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Hamilton to drive NASCAR at Watkins Glen!

Post by gueuzeman on Fri Mar 04 2011, 05:45

http://www.pitpass.com/fes_php/pitpass_news_item.php?fes_art_id=43018

Similar to the event a few years ago when Montoya and Jeff Gordon swapped cars. No date as yet, Sounds likesomething that would be fun to see.

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Post by Revs on Fri Mar 04 2011, 09:57

gueuzeman wrote:http://www.pitpass.com/fes_php/pitpass_news_item.php?fes_art_id=43018

Similar to the event a few years ago when Montoya and Jeff Gordon swapped cars. No date as yet, Sounds likesomething that would be fun to see.

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he'll wipe the floor with em Smile
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Re: Hamilton to drive NASCAR at Watkins Glen!

Post by Gelert on Fri Mar 04 2011, 11:22

No offence meant...but a Negro in a NASCAR...?

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Post by gueuzeman on Fri Mar 04 2011, 13:23

Gelert- in New York it's possible, for every one's sake it's good they're not trying it in South Carolina.
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Post by da silva on Sat Mar 05 2011, 04:12

Gelert wrote:No offence meant...but a Negro in a NASCAR...?

Willy T Ribbs did it 25 years ago.
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Post by gueuzeman on Sat Mar 05 2011, 17:29

DS-= true, I was thinking about Willy yesterday, I saw him drive a few times at the Glen I think in the SCCA Trans-am series.

From wikipedia- "in 1986, Ribbs became the first Black person to drive a Formula One car, when he tested for the Brabham team at the Autódromo do Estoril, Portugal." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willy_T._Ribbs

Ribbs seemed to have good potential, but then all drivers do at some point. Getting enough money to get a good ride is another matter altogether.

It's of course all about the money. McLaren has just inked a deal with NASCAR to supply some kind of engine parts.

NASCAR is suffering from fan burnout and shrinking audiences from over-saturation, and with Montoya trying to help bring in more fans from the Latino/hispanic population, the untapped potential from the African-American demographic is ripe for exploitation.

Bringijng in an already established world champion is a way to also bring sponsor money. Perhaps Hamilton is testing the waters for his life after F1.

But what do I know.................................

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Re: Hamilton to drive NASCAR at Watkins Glen!

Post by Gelert on Sat Mar 05 2011, 20:12

gueuzeman wrote:...the untapped potential from the African-American demographic is ripe for exploitation.

Bringijng in an already established world champion is a way to also bring sponsor money.

But what do I know.................................
Not to mention tapping-up the Chinese demographic... cheers

Gueuze - you know shed-loads...!
Adding the occasional "j" into words endijng in "ing", thus appealijng to our Chinese friends, is a trick that even Bernie hasn't utilised - er, yet...watch this space.


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Re: Hamilton to drive NASCAR at Watkins Glen!

Post by gueuzeman on Sat Mar 05 2011, 21:47

I always thought adding a loose "j" was kind of a Dutch/Flemish thing.....

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Post by Revs on Sun Mar 06 2011, 01:52

gueuzeman wrote:I always thought adding a loose "j" was kind of a Dutch/Flemish thing.....

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i'm big on J's here too Smile
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