Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ferrari Mania...

’Whale, it’s finally happened - once again... When initially I’d think it was pretty kOOL to hear the news that a Formula 1 Constructor and its longtime sponsor were set to celebrate a historic achievement; BUTT!

And I suppose if you look hard enough, you can find the evil in any of today’s current large sponsor conglomerates, right? I mean just take HVM Racing and its Glow-in-the -Dark Nuclear Entergy association, eh? As surely the ‘Luddi lump coulda used some nuclear fission to propel it this year, right? Or perhaps this is why the Lotus engines went KUHBLAMOE so often?

Thus unfortunately Royal Dutch Shell PLC falls into this category - having just read how they’ve suffered a setback in their  attempts to pillage the Alaskan Arctic in hopes of finding Gold in ‘Dem Dar Hills; Err 20,000 Leagues under the sea...


Thus, it was with the knowledge of having read this article first, that I wasn’t overly excited about the fact that Shell and Ferrari will celebrate their 500th Grand Prix at Singapore this Sunday, which also happens to be the esteemed ‘Auntie Harriet’s 93rd birthday; CRIKEYS! Having just listened to a very entertaining Donald Davidson interview of 86yr-old; legendary racer Ralph Liguori on Autosport Radio... Take that “Ralphie-the-Racer;” but I digress...


And it makes me chuckle even further to think I’ve been watching Formula 1 prior to Shell’s inking with la Scuderia, since they sadly replaced my favourite Ferrari sponsor Agip’s logo - as that six-legged dog is ‘Juan mean lookin’ hombre! Having even gone so far as to obtain an AGIP T-shirt... As I still fondly reminisce ‘bout standing in front of la Scuderia single seaters with the names of BLOODY ‘NIGE and Gerhard Berger at the Ferrari museo with these wicked logo’s a dozen years ago...

Yeah, I know it’s a Freakin’ Italian Oil company, but this was a decade before BP had its little oil spill in the Gulf and now the powers-to-be have bowed to the wishes of Shell while gambling they won’t have an accident in the pristine Arctic!

Also included in James Allen story above is the brief mention of Felipe Massa leading the Guinness World Record of 964 Ferrari’s ontrack at once at Silverstone recently, which woulda been ultra kOOL to witness!

Meanwhile, ever wonder what politicians do on their time off? Perhaps Y’all spotted Texas Governor Rick Perry being interviewed on the grid at Monza, Italy by SPEED’s “Willie Buxom. (Will Buxton) Hmm? Perhaps this is what part of the GROTESQUE ticket fees for this year’s Austin Grand Prix goes to? As not only did the media SUCK UP to Gov. Perry... But then he had to go hang out in Maranello afterwards and be wined ‘N dined by the fine folks at la Scuderia. As the Governor & his wife surely dined at the Ferrari restaurante before he had to go for a spin around Fiorano in a 458 Italia spyder...

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