Friday, June 23, 2017

INDYCAR: Two of its Legends share their Opinions of Sport while a third Hopes to join them...




Mario Andretti hard at work signing Autographs at Mother Speedway, on Carb Day. (The Tomaso Collection)
As recently enjoyed listening to two "Canned" interviews on Speed Freaks, since they seemed to be played a few weeks out of sequence? As The Freaks talked to SuperMario 'N Lonestar JR on the evening following the Saturday Nite fracas at Texas Motor Speedway, Y'all know when only nine of the 22 Indy Cars entered finished the race!

As both of these legendous' Indy 500 champions, Mario Andretti and Johnny Rutherford had plenty to say, as typical.

Naturally both drivers touched upon that guy, uze know, the sophisticated Spaniard who's won a couple 'O Formula 1 world championships named Fredrico Suave. When Fernando came to Americre', as in the one 'N only Fernando Alonso!


Interestingly, both men talked about family, with Mario talking about his Poppa, whilst sadly, JR let it be known his wife Betty suffers from Dementia. Noting how it's a real nasty disease and he only wished she could see the culmination of her efforts towards empowering women in motorsports now.


Meanwhile, a third Indy legend, albeit perhaps of different stature? Is hoping to emulate the likes of Mario and Johnny. As 1996 Indy 500 winner Buddy Lazier hopes to join them by one day making the Lazier name an Household entity, when hopefully finding their way into victory lane once again at Mother Speedway...


(Photo Courtesy of No Fenders ‘Offical Photographer CARPETS')

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Former F1 Star Robert Kubica confirmed for upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed



Is the "Krakow Kid" on the comeback trail to Formula 1?

As Y'all should know by now, recently ex-BMW Sauber F1 Team Standout Robert Kubica finally made his way back behind the seat of a Formula 1 chassis after an agonizingly long six-plus years hiatus, after his horrific Rallying Shunt Wayback in early 2011.


And as typical here in Nofendersville, hard to believe it's already been five years since I harvested my last story 'bout Messer Kubica, who was then suffering from another setback towards recovery, when re-breaking his leg when slipping on ice.


Yet Robert's since gone onto return to racing in late 2012 and then promptly win the World Rally Championship's inaugural WRC2 title in 2013 before moving up to what good 'Ol Awntie Harriet would call the B-I-G BOYZ', when Kubica became a Fulltime WRC competitor for a privateer effort prepared by FoMoCo's (Ford Motor Company) Factory M Sport squad, with mixed results before grinding to a halt last year, albeit reportedly amassing 14 Stage wins during his WRC career.

Next, believe Kubica stirred up anticipation towards a possible Formula E debut earlier this year. With hopes of contesting this year's New York event, July 15-16, the current 2016-17 season's penultimate rounds.

Along with a short lived test outing for the privateer World Endurance Championship (WEC) byKolles LMP1 effort for this year's Le Mans, before abruptly walking away.

Now comes word that the likeable Pole' will participate in this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, June 29-July 2; where he'll chauffer a 2012 Lotus E20 Formula 1 chassis during the Hillclimb segment.


Hmm? Interesting how all of the speculation over Kubica's possible return to F1 center round his private test aboard le Reggie's Enstone base's former namesake's Lotus E20, in a 2012 F1 chassis, presumably the very same mount he'll occupy at Goodwood, eh?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

AUTOS: Porsche sets Milestone






One in a million: Say hello to the one-millionth Porsche 911 to ever be made, which was revealed to the public on May 11, 2017. (Image source: www.dailymail.co.uk)

Whilst thou Tri-colour has already waved at le Circuit de la Sarthe, with thou Stuttgart brand's LMP1 919 Hybrid surprisingly being triumphant once again vs. it's faster Japanese rival. Appropriately just over one month ago, on the Thursday prior to Mum's Day, Weissach celebrated splendidly another major milestone by producing the one millionth 911,.

As I was happy to read that the vehicle will indeed ultimately reside in the factory's museum, especially since it's a very special car, uniquely "Kitted Out" to remind us all of Porsche's heritage and touches of Yonder' Days past...