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bigwrench
bigwrench Reader
7/5/10 6:33 p.m.

There is always HIS, Happiness is Sunrise in Pro Rally.

CaptainSpaulding
CaptainSpaulding Reader
7/5/10 6:45 p.m.

You first must finish a race to win a race..

Imay not be fast but I make racing look good....

Platinum90
Platinum90 SuperDork
7/5/10 6:50 p.m.

To finish first, you must first finish.

You may not win a race in the first corner, but you can certainly lose it.

Slow in, fast out. Fast in, backwards out.

P71
P71 GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/5/10 6:53 p.m.

If it doesn't go fast, chrome it.

I wanna go fast! -Ricky Bobby

Remember when racing was dangerous and sex was safe?

Racecar spelled backwards is still racecar!

If autocross were any easier, they'd call it road racing.

It doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile, winning's winning!

So many cones, so little time...

They're makin a left turn! -Walter

RexSeven
RexSeven Dork
7/5/10 7:00 p.m.

If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough. - attributed to Mario Andretti

Keep it shiny-side up!

And of course, my signature.

grimmelshanks
grimmelshanks Reader
7/5/10 7:00 p.m.

10 10ths

DaveEstey
DaveEstey Reader
7/5/10 7:04 p.m.

Pin it to win it

stuart in mn
stuart in mn SuperDork
7/5/10 7:05 p.m.

I ran out of talent about halfway around that corner.

grimmelshanks
grimmelshanks Reader
7/5/10 7:09 p.m.
stuart in mn wrote: I ran out of talent about halfway around that corner.

lol

bigwrench
bigwrench Reader
7/5/10 7:14 p.m.

Horsepower is how hard you hit it, torque is how far you drag it!!

Platinum90
Platinum90 SuperDork
7/5/10 7:15 p.m.

Jean-Pierre Sarti: Before you leave I want to tell you something. Not about the others, but about myself. I used to go to pieces. I'd see an accident like that and be so weak inside that I wanted to quit - stop the car and walk away. I could hardly make myself go past it. But I'm older now. When I see something really horrible, I put my foot down. Hard! Because I know that everyone else is lifting his.

Louise Frederickson: What a terrible way to win.

Jean-Pierre Sarti: No, there is no terrible way to win. There is only winning.

Platinum90
Platinum90 SuperDork
7/5/10 7:17 p.m.

Aerodynamics are for people who cannot build engines. -Enzo Ferrari.

JoeyM
JoeyM HalfDork
7/5/10 7:17 p.m.

"I did not win - I merely finished first. The just and deserving winner is Nuvolari, the greatest racing driver in the world." – Clemente Biondetti, quoted in Pritchard, Anthony. A Century of Grand Prix Motor Racing, pp. 63. ISBN 1-899870-38-5.

"It doesn't matter if you're in a wheelchair or have healthy legs. If you have the will to do something, you can get it done. I race the same as anyone else does; I just don't use my feet. And, I never give up." - Evan Evans, the first paraplegic competitor to win a professional off-road racing title, Evan Evan's Racing

"The important thing about being first into the first corner is that everyone can then have their accident behind you" - Frank Gardener, quoted in "Race and Rally car sourcebook", p. 90

"In no time at all, club racing drivers discovered the cornering forces it could generate ripped the 12 gauge front wheels clean over the nuts", Alan Staniforth, Race and Rally Car Sourcebook, pg. 134, explaining why early minis needed beefier wheels than were originally issued

"Asking the front wheels of a car to do their normal job of steering while handling, let's say, more than 170 brake horsepower, is like asking a man to wire a plug while juggling...penguins, while making love...to a beautiful woman, while on fire, on stage, in front of the queen. It's all going to go wrong." - Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear, Series 13, Episode 4

"Even Michael Schumacher can't break the laws of physics...much" - Gerardo Bonilla, MSCC autocross school

"Racing is the great evil, sometimes. It can possess us with a fever in which we sacrifice great street cars on the bonfire of racing vanity." - Peter Egan, Road and Track, May 2008

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave SuperDork
7/5/10 7:31 p.m.

He ran out of luck, talent, and real estate all at the same time.

peter
peter New Reader
7/5/10 7:37 p.m.

"Racing makes heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty" - Peter Egan

JThw8
JThw8 SuperDork
7/5/10 7:43 p.m.

What is behind me, is not important.

Good rule for life and racing.

Appleseed
Appleseed SuperDork
7/5/10 7:52 p.m.

Don't shift till' you see Jesus.

jlm_photo
jlm_photo Reader
7/5/10 7:53 p.m.

That which we manifest is before us...Enzo

The visible becomes inevitable...Enzo

What is key to me is not how quickly I do something but the perfection with which I do it. When I do something, I want it to be perfect. When I do something perfectly, its virtually a given that I'll also do it very quickly. Walter Rohrl

irish44j
irish44j HalfDork
7/5/10 7:57 p.m.

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

(not a racing saying per se...more a Navy saying...but a guy I used to crew for used to say it all the time when a driver was putting in slow laps)

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt Dork
7/5/10 8:01 p.m.

"You can't make a race horse out of a pig, but you can make a very fast pig."

Marty!
Marty! Dork
7/5/10 8:19 p.m.

"I only live life 10 seconds at a time"

*ducks and runs

fastmiata
fastmiata Reader
7/5/10 8:21 p.m.

All the rest are games.

To make a small fortune in racing, start with a bigger one.

JThw8
JThw8 SuperDork
7/5/10 8:25 p.m.
MadScientistMatt wrote: "You can't make a race horse out of a pig, but you can make a very fast pig."

I have a feeling I resemble that remark.

Knurled
Knurled GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/5/10 8:38 p.m.

"F--- it."

As in: My car's overheating water and oil, I have to leave the overflow bottle's cap loose or the overflow might explode from all the combustion gases blowing into it, the trans shafts are racking back and forth badly enough that I have to drive with one hand on the shifter to keep it from popping out of gear, the course is so rough that my helmet's getting dents in it, the shoulder straps are digging into the sunburn on my neck and I'm sweating enough to drip from my elbows...

F--- IT, I'm not going to stop. I can always fix it later.

seeker589
seeker589 Reader
7/5/10 8:38 p.m.

I got a little behind on my steering. -unknown

I've never had a perfect lap. - Some 60s Grand Prix legend.

16 ounces makes a pound. - Andy Nelson

Add lightness. - Colin Chapman I think.

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