Simple U.S. fan support solution.
Posted 09 March 2000 - 08:53
As to how this relates to fan support. Almost every Nascar argument sooner or later degrades into a Ford vs. Chevy debate. So, why not use the same competitive spirit to drive another series?
The only problem with this is that both manufacturers would have to start at or near the top before they would want to go full out. In other words... we would run the risk of F1 becoming fully Big manufacturer centric with all the (UGLY)sponsor stickers that come with them.
Posted 09 March 2000 - 08:54
Posted 09 March 2000 - 09:00
I don't have anything to go on but my gut instinct but I don't think that GM's involvement would be good for F1 in the long run. I think they are being run by 'bean counters' not engineers, and I just don't seem to see them making any long term commitments.
The Chev/Ford rivalry could be interesting however.
All the Best FP
Posted 09 March 2000 - 09:32
Posted 09 March 2000 - 09:51
The entire country of Italy fell over dead today after Cadillac's historic Formula One win at todays 2005 Monaco Grand Prix the win was even more shocking as it came with rookie sensation Dale Ernhardt Jr.(newly arrived two time Winston Cup Champion) at the wheel of the Caddy. Junior Drove a masterful race and passed two time WDC Juan Pablo Montoya and his Ferrari for the win on the last lap. Retired F1 superstar Michael Schumacher who was in attendance at todays race also passed away from a heart attack shortly after the finish.!!
In related news a fan who was found laughing uncontrollably has admitted to the local sanitorium. While the individual hasn't stopped laughing long enough for authorities to be able to get a proper identity. They have what they believe is the first part of his name. The name is Frans MSH. If any one knows the identity of this individual please contact authorities as they wish to send him back to where ever he came from!!!
.......something to ponder eh!!
Posted 09 March 2000 - 09:56
The only way I want to see a Caddy on the F1 grid is if it's pink!! Bull horns on the front would be awesome too! And maybe 'High Times' could be the title sponsor. The possibilities!
Posted 09 March 2000 - 10:57
P.S. Did you hear that Chevrolet is thinking about changing their bowtie emblem to one that is teardrop shaped to fit their racing program image?
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Posted 09 March 2000 - 11:14
"If you think you can or if you think you can't, your right" Henry Ford
Posted 09 March 2000 - 11:44
In spite of the apparent popularity of F1 in the States during the 70's and 80's I think it was more of a marketing phemomenom than a comercial success. The television networks saw F1 as a marketable sport and promoted it for 10 or fifteen years. But it never caught on to become a popular item and withered away. I see no reason for this to change in the forseeable future any more than I see soocer competing with American football any time soon.
Posted 09 March 2000 - 12:31
Now, if I can find a way to get lacrosse into a profitable sceme I love that sport....especially indoors.
Now, back to my topic.
With Toyota's entry into F1 if they are successful I see them using it as a major marketing campain against the other big corps.(they do have great comercials). Maybe that would spur Chevy/GM to enter and Ford to open the pocketbook.
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Posted 09 March 2000 - 12:32
Posted 09 March 2000 - 12:37
I wouldn't be so quick to say that Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon wouldn't do as well if not better than some of the CART guys going to F1.
....And Joe, I wouldn't exactly call it "one" year if F1 for Zanardi....he had a chance before. Ralf seemed to do OK in a "crap" Williams.
Posted 09 March 2000 - 16:09
Posted 09 March 2000 - 16:17
Posted 09 March 2000 - 08:13
"Hey there, all you middle men
Throw away your fancy clothes
And while you're out there sittin' on a fence
So get off your ass and come down here
'Cause rock 'n' roll ain't no riddle man
To me it makes good, good sense"