posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 04:17 AM
reply to post by SixX18
I know my friend! All I can say is by god, it was a completely different world back then. We now have occupational health and safety though now.
Sure they have saved lives no doubt, but on the other side of the fence (as it were..) has it ruined the true spirit of motor-sport? Was the
excitement that ragged edge of danger - and then some, a deep seated need wanted by both driver and spectator alike? We talk about the glory days of
motoring. It was honest men in sheds. Now its clinical tracks and computers... And it's pretty boring. So the youth get out there and "jackass"
their own excitement and danger for the evening. Drinking contests, followed by anally launched missiles to the lolling of their 'friends'...
What is the answer?
1. The tracks have to be made safe for the audience, kids need a hero these days other than some swill drinking model whose lips do more than
lip-syncing to get them were they are....So, the family needs to take them somewhere safe.
2. The cars need to have a fully closed in roll-cage, it saves the driver. Other than that though teams should be given 2 v8's. Naturally
aspirated. Let the car drivers/builder stroke them, cam work, crank, bearings etc. Carbies, no fuel-injection. Because, the car should not have any
computer helping the driver in any way. The only computer board in the car should be for team communication and video cameras.
3. No single team sponsorship, instead sponsors sponsor the entire racing series, monies divided equally with teams given a challenging salary cap.
I want to see a number on the car. One number. Thats it. I don't want to have my eyeballs raped by some energy drink and a chain department store.
Let's have a look at the car's shape and lines for gods sake!
Ok.... This has turned all ranty. Hopefully you all get me!