Racing Honda-powered Mclaren F1 cars had its perks for Formula 1 Legend, Ayrton Senna. To appreciate his active involvement in the development of the NSX and his Formula One victories, Honda gifted him not one but two Honda NSXs. And, the example you see above for sale happens to be one of them. Continue reading
Watching Senna and seeing all the fiery passion that went behind F1 racing back in the days makes me curious about seeing this upcoming F1 film. Should prove to be an appealing way, for us Fn’ F’ers, to look back into history. Especially after reading the names of the director and cast.
Don’t judge the above poster, which looks like a crappy B movie from the late seventies of such just read on:
Just the Facts:
- Director Ron Howard’s new movie Rush opens on September 20, 2013.
- Rush chronicles the epic 1976 battle for the Formula One World Championship between Niki Lauda and James Hunt.
- Rush stars Thor‘s Chris Hemsworth as Hunt and Daniel Bruhl of Inglourious Basterds as Lauda.
- The movie was filmed this past spring mostly at racetracks across Europe, including the Nürburgring.
Pictured above, is the legendary group B Audi Quattro in mid air, with dozens of fans swarming around to see it, try to touch it or simply inhale a deep breath of the sanctified ‘Quattro’ dust cloud. This was a purely raw experience we truly miss in our modern times.
Comparing this above shot with our times, today’s generation of car enthusiasts is a lost one; conditioned mostly by second hand experiences of Hollywood’s Fast n’ Furious glamour and endless hours on video game driving simulators. The big question is as current day car enthusiasts, are we in the mindset to look beyond all the virtual conditioning that was placed upon us? Can we manage to ever revive a spartan era of the automotive world? A time when some Porsche models were sold with tool kits in the trunk.
We passed through a decade of automotive boredom; driving was no longer the key essence of an automobile. We got bombarded by technology like Front Wheel Drive, Smart Gearboxes, Green Energy, Soft Roaders and plenty of electronic aids, enough for a 10 year old to manage piloting a 400 horsepower behemoth which is a fine thing up until they started, excessively; seeping into our beloved sport car segment; resulting in the boom of luxury performance vehicles. One cannot fight such a huge invasion. Plus, it would be foolish not to admit that is was out of a necessity. Where there was a demand, car-makers did what it takes to meet those demands, in order to survive. We lived with it as long as nobody forgot about the missing link of ‘pure unmolested driving’.
You realize at times, as a car enthusiast, that many of us did drive the wrong cars, grew up with the wrong automotive role models and eventually valued less driver related affairs in automobiles. Our times feature what is more of a ‘’motortainment’’, which manages to attract the new generation of enthusiasts that merely look at the simplistic aspect of things. It was never their fault; they just need to see the light, at least, before it’s too late.
Turning back the hands of time, we date back to the 80’s up to early 90’s; when Formula one & rallying were religiously followed by many. An era we, current day car freaks, never clearly understood. It was a time, car makers willfully dragged themselves into motorsport and competition which influenced how they made the cars and marketed them. A technological revolution accompanied that era; pushing turbos & all wheel drive, to name a few, into our mainstream production cars. It was a time when glamour, fantasy, politics and safety standards did not heavily molest the minds of enthusiasts or the sport itself.
Up until today, the elders speak proudly of all the action, to the extent it makes one feel like we missed an epic historical rock concert. You see all the classic footage out there and realize how much passion and heart the crowds once had. This was pure, unmolested motorsport.
(brought you from: formula1.com)
The FIA has announced that the 2012 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix will take place next weekend as scheduled. Formula One racing’s governing body issued the following press release on Friday:
“The FIA is the governing body of motor sport and therefore of Formula One. As such, it sets the season’s calendars following the proposal of the Commercial Rights Holder (CRH) in accordance with the local national authorities in all matters relating to safety.
“Within that context, the FIA ensures that any event forming part of an FIA World Championship is organised in compliance with the FIA Statutes and the relevant Sporting and Technical Regulations and that the safety of the public, officials, drivers and teams is secured at all times during an event.