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#1 lukywill

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 17:42

indeed. what we see today is a refletion of the past.
today´s cars (or tomorrow´s) are engine less. powered with electricity.
no more room for race.


too many comercial sides will try to put this idea away.
wrong way.
motor racing is a thing of the past.
the colours the hearts the noise
all belong whitin history.

unfortunatlely, :(

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#2 ensign14

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 19:54

Maybe we should have a motor racing poetry thread. :)

#3 lukywill

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 20:26

:rotfl:

#4 Paul Taylor

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 20:32

Huh? :confused:

#5 Don Capps

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 20:37

Originally posted by lukywill
indeed. what we see today is a refletion of the past.
today´s cars (or tomorrow´s) are engine less. powered with electricity.
no more room for race.


Racers will continue to race just are hard and figure out how to nudge the envelope -- techical and otherwise -- with battery packs or hybrid engines or fuel cells strapped to their butts as they do with V-10's or V-8's or whatever else they use today.

The end of motor sport? Scarcely! Just another chapter.

#6 lukywill

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 20:54

don, lets hope for the best :up:

#7 Ray Bell

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 21:34

Originally posted by ensign14
Maybe we should have a motor racing poetry thread. :)


FWIW...

http://forums.atlasf...&threadid=21848

#8 Doug Nye

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 22:42

.............or did it all really end perhaps 10, 15, 20 years ago - and is what we're seeing now merely the dying ripples.........................????????????????? :cool:

#9 Geoff E

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 23:03

Originally posted by Doug Nye
.............or did it all really end perhaps 10, 15, 20 years ago - and is what we're seeing now merely the dying ripples.........................????????????????? :cool:


Forgotten the signature Doug? That's twice in a week! ;)

#10 Doug Nye

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Posted 04 February 2004 - 00:24

Perhaps it wasn't me?

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#11 Option1

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Posted 04 February 2004 - 03:14

Originally posted by Doug Nye
.............or did it all really end perhaps 10, 15, 20 years ago - and is what we're seeing now merely the dying ripples.........................????????????????? :cool:

Nahhhhh, watch something like the SCCA runoffs or possibly other lower rung competitions. They race just as hard as they ever did.

The cry of death approaching reminds me of the stupid thing someone once said when the Australian Government first mooted banning tobacco sponsorship of sport. The (AFAIR) President of the Australian Rugby League loudly proclaimed that such a ban would mean the end of Rugby League Football in Australia. It is of course, complete and unadulterated BS. What it might mean would be less income for people like the aforementioned Prez, but people would keep playing footbrawl, even if it was only in their own backyard.

In other words, or to cut a long story short, I agree with Don. People will always race, even on a pair of scooters - just to prove that I'm faster than you.

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Posted 04 February 2004 - 04:21

With apologies to the Philosopher...

All men by nature desire to know





























that they are faster than the guy in the other lane!

That is why there will always be motorsport. It may be quiet, it may be the realm of the computer geeks, but there will always be competition. :clap:
IMHO

#13 Rob29

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Posted 04 February 2004 - 09:43

Just a thought; Horses have not been used for practical transport for many decades but people still race them. I imagine in 100yrs historic events for the old internal combustion engines will still be run.

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Posted 04 February 2004 - 09:47

Originally posted by Doug Nye
.............or did it all really end perhaps 10, 15, 20 years ago - and is what we're seeing now merely the dying ripples.........................????????????????? :cool:


I think it all started to go "reels of cotton" in the mid 1980's with the individual entrant/competitor/home builder, being progressively priced out.

Up to that time an ordinary wage earning man after tax could still afford to take part in a seasons racing and enjoy it and provide spectacle.variety, capacity grids (I remember being in one of 48 cars starting a race at Snetterton on the long circuit in 1973) to large numbers of spectators who were then only required to pay a sensible admission charge, and were weekly racegoers.

All of this has now changed out of all recognition. Maybe a financial melt down of the sport would long term be a good thing, - and probably like after the war, motor racing would be reformulated from the grass roots upwards with sane costs and realistic car regulations - to the benefit of all who care about motor sport.

Or the tracks may just become housing estates.

#15 lanciaman

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Posted 04 February 2004 - 12:11

The Segway Nationals are just around the corner. :clap:

#16 panzani

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Posted 04 February 2004 - 18:58

By the time a bicycle had an engine attached to it a new vehicle was invented... That (re)evolution did not led to the end of bicycling sports but to the start itself of motor sports.

The same will happen by the time alternative fuels and hybrid technologies become competitive on both streets and circuits. New races, new categories, that's all.

The only caveat: One day "they" will ban sparks like "they" are doing with smokes... But I am sure "we" will keep sparkling on privately ... as we already do with pipes and cigars.