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#1 Bikr7549

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Posted 20 May 2024 - 18:42

I just saw this today on YouTube, a good history of 'On the gas' Danny. It  has a few things that I never knew and many that I had forgot about. There are many great period clips as well.

 

Bob

 

 

 

PS-I was going to put this in the found on YouTube section but I thought more would see it if here as a standalone.


Edited by Bikr7549, 20 May 2024 - 19:07.


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#2 ellrosso

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Posted 21 May 2024 - 07:37

I really enjoyed this video - learnt a lot more about his career. I first became aware of him in his F1 outings - very diverse career and he came across as a decent guy. Very grounded. You can see why Mario Andretti spoke so highly of him.



#3 ReWind

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Posted 21 May 2024 - 09:19

I learned how his name is pronounced.
Not ON-gays (as I thought all the time), but On-GUY-ess.



#4 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 21 May 2024 - 12:23

I like the Onthegas!

Interesting film about a drag racer who went IndyCar racing. 

These days Indy Car drivers go Drag Racing,, and racing Crown Vics.



#5 E1pix

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Posted 21 May 2024 - 23:24

But Lee, you so underestimate the tiger-like prowess of the Crown Vic.

Let me clarify, a good cop car (mostly for having a cavernous trunk to hold misbehavers), but otherwise quite useful for car chase videos in cities, where it’s obvious the Chevy Vega will emerge victorious.


Great video, Thank You, Bob!!! Same guy who did both the Smiley and Revson videos “completely out of the blue” and a great trend of work in drivers chosen. Loved it.

#6 10kDA

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 12:52

I didn't know about the discrepancy in Danny's reported age. I remember reading something about Roger Penske being somewhat exasperated with Danny's choice to remain under the promotional radar, when it seems to be a requirement for Penske drivers to engage in activities promoting corporate visibility - now more than ever.



#7 Bob Riebe

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 17:31

He was a military veteran, God bless his soul.

I wonder if here are any vets racing any where nowadays; maybe in sprint cars.


Edited by Bob Riebe, 23 May 2024 - 17:31.


#8 Alan Lewis

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 21:21

He was a military veteran, God bless his soul.
I wonder if here are any vets racing any where nowadays; maybe in sprint cars.


Well, this November Anglesey will hosting the tenth anniversary event for this:

https://www.raceofre...acrificed much.

#9 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 03:31

But Lee, you so underestimate the tiger-like prowess of the Crown Vic.

Let me clarify, a good cop car (mostly for having a cavernous trunk to hold misbehavers), but otherwise quite useful for car chase videos in cities, where it’s obvious the Chevy Vega will emerge victorious.


Great video, Thank You, Bob!!! Same guy who did both the Smiley and Revson videos “completely out of the blue” and a great trend of work in drivers chosen. Loved it.

Watching the 'Cleetus McFarland' races for You Tube celebritys in Crown Vics it is quite amazing the punishment they take. 'Worn out' cop cars that with minimal work go racing and generally take it. And are reasonably quick doing it



#10 E1pix

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 03:51

Lee, I really must work harder on my sarcasm. ;-)

And now I’m going to YouTube… :-)

#11 Lola5000

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 05:49

For me any period Indy 500 he raced and the term "On the Gas Danny " put a smile on my face as young person