Jochen and Ron
Prior to these events [the 1960 US Grand Prix and the Grand Prix for Sports Cars], several of the drivers gathered at the Mission Inn in downtown Riverside to have their portraits taken by Christian Du Bois Larson, who sought to show these racers as distinguished gentlemen, not a bunch of speed-thirsty guys in greasy coveralls.
I think the pictures have the desired look, yes?
Reblogging myself because, well, look at them!
Someone needs to tell Sky that Mythbusters busted the manhole therory…
Anonymous asked: Why did you have to ruin a perfectly good post with that dumb picture?
It fitted in with the original one?
The race is on in IndyCar even though the season doesn’t begin for another three weeks….
PRIORITIES! INDYCAR WRITERS
AND FANS HAVE THEM! Also, Graham, stop being a dick to Marco, it’s getting really tiring.
People who race are motivated by many things. Some race because they feel that they can make easy money at it, but if they have no latent ability they are soon disillusioned. Others race because it is the ‘done thing’ or because it might make them more attractive to girls. This sort of thing is no more than comic book fiction, but the idea still exists today and there are quite a number of drivers who come into racing because of the ‘glamour’ of it all. Some of these drivers even progress through influence or private capital to fairly high places. There were drivers who were competing in top-line motor races a few years ago who used to buy up bundles of race programmes if their photographs appeared in them and sent off copies to their friends. Few exhibitionists like that reach the top today because there are too many good drivers with ability who are filling up the entry lists.
Lastly there is the driver who has a natural liking for racing, and a curiosity for what racing can offer him. I think I fall into this category for curiosity has pushed me on right from the start. I used to wonder what it would be like to drive in a race like my friends. Then I raced and my curiosity turned to the types of cars or the circuits. As long as I remained curious, I was interested in racing and this curiosity still remains.
- An extract from Jim Clark at the Wheel, Chapter 10 My Philosophy of Racing
Happy 78th Birthday, Mr Clark
A Media Day with Hinch
Yeah I know about the accent. This was definitely american though :P Keeping my fingers crossed for him!
That time it was :P There was one where he started Australian and ended American, can’t find it for the life of me though. Don’t forget toes~
haha I watched this 3 times on instagram today. Dork. And hopefully a future indy car star! ;)
Same xD. He gets even more adorkable when his accent can’t decide between Australian and American (and his learning of snow). I’d be surprise if he isn’t in IndyCar (or making a jump to GP2 for F1) next year.