[Cortina-list] Wow - Perana featured on Yahoo

cortinaphil at cox.net cortinaphil at cox.net
Tue Feb 7 23:47:14 UTC 2012


Large right feet aside, this is the BEST exchange I've ever seen on this forum.

Love to see you both on a track. (I'd be the guy waaaay in the back)

---- Fionn O'Neill <fionn at kleenblast.com> wrote: 
> Yeah yeah, cars don't build themselves and somebody has to pay. Luckily
> those bills got paid or my dad would have been out of a job. I'm no
> spectator either but that's neither here nor there but I am impressed by
> some of the shoes that I've seen on the track, much faster than I ever could
> be or could have been. I'm not talking Scalextric fast either, real fast,
> like on a paved track!  I guess the FIA and F1 took a big dump on little
> guys like you too, since you're not Brazilian and clearly not a member of
> the lucky sperm club. 
> 
> You ran with Scott Sharp? I'll be seeing him this weekend so I'll have to
> ask how it went with you. 
> 
> Sounds like your good at making a career of driving other peoples cars for
> free, you should hold a seminar. I'll be the 1st to sign up, nothing I've
> ever driven was free... sad to say. Even my first go cart cost me every
> penny I made that summer. I've been offered many open seats but always paid
> my way. The only drivers I know that don't pay for damages are hired guns. 
> 
> Now I know it's flu season but maybe you should lay off the Robitussin dm
> before you start typing next time. 
> 
> 
> Fionn 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cortina-list-bounces at lotus-cortina.com
> [mailto:cortina-list-bounces at lotus-cortina.com] On Behalf Of Team Blitz
> Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 12:16 PM
> To: cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com
> Subject: Re: [Cortina-list] Wow - Perana featured on Yahoo
> 
> **LOL, Fionn. And that's the deal right there, isn't it? "Just bring your
> credit car out." See, that's WTF is wrong with NASGirl, right there.
> 
> **I raced an endurance race with David Hobbs and his son Greg, I arced and
> beat the Unser team in their C4 Vette, I raced side by side with Dan Gurney,
> Irv Hoerr, Peter Farrell, Steve Saleen, The Archer Bros, Bob Tullius, Dorsey
> Schroeder, Scott Sharp, etc etc. I'm not intimidated.
> BTDT, don't mean shit to me. Maybe you're impressed enough to stay on the
> porch. I'm not. I saw their apexes, saw their lines, did the deal with them,
> hour after hour, weekend after weekend, long tow after tow. And I'm far more
> frightened on the expressway.
> 
> **But I'll tell you what, buddyboy. None of those guys, or any other
> roadrace team I knew of, asked me for my credit card. THAT's the problem
> with NASCAR. They took a dump on little untalented and insignificant people
> like me without a big bank account and corporate polish.
> 
> **In 1964 Tiny Lund showed up at the DAYTONA 500 without a ride, without a
> sponsor. Somebody gave him a back-up car to start the race at the back of
> the pack. The rest is history. THAT, sir, would never ever happen today.
> There would be committees of doctors and lawyers to approve this guy or that
> guy, and HEY! where's his "franchise" to enter? Does the template of the
> fake-never-built body fit? Does he have an FIA learner permit? Has his momma
> kissed him and tucked him in every night?
> 
> **Stow it. You want me to drive your car? You take your chances. I'm putting
> your car under my precious ass. That's my credit card! My life.
> 
> **Norm
> 
> 
> Fionn: Wow... big words. Come on out and I'll be happy to cut you lose in
> one of our Winston Cup cars, you name the weekend and I'll clear a seat for
> you, just bring your run-flat credit card to cover the damage waiver.
> 
> Team Blitz, 2-1/2 million Capri parts in 7 warehouses. New, Used,
> Restoration, & Racing parts technology for your 1970-78 European-built
> Capri. http://www.teamblitz.com
> 
> 
> 
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