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  1. owen thomas

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    #21 owen thomas, Nov 2, 2020
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    Jarno Saarinen, great racer left us early, used to have his girlfriend do the pit signals. Actually, think it was his wife

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  2. JtC

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    To go along with this . . . there used to be a NASCAR racer named Dick Trickle (yes, that was his real name) who was infamous for smoking as he drove in races -and he drove a LOT of them. He even had cigarette lighters installed in his race cars.
     
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  3. owen thomas

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    Dick Trickle was a great driver, could drive anything, really good on short tracks.
    Couple of good guys raced wearing wingtip shoes! Dave Marcis and Bobby Allison too I think.
     
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  4. JtC

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    Yep. I'd of loved to Dave win a lot of races but it just wasn't meant to be.
     
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  5. Foxy1

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    Pardon my ignorance, but what are "wingtip" shoes?
     
  6. owen thomas

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    Google 'wingtip shoes'. Might be an American term, my Canadian grandfather I think called them 'brogues'. I wore a suit and wingtip shoes every day to work, standard issue - back when we used to dress for work, before 'casual' took over. fullsizeoutput_542.jpeg
     
  7. Foxy1

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    Ah, right. Yeah, we call em brogues, too.
     
  8. Stephen Martin

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    Would have thought someone would have mentioned freddie spencer and Kevin Schwantz
     
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  9. Dawsy

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    Sounds like an age related problem :worried:
     
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  10. Dawsy

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    I remember the Transatlantic Races when Schwantz and Rainey came here for the first time. They were awesome, never seen riding like that, but Ron Haslam was scrapping with them on a bog standard VFR Honda :grinning:
     
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  11. JtC

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    His parents were either drunk or had a cruel sense of humor. Maybe they thought it would have the same effect of naming him Sue?o_O
     
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    Wot about a beer holder? fast forward to 4:10

     
  13. Bad Billy

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