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  • 14 years ago today!

    http://www.youtube.com/v/erHQmiqD8BI&hl=en

    What were you doing when you first saw this and what were your thoughts?

  • #2
    My actual first thought was; if they do this what will happen to CART?

    I guess we know the answer to that question now.

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    • #3
      Where is Andrew Craig these days?

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      • #4
        Paul Page: "Whatever the outcome, it could drastically affect what we know as Indycar racing in the future"

        You got that right Paul !

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        • #5
          Originally posted by millrace
          Paul Page: "Whatever the outcome, it could drastically affect what we know as Indycar racing in the future"

          You got that right Paul !

          yes he did!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Outlaw
            Where is Andrew Craig these days?
            I was just wondering the samething!

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            • #7
              Never saw it
              at the time I'd long since drifted away from Indy racing
              can't remember any succinct negative thoughts or feelings towards Indy racing or CART at the time just dissinterest
              Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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              • #8
                Looking back, it sure was more commercially successful then. I loved what it was at the time... and didn't know any differen't because I didn't live in Indy and didn't use the internet. I just loved going to the track to watch the races and was really just getting over AJ hanging it up.

                Other notes:

                Boy, Paul Page was sure prophetic, and Tony was a pretty sub-par public speaker in those days! (better now for sure..)

                In the end it seems that the best options for the future lay somewhere between the polarities of what Tony and the CART brass then thought the series should go.

                I guess I am an optimist in that I think it could be as well followed as those days....again. It'll take awhile, that's for sure. Maybe just as long as it took for it to get from there, to where it is now.
                Rest in Peace, Miles Nelson

                Never forget, 'Mackie' was here.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lodi22
                  http://www.youtube.com/v/erHQmiqD8BI&hl=en

                  What were you doing when you first saw this and what were your thoughts?
                  My thoughts were, and still are, that the SCCA clubbies, who basically hated, and still hate, oval track racing, for the most part believed themselves to be great racers, only a few bucks from their medical practices, their law firms, or, if all else failed, sponsorships, shy of becoming world class drivers in an open wheel upgrade of SCCA autocross racing. They believed that they should be in charge of the American premier open wheel series; fortunately, Paul Newman notwithstanding, it didn't happen.

                  That's it. That's my first contribution to the endless bickering over the "split," and will likely be my last. I would also claim it to be the most accurate, albeit brief, summary of what went on.

                  Oddly enough, however, for Lodi22, I watched my last Indy 500 in which CART teams participated at a relative's house in Lodi, and I was friends with the guy who wrote "Lord, stuck in Lodi again."

                  I must be feeling mean this evening.:mmph:

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mindervillain
                    ...I must be feeling mean this evening.:mmph:
                    BATTLE BORN!!!!
                    (BTW - I agree with your post!)

                    roach

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jcroche
                      BATTLE BORN!!!!
                      (BTW - I agree with your post!)

                      roach
                      Hey, roach, do you ever get the feeling that out here on the west coast, where the real Americans live, we're just kind of talking among ourselves? I suspect that time zones are some sort of communist plot.

                      Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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                      • #12
                        My reaction, "Yeeeeessssss!!!!!!
                        It's always been about the Indy 500!
                        I realize I have the right to remain silent, but don't have the ability or enough common sense to do so.:rolleyes:

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                        • #13
                          And today 14 years later...


                          Diversity. Competing on short ovals, speedways, permanent road courses and temporary street circuits, the IndyCar Series has the most challenging and diverse lineup of racetracks in motorsports. Put to the test is an international lineup of driver talent.

                          plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose, eh?

                          (or for Yogi Berra fans....deja vu all over again).
                          BAN SHREDDED CHEESE! MAKE AMERICA GRATE AGAIN!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jakester
                            And today 14 years later...





                            plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose, eh?

                            (or for Yogi Berra fans....deja vu all over again).
                            Hey Jakester, on a more personal note
                            ...deja vu all over you...
                            if you know what I mean
                            Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Lodi22
                              http://www.youtube.com/v/erHQmiqD8BI&hl=en

                              What were you doing when you first saw this and what were your thoughts?
                              Makes me want to go back in time, find TG and that "Indycar" president and lock them in a room together until they worked it out, or ate each other. Sure we're one series again, but at what cost compared to the apex they were at back then.

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