Funny, but you may remember all the hoopla and cheering for John Judd
and MG around these newsgroups not so very long ago. Praises for Judd
and his commitment to F/CART. MG lauded for becoming a long term
"partner" with F/CART for perhaps decades to come, and using F/CART to
build its presence in the States and internationally. AR1 reporting
that MG would be the sponsor of F/CART's grand new event in China
(whatever happened to F/CART racing n China, BTW?). Loads and loads
(and the pun is intended) about MG and John Judd, day after day.
Now, nothing. Not a peep.
Shoved aside. Forgotten.
Small engine manufacturer and small company makes multi-million dollar
commitment to F/CART, and then gets shafted by Pooknocchio. Judd and
MG hang their collective arses out on the line and what do they get?
Screwed, blued, and tattooed.
And now you never hear a thing about them or their passing from the
CARTisan CHUMPS, as though they never existed.
Not much loyalty or gratitude from the CARTisans. Of course, that's
the norm if you just look at the current situation.
Once praised Honda leaves F/CART, now hated and reviled by the
Same with Toyota.
Same with Penske.
Same with Marlboro.
Same with Andretti.
Same with Franchitti.
Same with Ganassi.
Same with Target.
Same with Fed-Ex.
Remember that folks: A CARTisan CHUMP is only a fair weather friend.
Make a decision where you have to leave F/CART, even if it simply a
business-based one that they themselves would make if in your shoes,
and you will suddenly be turned upon, scorned, hated, reviled,
insulted, chastised, flamed, and called a traitor.
How quickly they forget all someone may have done for them and F/CART
in their tenure there.
There would not be an F/CART today if it were not for Roger Penske,
but does that matter? Nope. He is still hated and scorned by
Toyota and Honda poured MILLIONS into F/CART both technically and
promotionally, to the point of even keeping some teams alive, but does
that matter? Nope. Not to a CARTisan. To them its "What have you done
for me lately?"
Fed-Ex not only sponsored the series, but even helped make F/CART's
overseas races possible. Does that matter or bring even a tiny bit of
gratitude from the CHUMPS? Not on your life. Instead you see them say
"Good riddance" or "Makes room for F/CART to get a decent carrier!"
Be careful with these CARTisans, ladies and gentlemen. Be wary of
trusting them. They will perhaps like you, but ONLY if you do exactly
as they want you to. Shift your business position, and they WILL turn
"basless bullshit.fed-ex is the title sponsor for 2003. period."
- rik zeppelin - 10/16/2002