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#1 Victor_RO

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 07:18

Since there's been official requests for an officially official thread for the officially ex-Izod-sponsored Indycar Series' official 2014 season, I am officially declaring this official discussion in the official 2014 thread officially open. Officially official.

 

Yes, it's an officially uber-short opening post, so sue me, I'm officially at work and don't have enough time to officially put together an officially massive OP.  :rotfl: And that's used up my quota of "official(ly)" for the day... And now over to y'all to officially make this the biggest and best official season thread in the official history of this official forum.



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#2 Muppetmad

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 07:45

I'm sorry, is this thread official? You could have made that a bit clearer...



#3 DanardiF1

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 08:14

I'm gonna set up an Unofficial thread... with blackjack, and hookers...



#4 jonpollak

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 08:35

Yeah baby
No doubt NSC would like to sponsor THAT venture.
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#5 Victor_RO

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 08:37

I'm gonna set up an Unofficial thread... with blackjack, and hookers...

 

In fact, forget the thread and the blackjack.  :clap: Futurama FTW.



#6 stewie

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 08:51

And that's used up my quota of "official(ly)" for the day... 

 

What's your job title? If your an official of something, your screwed.



#7 LuckyStrike1

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 08:59

So this is the official IndyCar thread then? Or will an official thread come later? 



#8 billm99uk

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 09:42

I'm gonna set up an Unofficial thread... with blackjack, and hookers...

 

Splitter!



#9 Afterburner

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 11:43

What's your job title? If your an official of something, your screwed.

Which brings to mind an interesting question: what if he's an unofficial? :p

#10 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:54

I'm going to officially declare my participation in this official thread, and I'm officially very pleased.



#11 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 13:06

I'm still pursuing sponsorship to be able to enter the 2014 season.



#12 Option1

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 15:18

I categorically deny that I have opened negotiations with an experienced poster in order to be able to put together a team capable of participating in the 2014 season thread.  I also deny that the experienced poster is Andrew Hope, although should his expertise become available then it would be remiss of me, and contrary to the interests of my sponsors, to not pursue such an opportunity.

 

Neil



#13 billm99uk

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 17:16

I'm still pursuing sponsorship to be able to enter the 2014 season.

 

I'm still pursuing sponsorship to enter the 1984 season.



#14 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 18:44

I'm doing a Mo Nunn and splitting my efforts between the two threads.



#15 Jim Thurman

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 19:51

I'm still pursuing sponsorship to enter the 1984 season.

 

You too? I'm finding it difficult to get sponsorship back then now.  And that's even with my money going further then over back now.

 

If it all falls into place though, you can expect to see me out there in the past future.



#16 LuckyStrike1

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 19:59

Well this unexpected split into two threads certainly hasn't helped that situation. 



#17 P123

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 20:06

It's ok, one will just go around in circles, to begin with anyway.



#18 LuckyStrike1

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 20:17

Yes but which one. That is the question at the moment. 



#19 B Squared

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 20:32

The way Indy Car threads seem to be trending, likely the one that makes the biggest mockery of the series will be popular.

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#20 Option1

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 21:18

I've never seen the humour in the Indy Car (or NASCAR) threads as mocking (with some exceptions by generally fly-by-night passing trolls), Brian.  To me the fun has generally been of a more affectionate nature by posters who very much want the series to succeed.

 

Neil



#21 Andrew Hope

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 22:09

If by "making a mockery" of the series you mean "affectionately pointing out the many stupid things about the series in the hopes they will get better", then I agree.



#22 loki

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 22:20

I'm doing a Mo Nunn and splitting my efforts between the two threads.

Are you going to bring back Tora Takagi as well?  Whatever happened to 'ol Morris Nunn?



#23 jonpollak

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 23:14

And now a word from our sponsor

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Jp



#24 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 23:33

Wait, so they're the official and unofficial sponsor? Could reunification be on the cards or am I just dreaming?



#25 prommer

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:42

I'm still pursuing sponsorship to enter the 1984 season.

 

Any chance you're racing a DeLorean?



#26 Andrew Hope

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 05:46

Wait, so they're the official and unofficial sponsor? Could reunification be on the cards or am I just dreaming?

As if I'd want to reunify with those filthy unofficial peasants.



#27 jonpollak

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 10:04

Wait, so they're the official and unofficial sponsor? Could reunification be on the cards or am I just dreaming?

What You Talkin' Bout?

 

Jp



#28 PayasYouRace

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 10:33

 

Sneaky...



#29 jonpollak

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 10:58

Sneaky?
How about resourcefully appropriate instead ?
Jp

#30 LuckyStrike1

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 11:44

I do not approve of this. I want the Nigella stream but I don't want to change thread just for that. Not good, not good at all. 



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 13:38

Nigella

 

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#32 jonpollak

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 14:19

That's what I'm talkin' about.
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#33 Option1

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 15:13

Officially, I'm absolutely certain I'm not the only one who scrolled this page so the face was cut off...

 

Neil



#34 Pikachu Racing

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 18:14

Check this holiday special Grand Prix of Alabama offer:

 

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Package includes two (2) Sunday General Admission ticket vouchers, one (1) Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama logoed hat, and the opportunity to take your personal vehicle (car or motorcycle) around the track during two (2) touring laps following the official pace car of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

 

The cost? $99. You got December 20 to order.

 

https://events.cueto...icketSales.aspx



#35 Afterburner

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 02:54

Check this holiday special Grand Prix of Alabama offer:
 
Holiday Packagemini_info.png

Package includes two (2) Sunday General Admission ticket vouchers, one (1) Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama logoed hat, and the opportunity to take your personal vehicle (car or motorcycle) around the track during two (2) touring laps following the official pace car of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

 
The cost? $99. You got December 20 to order.
 
https://events.cueto...icketSales.aspx

Sounds amazing. With luck, though, I'll be flagging it, so I won't have to pay anything other than travel costs. Fingers crossed!

#36 greenman

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 20:05

Will Power is doing a vine interview. It features breakdancing and freestyle rapping.

https://vine.co/v/hQxmQAdTDTU



#37 Disgrace

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 20:30

Breakdancing Will.  :lol:



#38 MightyMoose

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 23:03

What kind of an official thread is it when there's 36 replies and not a single cat????? :eek:

 

Shame on all of you. Especially you Hope, you're the Cat Whisperer.

 

I will signal my displeasure by not contributing here till 2014. :wave:

 

MM sticks Mod hat on and goes off looking to sanction someone



#39 OvDrone

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 23:30

Can I get first Indycar 2014 officially official thread official jinx?

 

WILL POWER '14 BABY, F'YEAH!



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#40 DanardiF1

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 23:33

Can I get first Indycar 2014 officially official thread official jinx?

 

WILL POWER '14 BABY, F'YEAH!

 

If you're taking that one... I'm having 'Bourdais finally in a good car - let's see what he can do!'



#41 PayasYouRace

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:17

For the sake of everyone's safety and sanity I'll not make any official predictions outside race threads...

 

...Oh go on then. Montoya to win first race back!



#42 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 12:25

Montoya to plow into the #10



#43 jonpollak

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 15:16

4pm GMT

http://www.indycar.c...nference-Stream

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Jp

 

 



#44 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 15:39

"I am joining the Steely Dan tour"



#45 jonpollak

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 16:26

Ha...
Obviously IndyCar has failed to pay the Nigerians...
Stream is dead in the water.
 
Jp
 
EDIT:
The check from Hulman was lost in the Christmas post.
It's sitting in the sorting office in Lagos.


Edited by jonpollak, 20 December 2013 - 15:32.


#46 B Squared

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:56

Citing a pair of accidents that involved side cockpit intrusions, the IndyCar Series and chassis supplier Dallara have decided to make significant, paddock-wide updates to the spec DW12 Safety Cell. From Racer.

http://www.racer.com...article/326601/

#47 Risil

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 22:32

Indycar thread citizens! Remember those long, irritating, occasionally GIF-strewn, official-sounding but most of all long posts that used to get between you and the race threads this year?

Well, you can vote for the best one here. My pal Andrew Hope is making this look like a plebiscite in 1930s Europe but you can make it seem like a contest by voting for any of our other, more photogenic candidates!



#48 OvDrone

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 23:33

Does... does... the next Indy season end in August? I only just found out... where was I the last month? where... why...

 

 

F1 double points, Indy ending in August, the douche-cowboy having the #3 back in the Sprint Cup, Formula E... what is even...

 

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 19:15

http://www.racer.com...article/327199/

 

Closer look at the 2015 Indy Lights car. Testing in Europe sounds very interesting if it can be pulled off and attract the likes of Carlin to the series.



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 11:41

News missed in recent the Schumacher tragedy is the passing of Andy Granatelli at the ripe old age of 90.

 

 

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Jp