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    ... ever had an open meeting with all the car owners at once? And why not. This would be a great way to clear the air, provide direction, and listen to any comments in a group forum. He may not have to like it or implement it, but it least everyone would be on Page One. I am thinking something similar to a drivers meeting.

    Secondly, why not do the same with track operators.

    No secret handshakes, no sidedeals.

    Just upfront yes or no's.
    Natural Born Cynic

    What irks me (maybe its too soon for the truth), DW was a 16-oval WIN specialist, yet the vast majority those boohooing for him, hardcarders & fans, alike are the same ones trying to kill anything with more than 9 deg banking & 4 corners, where Dan ultimately made his home...

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    Re: Has Tony George

    Originally posted by NDGator
    ... ever had an open meeting with all the car owners at once? And why not. This would be a great way to clear the air, provide direction, and listen to any comments in a group forum. He may not have to like it or implement it, but it least everyone would be on Page One. I am thinking something similar to a drivers meeting.

    Secondly, why not do the same with track operators.

    No secret handshakes, no sidedeals.

    Just upfront yes or no's.

    ...perhaps a meeting such as this is what's behind the addition of road-courses?!
    ​a bad day at the race track beats a good day at work

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    • #3
      Re: Has Tony George

      Originally posted by NDGator
      ... ever had an open meeting with all the car owners at once?
      Yeah, he was carrying the drinks tray.
      "An emphasis was placed on drivers with road racing backgrounds which meant drivers from open wheel, oval track racing were at a disadvantage. That led Tony George to create the IRL." -Indy Review 1996

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      • #4
        Why should he...the Indy 500 is protected...that's all that counts...

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        • #5
          It's good to be de King!
          My major malfunction is...I want the people I love and respect to live forever...The problem is...Life don't work that way...

          P.S. Questions, comments, death threats, invitations to a pigs bris, my number is still (317) 809-4483

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          • #6
            I am sorry that's all that counts to you. Tony will be dissapointed as well.
            Have attended: Indy 500 (36), Belle Island (3), Kentucky (4), St Pete (3), Homestead (1), Texas (2) Michigan (5), Cleveland (3), Iowa (6), Chicagoland (5), IRP (2), Eldora (3)...

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            • #7
              My guess that there have been numerous meetings.

              And Mr. dolan, perhaps NASCAR might want to use soft-wall technology ala the IRL. Some Cup drivers at the Brickyard demanded it and praised TG. So not is Tony only protecting the 500, but the drivers as well in all three venues.
              Get your head out of your past!!!

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              • #8
                "I am sorry that's all that counts to you. Tony will be dissapointed as well."

                Preservation of the Indy 500 is his goal...read his vision articles...

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                • #9
                  I've read them. I have no problem with a business adjusting thier business plan.

                  What I do have a problem with is a series tweaking the rules every week based on who is whining the loudest at the time about an aero advantage while virtually ignoring safety issues involving drivers.

                  Tony vision is continually based on an institution and it's heritage. The Frantz family vision is soley focussed on thier wallet.
                  Have attended: Indy 500 (36), Belle Island (3), Kentucky (4), St Pete (3), Homestead (1), Texas (2) Michigan (5), Cleveland (3), Iowa (6), Chicagoland (5), IRP (2), Eldora (3)...

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                  • #10
                    Where I was going with this, is to have a publically open forum to hear what competitors are wanting. He doesn't have to act, but the air gets cleared. There is no inuendo that Penske is psst pssting to old crewman BB. Or now with Mr. Blanch.

                    With all the change towards a new IRL, don't leave any competitor in the dark on rules or otherwise.
                    Natural Born Cynic

                    What irks me (maybe its too soon for the truth), DW was a 16-oval WIN specialist, yet the vast majority those boohooing for him, hardcarders & fans, alike are the same ones trying to kill anything with more than 9 deg banking & 4 corners, where Dan ultimately made his home...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by NDGator
                      Where I was going with this, is to have a publically open forum to hear what competitors are wanting. He doesn't have to act, but the air gets cleared. There is no inuendo that Penske is psst pssting to old crewman BB. Or now with Mr. Blanch.

                      With all the change towards a new IRL, don't leave any competitor in the dark on rules or otherwise.
                      I am sure he or BB or both are talking with everyone on timely basis and I doubt they are calling in the press to tell them they are talking with the folks.

                      Do you have info that they are not talking to the guys or do you ask because you haven't read about it in the press somewhere??? Maybe this is an indication that things do go on that RM doesn't know about??

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                      • #12
                        Obviously,

                        I would hope the media would be EXcluded, including the editorialists.
                        Natural Born Cynic

                        What irks me (maybe its too soon for the truth), DW was a 16-oval WIN specialist, yet the vast majority those boohooing for him, hardcarders & fans, alike are the same ones trying to kill anything with more than 9 deg banking & 4 corners, where Dan ultimately made his home...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by damilt

                          .......
                          Tony vision is continually based on an institution and it's heritage. The Frantz family vision is soley focussed on thier wallet.
                          So Tony George operates soley to preserve an institution and it's heritage and not with personal profit as a motivating factor?

                          I also need clarification on what institution, with it's heritage of foreign road racers running foreign race cars, you're talking about?
                          jZink

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by hdolan
                            Why should he...the Indy 500 is protected...that's all that counts...
                            Even if this were 100% true Howard, so what???!!

                            It's his business :mad:

                            It's his house

                            It's his money

                            It's just that simple!!!!!!

                            ...if IMS were a publicly traded company, he'd be run out of town by the Board of Directors for acting any other way than what your trying to villify him for!!!

                            Last edited by dog-ring; 08-14-2003, 05:04 PM.
                            "IRL is better at everything except selling themselves." -- Jennifer Floyd Engel, ESPN/103.3 FM

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SoDak_IndyFan
                              It's his business :mad:

                              It's his house

                              It's his money

                              It's just that simple!!!!!!
                              Disagree, he is the trustee of the 500 for the world and for future generations. It's not as if he earned it or anything. And he's done a good job of nauseing the whole thing up.
                              Last edited by dog-ring; 08-14-2003, 05:05 PM.
                              "An emphasis was placed on drivers with road racing backgrounds which meant drivers from open wheel, oval track racing were at a disadvantage. That led Tony George to create the IRL." -Indy Review 1996

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