OT: vintage Indy cars fire up and do demo laps

OT: vintage Indy cars fire up and do demo laps

Post by brafiel » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 04:52:09


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4nMNjOIRbA

I really like the sound of the red roadster, with its Weber-ed V-8.
Nice hobby for rich old guys.

 
 
 

OT: vintage Indy cars fire up and do demo laps

Post by Mower Ma » Tue, 02 Apr 2013 09:30:24


Quote:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4nMNjOIRbA

> I really like the sound of the red roadster, with its Weber-ed V-8.
> Nice hobby for rich old guys.

Best link on this ng for ages. Thanks, love 'em.

BTW, that V8 howl is brilliant.

--
Chris

'Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it
every six months.'

(Oscar Wilde.)

 
 
 

OT: vintage Indy cars fire up and do demo laps

Post by a425coupl » Tue, 02 Apr 2013 11:59:11

Quote:

> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4nMNjOIRbA

> I really like the sound of the red roadster, with its Weber-ed V-8.
> Nice hobby for rich old guys.

I'll agree.  Certainly owning and running a vintage race
car is not a cheap hobby.  But ones can sometimes be
put together for somewhat reasonable costs.

But, for those who like being involved, there are a lot
of opportunities.  Many racers would enjoy regular
help with their projects.  Suggestion, go to the events
and wander through the paddocks.  Be friendly
(but not pushy).  See if anyone lives near you.  

OTOH - there are certainly a fair number of owners
who are quite wealthy - and they just hire a paid crew
to do it all for them!

 
 
 

OT: vintage Indy cars fire up and do demo laps

Post by brafiel » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 01:59:41


Quote:

> >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4nMNjOIRbA

> > I really like the sound of the red roadster, with its Weber-ed V-8.
> > Nice hobby for rich old guys.

> I'll agree. ?Certainly owning and running a vintage race
> car is not a cheap hobby. ?But ones can sometimes be
> put together for somewhat reasonable costs.

> But, for those who like being involved, there are a lot
> of opportunities. ?Many racers would enjoy regular
> help with their projects. ?Suggestion, go to the events
> and wander through the paddocks. ?Be friendly
> (but not pushy). ?See if anyone lives near you.

> OTOH - there are certainly a fair number of owners
> who are quite wealthy - and they just hire a paid crew
> to do it all for them!

If someone could put Hamilton and Vettel in a couple of those V-8
roadsters, I would buy a ticket to watch.
Semi-seriously: which of the two would most easily adapt to a rip-
roaring front engine device?
 
 
 

OT: vintage Indy cars fire up and do demo laps

Post by Noj » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 03:45:50

brafield wrote ...

Quote:



> > >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4nMNjOIRbA

> > > I really like the sound of the red roadster, with its Weber-ed V-8.
> > > Nice hobby for rich old guys.

> > I'll agree. Certainly owning and running a vintage race
> > car is not a cheap hobby. But ones can sometimes be
> > put together for somewhat reasonable costs.

> > But, for those who like being involved, there are a lot
> > of opportunities. Many racers would enjoy regular
> > help with their projects. Suggestion, go to the events
> > and wander through the paddocks. Be friendly
> > (but not pushy). See if anyone lives near you.

> > OTOH - there are certainly a fair number of owners
> > who are quite wealthy - and they just hire a paid crew
> > to do it all for them!

> If someone could put Hamilton and Vettel in a couple of those V-8
> roadsters, I would buy a ticket to watch.
> Semi-seriously: which of the two would most easily adapt to a rip-
> roaring front engine device?

You must have seen Fred in one of Bernie's Ferrari's at Silverstone a
couple of years ago?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQMfoF890I8

They couldn't get him out of it.

 
 
 

OT: vintage Indy cars fire up and do demo laps

Post by brafiel » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 04:10:11


Quote:

> You must have seen Fred in one of Bernie's Ferrari's at Silverstone a
> couple of years ago?

> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQMfoF890I8

> They couldn't get him out of it.

Thank you, that was wonderful!  If only the chicken team bosses and
cowardly sponsors would allow it.  I reckon the drivers could each
afford, on their own dime, a 1950's Ferrari or Maserati replica ---
tube frames from Reynard, and Detroit V-8's from Knight Racing?   If
every GP meet included a preliminary ten-lapper by 10 current drivers,
it would be a massive draw, live and on TV.

Only prob: half the crowd would then leave, perfectly satisfied with a
good day's racing!