"Argument is an intellectual process, contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of anything the other person says"
"No it isn't!"
"I'm sorry, is this just the five minute argument, or have you paid for the full half-hour?"
More to the point, how did a thread like this escape from Racing Comments?
Remember that the 1990's are now 20 years ago and are therefore nostalgia/history to many, particularly those who are too young to remember the fifties and sixties (and even seventies!).
I think that a rule-of-thumb for cutoff between here and "Racing Comments" is whether the discussion relates to a driver who is still racing. I know that the line moves when someone introduces Button, Alonso Raikkonen or another veteran into the discussion, but that's the nature of an arbitrary rule.
Put another way: is it far enough back for an element of objectivity to develop? I say 'an element' as people still express opinions on the relative merits of Caracciola, Chiron, Nuvolari, Rosemeyer etc.
Edited by D-Type, 07 August 2014 - 09:44.