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    Here is an article I found written about one of my hero's Dan Gurney and he reflects on the way racing used to be vs how it is so regulated and rules oriented today that it is stifling creativity and engineering to make racing more exciting and innovative.
    Its a good read.

    He is the guy I stole my bubble roof idea from.

    http://www.gordonkirby.com/categorie....html:driving:
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    Gordon Kirby - Auto Racing - The Way It Is


    Oooor.... perhaps it was that back then most racers sucked, so a talented F1 driver could roll up to a nascar race and beat most everyone.

    Perhaps back then my principle of "more expensive the car, the worse the driver" affected even "pro" motorsport.

    Also, allowing innovation makes for boring ass hideously expensive racing where two cars leave the field, money is the biggest team asset, and you don't need the best driver.

    Ground effects only.. didn't F1 try that and have cars go flying whenever they hit a small bump?

    *snore* grass is always greener and the past is always awesome. Back then boring races would be just fine since you'd probably be reading about it in a magazine, or if you're lucky, watching a highlight reel on the "wide world of sports".

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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
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    Gordon Kirby - Auto Racing - The Way It Is

    , watching a highlight reel on the "wide world of sports".
    That exactly how I watched racing in those days. Unless you went in person that was all we had.

    Just brings back fun memories, old guys like to reminisce, I am practicing to be old.
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