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Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/13/22 5:40 p.m.
Nick Comstock said:
californiamilleghia said:

Big fan of the concept, though.  Even Wide World of Sports should have a place out there.  Who didn't enjoy cliff diving?

There were so many weird "Sports" on that show , I wonder who owns the rights and if they saved the tapes ?

Also  Ascot figure 8 racing .......

I remember watching some form of gymkhana way back in the 80s. Seemed like a bunch of heavily modified British cars sliding through cones, reversing into and out of stop boxes and all kinds of craziness. 


I remember seeing some show where they were doing that with a spec car that looked like a Mini and a pallet jack interbred.

racerfink UberDork
10/13/22 6:11 p.m.
stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
10/13/22 6:30 p.m.
Streetwiseguy said:

Big fan of the concept, though.  Even Wide World of Sports should have a place out there.  Who didn't enjoy cliff diving?

The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat.


J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
10/13/22 7:08 p.m.

In reply to racerfink :

Cool stuff. I grew up a block away from the fire department in neighboring West Hempstead. I always wanted to take one of these in.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/13/22 7:45 p.m.

For the love of God, please don't let Ralph Shaheen host rally coverage again. 

earlybroncoguy1 Reader
10/13/22 8:49 p.m.

Bring back Trans-Am, Victory by Design, some replays of previous LeMans, Rolex, etc.  

drsmooth HalfDork
10/13/22 10:07 p.m.

American Sports Cavalcade was actually on TNN, also did anyone else notice the bull riding in the opening graphic? I never saw them show bull riding though :( 


Also bring back Wind Tunnel!!! In the later years that was my favorite show!

rallyxPOS13 GRM+ Memberand Reader
10/13/22 10:45 p.m.

Wait, television's still A Thing?!

ddavidv UltimaDork
10/13/22 10:45 p.m.

Dave Despain is retired, near as I can tell. I follow him on FB. But yes, Wind Tunnel was great.

They could just endlessly repeat BTCC from the 1990s and I'd watch it.

Tom1200 UberDork
10/13/22 11:15 p.m.

In reply to ddavidv :

I religiously watched Wind Tunnel.

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
10/14/22 1:15 a.m.

Suzuki superbikes, Real-time ITRs, Wind Tunnel..... so many things I loved watching . Their programming was like the YouTube recommended algorithm before that was a thing. They had stuff on there that I liked but didn't know I liked. Random dirt track oval stuff at 10 pm? Sure! I hope it's  great.

New Integras, new manual Supras and twin turbo Zs and now Speedvision. We are tying up loose ends before going into the full electric silent era.

dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/14/22 7:26 a.m.

I would be excited to have wind tunnel come back.  Always liked Dave Despain. (Sp?). 

kevinatfms GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/14/22 8:47 a.m.

Wonder if they would start covering LeMons, Champ Car, AER and WRL. Some really amatuer racing with some silly cars would be awesome. Give the little guys some coverage where its accessible to others.

Oldboy Speedwell
Oldboy Speedwell Reader
10/14/22 9:17 a.m.
earlybroncoguy1 said:

Bring back Trans-Am, Victory by Design, some replays of previous LeMans, Rolex, etc.  


Here's to hoping!

They have a deep archive and it would be criminal negligence on their part if they do not dig into it for airtime.



MotorsportsGordon Dork
10/14/22 2:08 p.m.

Read the article they don't mention broadcast racing at all. All they mention is your typical car shows that you would fine before on speed or now on motor trend etc. Perhaps they might have live section for races events etc like motor trend on demand has.

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
10/15/22 5:42 p.m.

In reply to J.A. Ackley :

I grew up in Bay Shore and my godfather lived around the corner from the Islip facility.  I had friends who competed in the Jr. Fireman classes with carts.

Tom1200 UberDork
10/15/22 11:21 p.m.

In reply to vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) :

We lived in Bayshore in the late 60s. There were still.dear in the woods and you could hear the local stock car races.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/17/22 9:21 a.m.
racerfink said:

One of my favorites on WWoS.

Yes to that. 

I also grew up on Long Island and never saw an actual competition. I think we once saw one of those rigs, though, while stopping by my dad's office. I remember seeing something that, in my young mind, said "fire truck drag racer."

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