Originally posted by gbl
OK, this was done quick and dirty, I'll add some comments later. Any input is welcome, a lot of the earlier cars are mysteries to me since I usually don't have pictures.
Champcar Teams overview
Great job, gbl!
This is a very valuable diagram - I have been waiting for something like that for years, and I am sure I am not alone. I am going to be taking some hardcore CART/Champ Car fans to your page for additional comments.
A few suggestions:
1.) Bring close (but not on the same row - *) those "nephew" teams. For example, PK Racing and PKV Racing are not aligned with PWR Championship Racing, but RüSPORT is (*). I would bring PK Racing and PKV Racing closer to PWR Championship Racing, and put RüSPORT in a completely different line.
2.) (*) I would not list non-associated teams in the same row - it may be misleading, as people may relate things (such as Mi-Jack Conquest and Tasman) when they actually are not connected.
Or are Mi-JackConquest and Tasman somehow related?
3.) Use different styles (or colours) of arrows to indicate things like:
- change of name
- change of ownership
- change of name and ownership
- derivation (split)
Dont' forget a legend for that.
4.) Once you are satisfied with the general arrangement of the diagram, you can make a alphabetic index of team with quick links to specific points of the scheme - for example, clicking on Team Green in the index would take the visitor to the Team Green spot in the tree.
5.) You may also consider showing in smaller font (below the team name) the name of the team owners or drivers.
Thanks again, this is quite cool - and useful.