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  • Safety Car Goes into the Wall.

    Oops.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=1sVXerm9gyY&feature=share
    99 Mazda Miata SuperMiata #515 - AKA Sparky SOLD
    '91 Mariner Blue Miata project AKA Napoleon

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    Marketing division's nightmare.
    Moti

    Blackbird Fabworx - Quality Performance Fabrication

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Blackbird View Post
      Marketing division's nightmare.
      I wonder how they'll spin the story.
      99 Mazda Miata SuperMiata #515 - AKA Sparky SOLD
      '91 Mariner Blue Miata project AKA Napoleon

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Red_5 View Post
        I wonder how they'll spin the story.
        "So much unbridled raw power - even racetracks can barely contain it ! See one at your local dealer today!"

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        • #5
          Romain Grosjean at it again???

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          • #6
            Strange. Stranger still that the safety car driver isnít wearing a helmet.

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            • #7
              A news report said it was a GM Vice President doing a parade lap for promo. I guess corporate officers are exempt from safety equipment.

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              • #8
                Wow, great way to,show off the new ZR1. That poor guy must feel awful.

                Charley

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                • #9
                  GM hired Maldonado ?

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                  • #10
                    Fond memories.

                    Most of them contained in this Youtube video:

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eGumLqAihI

                    I think the pace car not getting off the track after the light turns green in the GT race at Paul Ricard probably tops it for maximum $ worth of damage.

                    Shoe on the other foot, the guy trying to outbrake the FIV in the F3 race (I think??) gets the Darwin Award from the driver's side.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SeanB View Post
                      Strange. Stranger still that the safety car driver isn’t wearing a helmet.
                      Not a good look for GM or the series to have two overweight, middle-age guys get out of the pace car they wrecked without any safety gear.
                      Yer pal,
                      Force

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                      • #12
                        "Many factors contributed, including weather and track conditions. "




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                        • #13
                          One of the YouTube comments was pretty good: "What's a Mustang driver doing in a ZR1?"
                          www.TrackHQ.com

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Estoril View Post
                            "Many factors contributed, including weather and track conditions. "




                            Yer pal,
                            Force

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                            • #15
                              Stepping back and looking at the big picture, this is actually a positive for the ZR1 and Corvette brands.

                              - Potential owners won't think "That's too much for me" (honest introspection). They will think "Dumb GM exec can't handle it but I know I can" (macho).
                              - Video clip will go viral for a few days with the clear message : ZR1, too much power"
                              - GM is involved in racing. pace car for indycar. That's cool. I didn't know the ZR1 was a pacecar. Now I do.
                              - Slammed the wall hard. Occupants walked away without a scratch. Safe!

                              Marketing department would never authorize such a stunt but now that it's done, they can manage and benefit from it.
                              WWW.949RACING.COM
                              SuperMiata

                              Aside from their cost I never understood why people race them.
                              But obviously I just dont get it. -fatbillybob

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