NASCAR- The WWF of Auto Racing - Team Camaro Tech
Bench Racing Stories, cruising and more.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 12, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
Gold Lifetime Member
Michael Gekko
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC
Posts: 5,587
NASCAR- The WWF of Auto Racing

What a joke. I don't think NASCAR fans would know good racing if they tripped over it so NASCAR caters to this 'Roman Coliseum' nonsense.

Jeff Gordon better check himself, I think a girl scout could take him without much effort.

1968 Camaro NHRA/IHRA SS/C 'Super Stocker' 396/Jerico
1968 Street/Strip Camaro 350 w/PG
1968 Caprice NHRA/IHRA Stock ELiminator O/SA 327-250 HP



Land of the Free Because of the Brave

It Takes a Long Time to Grow Old Friends
Eleanor's Nemesis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 62 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 12, 07:05 PM
Super Moderator
Jake-68's rule
 
Everett#2390's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Va Beach VA
Posts: 29,445
Re: NASCAR- The WWF of Auto Racing

Yep, seen the scuffle.
Adds to the drama, yawn, golf has become more exciting.

Give a man a rescued dog for the health of both their souls.
'With age comes wisdom, but then wisdom ages you even more.'Other Stuff' CUBS - 2016 World Series Champions
Everett#2390 is offline  
post #3 of 62 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 12, 03:31 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Bryon
 
bcm66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 4,580
Re: NASCAR- The WWF of Auto Racing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eleanor's Nemesis View Post
What a joke. I don't think NASCAR fans would know good racing if they tripped over it so NASCAR caters to this 'Roman Coliseum' nonsense.

Jeff Gordon better check himself, I think a girl scout could take him without much effort.
Really? Sorry if you don't like it. Just watch another channel if it's not your cup of tea.

I agree it is not as good the past 5 years or so, but the fan base doesn't seem to be shrinking.

68 Camaro SS 396 - 468 BBC now, Air Gap Intake, 781 heads, M21, 12 bolt. / 67 Chevelle SS 396.
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016
CRG - www.camaros.org
bcm66 is offline  
post #4 of 62 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 12, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
Gold Lifetime Member
Michael Gekko
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC
Posts: 5,587
Re: NASCAR- The WWF of Auto Racing

Quote:
Originally Posted by bcm66 View Post
Really? Sorry if you don't like it. Just watch another channel if it's not your cup of tea.

I agree it is not as good the past 5 years or so, but the fan base doesn't seem to be shrinking.
Yes, really. No need to be sorry B. And I rarely watch a complete race anymore.

Looks like lots of empty seats to me at every race. Last week at Texas that place was maybe 50% full-and just 4 or 5 years ago a Texas group was sueing SMASHCAR so they could get the two race dates they had been promised. And there had been rumblings that the specialty race 'The All Star' event might get moved there too. Even Bristol doesn't sell out anymore and it used to be the hardest ticket to get in racing.

I used to go to 3-4 races a year, the last one I went to was in 2001. I used to watch them all on TV, now I watch 5-6. And the ones I have watched, and highlights of lots of others, are essentially demolition derbys more often than not.

The 'lucky dog'. The 'green white checker'. The 'Chase'. All gimmicks. All hype. Not much racing anymore,imo.

1968 Camaro NHRA/IHRA SS/C 'Super Stocker' 396/Jerico
1968 Street/Strip Camaro 350 w/PG
1968 Caprice NHRA/IHRA Stock ELiminator O/SA 327-250 HP



Land of the Free Because of the Brave

It Takes a Long Time to Grow Old Friends
Eleanor's Nemesis is offline  
post #5 of 62 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 12, 05:10 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Bryon
 
bcm66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 4,580
Re: NASCAR- The WWF of Auto Racing

I do agree some changes are needed. Just not sure what. I am a die hard Chevy fan, but Jimmy Johnson's domination got old. Not a Dodge fan, but actually I hope Brad K. gets the championship. (Wow, did I just type that?)

I will say the first race of the year (Daytona) was PACKED this year, even with the bad weather. I was there.

Phoenix seemed pretty full yesterday, but I do remember thinking that there were a lot of empty seats at Texas.

Not a Ford fan either, but starting to like Carl Edwards more. His younger brother Kenny used to race at a local dirt track close to here. Carl was there a few times. I don't think he races at the local track any more though.

68 Camaro SS 396 - 468 BBC now, Air Gap Intake, 781 heads, M21, 12 bolt. / 67 Chevelle SS 396.
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016
CRG - www.camaros.org
bcm66 is offline  
post #6 of 62 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 12, 08:32 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Vince
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 2,095
Re: NASCAR- The WWF of Auto Racing

Jeff Gordon is a hasbeen and he cant stand it. Poor example of a champion and a person in general.

1967 327 4spd convertible 119K
1968 RS Z/28 68K
1969 307/350 57K----sold
1969 Z/28 X33
3forme is offline  
post #7 of 62 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 12, 10:21 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
John
 
Vintage 68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Moraga,Ca.,USA
Posts: 13,704
Wink Re: NASCAR- The WWF of Auto Racing

Quote:
Originally Posted by bcm66 View Post
... Not a Dodge fan, but actually I hope Brad K. gets the championship. ...
It is a little late to become a 'Dodge Fan' in NASCAR isn't it

You have to wonder if NASCAR isn't hoping Dodge just might stay in Sprint Cup 'if' Brad could pull off a Championship this year ...

And Texas attendance was down - 147K this year vs. 150K last year
Might be partially my fault - was supposed to go with my brother, but family 'stuff' delayed the trip - so there's one less

Phoenix attendance was up - something like 87K vs. 84~85K a year ago - it's a nice small-ish track and a great place to see racing

Still watch as much as I can - but have to admit that it was between sanding and staining woodwork yesterday.
Didn't miss the Hockey finish though

1968 Convertible
Some trucks
Other V8 things - some of which float
Other V6 things - none of which float
Oh yeah, and 1 "Straight-Six" ...

If a man says something in the garage - and his wife can't hear him - is he still wrong !!!
Vintage 68 is offline  
post #8 of 62 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 12, 12:21 PM
Senior Tech
Steps
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 13,315
Re: NASCAR- The WWF of Auto Racing

Quote:
What a joke. I don't think NASCAR fans would know good racing if they tripped over it so NASCAR caters to this 'Roman Coliseum' nonsense.
Well not any more...its not about the race any more, but the marketing, flashy and flashier in the misguided name of money, ...I supose the younger fans dont know any difference... the older fans do rem what real NASCAR was about
"WWF of racing" very apt.
We havnt bothered to see a full race for around 4 yrs now, or even all a races in the last 2 yrs....before that going back to the 90s when we 1st got full coverage in the 90s, never missed a race..And we dont have adverts in NZ...."full coverage" is just that
Steptoe is offline  
post #9 of 62 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 12, 05:08 PM
Senior Tech
Joe
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 1,468
Re: NASCAR- The WWF of Auto Racing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vintage 68 View Post
Phoenix attendance was up - something like 87K vs. 84~85K a year ago - it's a nice small-ish track and a great place to see racing
Yah, if now they could get all those people sitting out on the hillside inside the gates I am sure it would have been a full house.

Z282nv........."its gotta be red"

http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a130/z282nv/
Z282NV is offline  
post #10 of 62 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 12, 05:44 PM
Team Member
Jerry R.
 
jr68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: The Great Lakes
Posts: 6,070
Re: NASCAR- The WWF of Auto Racing

I happen to love todays Nascar
and all the Hendrick drivers
Go 5 time ! make it 6 !
( flame away )

my Magnaflow X-pipe system sound clip, click the link

http://s258.photobucket.com/albums/h...naflowclip.mp4
jr68 is offline  
post #11 of 62 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 12, 07:49 PM
Senior Tech
67 Camaros Rock
 
Joe Harrison's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1998
Location: Tucson Arizona
Posts: 7,111
Re: NASCAR- The WWF of Auto Racing

I was the race in Phoenix and it was a sell out. I have to ask with all the warning that Clint got and Jeff was in the lane to go to the pits and then Clint ducks under him to inside. Watch the re-runs. Clint hit him and Jeff turns into him Clint could have went way to the outside with out a problem.

Gotta wonder just how much Clint wanted to wreck Jeff and vise versa. Over all it was good race and I hope brad wins it.

"If you can leave black marks on a straight from the time you exit a corner till the time you brake for the next turn.......
Then, you have enough horsepower."
-Mark Donahue
My 67 Camaro Time Line http://www.camaros.net/forums/133-build-projects/211805-my-67-camaro-time-line.html
Joe Harrison is offline  
post #12 of 62 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 12, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
Gold Lifetime Member
Michael Gekko
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC
Posts: 5,587
Re: NASCAR- The WWF of Auto Racing

I'm a Chevrolet fan as well but what Jeff Gordon did yesterday was without a doubt the most idiotic thing I've ever seen on a race track. If he has a problem with Bowyer and takes him out, well I say let the two of them settle it on or off the track, no big deal. But his stupidity not only took himself out but also got the #43 and Logano-those cars were wadded up really bad.

I agree with what Vince wrote. When Gordon was winning everything under the sun everything was peachy....now that he can't carry Jimmy J's jock strap he goes on wrecking sprees and takes out other driviers who are fighting for their rides or opportunities to get others.

SMASHCAR should sit him down for the next race, but I'm sure they are more concerned with their bottom line and the prospect of using this conflict as more hype to increase attendance and ratings for the next demolition derby.

At least these folks are good for the economy,lol.

1968 Camaro NHRA/IHRA SS/C 'Super Stocker' 396/Jerico
1968 Street/Strip Camaro 350 w/PG
1968 Caprice NHRA/IHRA Stock ELiminator O/SA 327-250 HP



Land of the Free Because of the Brave

It Takes a Long Time to Grow Old Friends
Eleanor's Nemesis is offline  
post #13 of 62 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 12, 08:50 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Bryon
 
bcm66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 4,580
Re: NASCAR- The WWF of Auto Racing

Marketing...

68 Camaro SS 396 - 468 BBC now, Air Gap Intake, 781 heads, M21, 12 bolt. / 67 Chevelle SS 396.
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016
CRG - www.camaros.org
bcm66 is offline  
post #14 of 62 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 12, 09:41 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Roger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Quincy, IL
Posts: 11,816
Re: NASCAR- The WWF of Auto Racing

All the great NASCAR drivers have been in a few fights. Gordon is no different. I was glad to see he still had some fight in him.

Roger

1967 Camaro SS/RS 350/295HP Coupe. First and only owner.
rogerh is offline  
post #15 of 62 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 12, 04:41 AM
Super Moderator
Jake-68's rule
 
Everett#2390's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Va Beach VA
Posts: 29,445
Re: NASCAR- The WWF of Auto Racing

Mr. Gordon has gotten slapped with a $100K fine and 25 point deduction.
Clint's crew chief has gotten a $25K fine and suspension.

Give a man a rescued dog for the health of both their souls.
'With age comes wisdom, but then wisdom ages you even more.'Other Stuff' CUBS - 2016 World Series Champions
Everett#2390 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome