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Old 04-04-2010, 12:04 PM
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From a former instructor:

"Don't try to impress me, you can't. And don't try to scare me, I'm already scared."
^^ + 1 ^^
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:21 PM
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Great find, thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-04-2010, 01:08 PM
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How much!? For that little piece of metal ! Are you F%@#*&+ kidding me !!!
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Old 04-04-2010, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Chipster View Post
From a former instructor:

"Don't try to impress me, you can't. And don't try to scare me, I'm already scared."
I F-ing love this... Great quote!
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:47 PM
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"You must make the compromise to win or else nothing. That means you race or you do not." - Ayrton Senna
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:28 PM
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"When you see God it's time to brake"

"I was 7th!!!!!!!!!"
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:08 PM
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"What do you think saved us from going into the wall on that lap?" - overhearing an instructor talk to a student in the paddock at a DE event
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:04 PM
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Racing makes heroin addiction seem like a vague wish for something salty... Peter Egan

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Old 04-06-2010, 10:45 AM
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"There are two kinds of drivers at Indy; those who have hit the wall, and those who are about to"
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:46 PM
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From an instructor to a red haze student (in a Viper) who he made pull into the pits because he wouldn't listen:

Student: "why are you getting out of the car - the session's not over"

Instructor: "Because I'm too old, and too StrekStrekStrekStreking rich to die in this piece of **** when you bury it in the tire wall"
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:57 PM
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Really good list.

It was Hemingway's quote, and he said "Grand Prix Racing", not just auto racing. Hemingway is a big hero of mine. Also, he and I were born in the same town. I hung around Key West for years. I now live about 10 miles from where he is buried. If I ever make it to Cuba, my journey will be complete.

It was Karl Walinda that said "the tight wire is life, everything else is just waiting". Steve McQueen changed it to "racing"

An old Pilot once said, "you can never have too much fuel, unless you are on fire". I think that would also be a good quote for racing

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Old 04-07-2010, 12:00 AM
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My favourite quote has to be from Larry Perkins:

On being asked by a ditzy reporter what his tactics were for the Bathurst 1000 race, LP glared at her and said: "Stay in front and don't crash".

Simple, huh?
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:36 PM
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"Adding power makes you faster on the straights. Subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere."

"To add speed, add lightness."

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Old 04-13-2010, 12:44 PM
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You can go just as fast in the wet as in the Dry, you just can't brake or turn very well....

anyone can go fast in a straight line...

'I started racing in Dragsters, and the faster I got, the quicker my ride was over... then I started road racing, and got a lot more for my money.

-All from Terry Earwood, my skippy instructor in 1995.

"Second Place is just the first loser" -Dale Earnhardt

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Old 04-13-2010, 06:42 PM
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