Some fans claim one series or another runs "real race cars." What's everybody else running, fake race cars? :confused:
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Thanks for all the input. I think the Domino's Pizza Car that others have mentioned was a good solid paint scheme that let you know who was sponsoring the car without looking at the lettering. Ernest
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And in F1, John Player Special (my favorite of them all).
"Only a fool fights in a burning house."-Kang
"If you listen to fools....The Maaahhhhb Ruuuules....."-Ronnie James Dio
Hot Wheels. Any sport it was in, you knew it by the track being on the car.
RIP Dan Wheldon 1978-2011My sister's birthday is Race Day 2013!
Russell Brookes and the Andrews Heat for Hire rally cars. The yellow/red/blue horizontal bands started as a compromise between Andrews and another sponsor (IIRC, they flipped a coin to see whose color would be on top). The other sponsor left, but Brookes and Andrews liked the look and stayed with it for years. It became so well known that they could make a joke like translating "Heat for Hire" to Welsh in Wales, here.
The fans should be the absolute last people considered on any decision that could effect a participant. Doc Austin
Lying was a no-brainer for me. Robin Miller
"I thought they booed [Danica] because she was being a complete jerk, but then they applauded for A.J. Foyt. Now I'm just confused."
Cobre Tire was owner Bob Fletcher's business.
Interscope was Ted Field's business, separate from the family's department stores (which is too bad, because I thought they created a great image on the track, but you couldn't buy Interscope Diet Cola or an Interscope AM/FM Radio; it was his own movie and music production company writing off his hobby as a tax deduction--IIRC, you can see a picture of the Interscope Batmobile at the end of a Bill and Ted movie produced by Interscope).
Alex Foods, Alex Morales
Leader Card/Cards (now Leader Paper Products) is the Wilke family business.
Kraco, Maury Kraines.
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Here are some cars that you instantly know the sponsor when you see the car.
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These are digital creations that I have made from photos that I have taken or from digitally rendering them from scratch such at the Jorgansen Eagle, Sugar Ripe Lightning, and the Porsche's.
Danny Sullivan's Gold/white Millers
Joe Leonard's Samsonite
Al Sr's/Mario's Winston
Hanks/Bryan's Belond Spl.
Revson/Rutherford/Hulme/Williams Gulf McLaren
Witnessed Mario's "Miracle at Indy"...Watched 3 win their 4th Indy 500...Was there for Petty's 200th win...Saw the last Novi qualify
The Sunoco color's scheme went from 1969-1973.
The Quaker State green was easy to pick out because green had most always been a taboo color at Indy.
The Sugar Ripe scheme was around from about 1970 to mid seventies.
The Interscope cars had the same look from 1979 to 1987.
The Jorgensen baby blue was unique and a winner it first year, and it returned in 1976. A possible weak selection by your standards.
The Fosters Porsche looked like a Fosters can in is scheme.
The Johnny Lightning cars with their lightning bolts were iconic and this car is one of the first cars to be sponsored by a product that was not really a racing related product.
The Valvoline car was also iconic and had a long run with subtle variations, same with the 7-11 and Texaco cars. The Rislone car had two years and a scheme that complimented their brand quite well.
The Pennzoil cars were at Indy from 1979 into the 1990's, longer than the iconic Marboro livery.
The Players scheme was short lived at Indy but was directly linked to their product appearance.
The Sheraton Thompson special is the weakest of my collection without a doubt, but because it was Foyt, when you saw that car, which fans saw quite a lot, you knew it was the Sheraton Thompson Special.
The Ken Paul car, possibly another weak example that I posted, but it was a metallic blue car at a time when most car were base white.
Half? No way!
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You always know the GoDaddy car.... Beautiful green.
Danica Patrick -2012 Nationwide Series Champion
When I was young (first saw them in 2000), I thought those black Havoline cars were one of the coolest I ever saw... I still do, as a matter of fact . When Newman/Haas lost that sponsorship it just didn't feel right anymore. Those cars were badass.
Different on Donohue's Eagle. Gary B's 1973 McLaren was solid blue with yellow pinstripes and some red trim.I think the Sunoco pain scheme was different in '73 when Penske and MD ran the Eagle.