Peter Brock
Peter Brock
3/29/23 9:25 a.m.

Motor racing history is a fascinating subject because of the few innovative thinkers who’ve literally transformed the sport and, with it, the average person’s perceptions of what most of us call racing. It began in the early 1900s, when four brilliant French racing mechanics with Peugeo…

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Panamericano New Reader
3/29/23 12:06 p.m.

Mr. Brock's last paragraph is so true.  Most series now are spec or so tightly ruled as to be almost spec series.  All in the name of close racing for a better show.  Boo.  Real racing is about someone having better ideas, or execution, and naturely leads to a team dominating.  Witness Mercedes in several eras and Red Bull now.  Let them RACE!

a7pilot New Reader
3/30/23 8:17 a.m.

Agree with Panamericano to some degree. But is auto racing about the vehicle development or driver skill? Formula 1 is boring because there seems that one manufacturer always has the better car and the winning formula is the car with any driver. Not sure about today, but SCCA club racing use to be (and still could be) about car preperation and driver skill.

OJR New Reader
4/1/23 9:25 a.m.

Close to 70 years ago on Memorial day, Pa would run a cord for the radio so we could listen to the Indy 500 and plant the garden. Different chassis, different motors with different sounds and it was great. Now I don't care if I watch it live in color or not.

It doesn't seem like it was that long ago that you could buy a used production car, add safety equipment and tweaks as budget would allow and enter the 24 hours of Daytona. Now you have to buy a half million dollar racecar for most pro series.


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