Bonk Brothers Racing and LNA Enterprises are building a 240Z race car for former National Champion John Morton to campaign in the 2013 SCCA Runoffs, to be held September 16 – 22, 2013 at Road America Raceway in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Donations towards the John Morton Project 46 are being requested and accepted at this linked website.
Archives for July 2013
FAMOUS RACING QUOTES
“When you win a race you’re on top that day, so take it for what its worth, have a good time and party, cause the next day when you get out of bed, the meter goes back to zero again.” -Bobby Allison
Nothing good has ever been written about the full rotation of a racecar about its roll axis. – Carroll Smith
You steer the car with your feet; the steering wheel is used only to present the car to the corner.-Stirling Moss
“At some point in every racer’s life he has to make his peace with cheating. I do not approve of cheating … at all. Of course, like every successful racer, I differentiate between taking advantage of loopholes in the regulations, stretching the grey areas and outright cheating. In any given racing series I will not start the cheating. If someone else starts it, I will appeal to them and to the officials to stop it. If my efforts do not succeed, then I’ll show them how it is done ….” — Carroll Smith, Drive to Win
“Wrecks are going to happen in this business, that’s just a risk of the sport. If you can’t keep from worrying about it, then you’re in the wrong line of work.” -Coo Coo Marlin
“You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.” -Ayrton Senna
“After the third flip, I lost control…………” Don Roberts after crashing
“What’s behind you doesn’t matter.” -Enzo Ferrai – explaining the lack of a rear view mirror.
The racing driver needs to be fed a diet of other racing drivers. – Carroll Smith
When building engines I have found the piston to ground clearence to be ever so critical.” – Geri Tarvin
“Never race anything that you are not prepared to push off a cliff.” -Will Hartje
“Everyone behind me is an incredibly talented driver – Everyone in front of me is cheating!” -Bill Haney
“Money is how we keep the score in motor racing nowadays.” – Colin Chapman
“Simplify and add lightness” – Colin Chapman
“Any car which holds together for a whole race is too heavy.” – Colin Chapman
“You won’t catch me driving a race car that I have built.” – Colin Chapman
“You win some, lose some, and wreck some.”- Dale Earnhardt Sr.
“I love this kind of racing, (but) these guys sure change their personalities in race mode. They’re like Doberman pinschers with a hand grenade in their mouths.”- road racer Boris Said speaking of NEXTEL Cup drivers.
“Aerodynamics are for people who cannot build engines.” – Enzo Ferrari
“All I had to do is keep turning left! ” – George Robson – Winner of the 1946 Indy 500
“Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports… all the others are games.” – Ernest Hemingway
“Calling upon my years of experience, I froze at the controls.” – Stirling Moss
“The cost of racing hasn’t increased in 30 years. Back then, it took everything you had. And it still does.” – unknown
“Fast cars drag race, fast drivers road race.” – unknown
“Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death…” – Hunter Thompson
“Friends don’t let friends apex early.” – unknown
Great classic footage, and check out the safety gear (or lack there of…)