicles, this exhibition is about the practical applications of technology, math, and science that auto racing brings to current and future generations. Interactive displays will include an actual NASCAR transporter to be used for on-site demonstrations using the museum’s historic vehicles as well as showcasing present-day technologies. Visitors will actually have the opportunity to announce a famous race on radio or on camera in the “broadcast booth,” and in the “Crash-Safety Theater,” museum-goers will witness the dangers of racing and see the innovations and changes made to make this sport safe for everyone involved. There also will be a special section for kids where they can design race cars of tomorrow with their friends and family.

Dispersed throughout the exhibition will be the oral histories of some of the legends within the industry who changed the world—people like Jim Hall, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones and Lyn St. James. Web-based curriculum materials for grades 3-12, focusing on history, design, science, physics, and engineering, will also be made available on the exhibit’s website, racinginamerica.com.

“Racing in America celebrates the spirit, skills and genius that auto racing inspires,” said Mooradian. “As an educational institution, The Henry Ford is delighted to present and showcase the 21st century skills of creative problem-solving, perseverance and teamwork that are so well represented in this exciting and engaging sport.”
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Re: Sweet-Ass Car Racing Trivia Thread

Postby Ansel Rakestraw » Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:58 pm

The Suburban Avenger wrote:Something for Ansel to add to his agenda during his next trip home:

The Henry Ford is planning to build a $15 million exhibition covering the history and innovation of American auto racing, it was announced by Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford. Racing in America is a permanent 22,000-square-foot engaging and unique experience powered by highly interactive displays and frontier-stretching technologies. Planned for Henry Ford Museum, this exhibition will bring auto racing to life with history’s greatest and most significant vehicles, the personal stories and collections from the most legendary leaders and drivers in the industry, as well as on-site demonstrations of today’s technological advancements.

Co-chairing The Henry Ford’s efforts to build this exhibition are Edsel B. Ford II, Rick Hendrick, Roger S. Penske and Jack Roush.

“Racing in America will be the nation’s first comprehensive, interactive exhibition covering all forms of American auto racing through the lens of innovation,” said Mooradian. “This experience will show how auto racing has evolved as an important part of our culture and is a clear example of America’s ‘can-do’ spirit igniting and inspiring a new generation of dreamers, risk-takers, entrepreneurs and inventors.”

This exhibition will give a thorough overview of our country’s achievements in this sport — from the first American auto race, the Times Herald race through Chicago in 1895, and Henry Ford’s first race car, Sweepstakes, to Bill Elliott’s famous #9 car, which set the all-time NASCAR qualifying record at Talladega in 1987. Other significant artifacts in this exhibit will include the 1965 Indy 500 winner, the Lotus-Ford 38/1, the Goldenrod and Tom Beatty’s Belly-Tank Lakester.

Once visitors enter Racing in America, they will encounter the full spectrum of the sport from stock car racing, drag racing, road-racing sports cars, Indy cars to land-speed record cars.

Beyond the vehicles, this exhibition is about the practical applications of technology, math, and science that auto racing brings to current and future generations. Interactive displays will include an actual NASCAR transporter to be used for on-site demonstrations using the museum’s historic vehicles as well as showcasing present-day technologies. Visitors will actually have the opportunity to announce a famous race on radio or on camera in the “broadcast booth,” and in the “Crash-Safety Theater,” museum-goers will witness the dangers of racing and see the innovations and changes made to make this sport safe for everyone involved. There also will be a special section for kids where they can design race cars of tomorrow with their friends and family.

Dispersed throughout the exhibition will be the oral histories of some of the legends within the industry who changed the world—people like Jim Hall, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones and Lyn St. James. Web-based curriculum materials for grades 3-12, focusing on history, design, science, physics, and engineering, will also be made available on the exhibit’s website, racinginamerica.com.

“Racing in America celebrates the spirit, skills and genius that auto racing inspires,” said Mooradian. “As an educational institution, The Henry Ford is delighted to present and showcase the 21st century skills of creative problem-solving, perseverance and teamwork that are so well represented in this exciting and engaging sport.”


Awwwwwesome! I wonder if they will include this nod to Jac Nasser? I can't imagine there is a huge demand for these in the collectors market...
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Re: Sweet-Ass Car Racing Trivia Thread

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Re: Sweet-Ass Car Racing Trivia Thread

Postby Andy » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:50 pm

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Re: Sweet-Ass Car Racing Trivia Thread

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:24 pm

Just got the official go-ahead to cover the NASCAR and IMSA race weekend at Indianapolis at the end of next month. Should be a nice payday and, hopefully, a bit of fun, too.
We lived in Indy through most of the '80s and the old man always would bitch that they should run a NASCAR race there. Sure enough, they finally did ... two years after the poor guy died!

It's ended up being kind of a dull race because there's not much chance to pass other than when someone pits, but I haven't been to a race there since I was a senior in high school.
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Re: Sweet-Ass Car Racing Trivia Thread

Postby D-Day » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:10 pm

The Suburban Avenger wrote:Just got the official go-ahead to cover the NASCAR and IMSA race weekend at Indianapolis at the end of next month. Should be a nice payday and, hopefully, a bit of fun, too.
We lived in Indy through most of the '80s and the old man always would bitch that they should run a NASCAR race there. Sure enough, they finally did ... two years after the poor guy died!

It's ended up being kind of a dull race because there's not much chance to pass other than when someone pits, but I haven't been to a race there since I was a senior in high school.


We should get together up there for a few beers while you're there. Indy's only a buck fifteen from the southern OP. Would be a good excuse for me to get a ticket for the IMSA race, too
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