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    I hereby found...'The Purist Party'

    Maybe it sounds arrogant, but am member #1 because of lack of any others as yet. If I stand alone forever, then I stand alone forever. Future members will be dubbed by the chronological order in which they state agreement with the following philosophical statements regarding racing, specifically open-wheel. The list may be subject to additions, in time to come, if deemed necessary.

    Fundamental #1
    The love not only a specific race, even one as great as the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, but the racing of machines built specifically for it; I love "formula," open-wheel racing.

    Fundamental #2
    I love oval track racing, road course racing, and street course racing; I love the racing of any type of purpose-built racing machines. I do not agree with anyone who says that racing should not take place on a given surface or track layout 'as a matter of course,' or because a certain group doesn't find it interesting.

    Fundamental #3
    I do not believe the age of improving the breed of automobiles has passed; I do not believe auto racing is merely entertainment, or business.

    Fundamental #4
    I "tip my hat" to any man or woman who is willing to step into a purpose-built racing machine and put their well-being on the line to engage others in motorsports competition, regardless of their personal reasons for doing so.

    Fundamental #5
    My sense of aesthetics accepts that the most beautiful design happens to be what is the best design for a purpose-built racing machine. If a front-engined car can be found that performs 'equal to, or better and faster than,' rear-engined cars, it is 'as beautiful, or more.' If it cannot, it is not.

    ...

    These, the first ones I can think of, and thus far the most important.
    Last edited by Chris; 04-01-2006 at 03:55 AM.
    THIS...IS...OPEN-WHEEL!!!

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    I'm cool with all your fundamentals except for subclause 'c' of #2. Street races do not produce quality racing. I view them as a necessary evil that must be tolerated on the schedule in that a perfect world would not have them.

    That said...I was at the museum before the season opener party and was reminded of the classic look of Mark Donohue's 1972 Sunoco Special. Now that is a classic IndyCar design, you can keep your Novi.
    For the record, I never had a problem with CART in 1995. Its when they turned beligerant twards IMS and their fans for supporting the IRL that turned me off them.

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    I'm in

    and I even like street races

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    I'll sign the document.


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    ~ditto

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    Where do I sign?
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    My sense of aesthetics accepts that the most beautiful design happens to be what is the best design for a purpose-built racing machine.

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    That's an open wheel car?

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    Count me in. I love Kool-Aid.

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    Indycarjunkie:
    Last year St. Petersburg was rather exciting to me. The 'festive' atmosphere is also helpful for a series as a whole. I do not believe street racing should be the predominant form, whatsoever....but it has a viable place, in my worldview.

    Doc Austin:
    If that thing can beat an open-wheel machine as we currently understand them over a period of a four lap qualification run, then I say put it in the tech line here and now.

    EDIT: A shame there's only 11 of us...but then maybe this is the equivalent of first day quals.
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    Proclamation of the Party, #1

    St. Petersburg should remain a permanent fixture on the IndyCar schedule; the television network it is currently broadcast on could stand to be upgraded to regular network.

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    Ok, just to spoil this love fest:


    Quote Originally Posted by Chris
    Fundamental #1
    The love not only a specific race, even one as great as the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, but the racing of machines built specifically for it; I love "formula," open-wheel racing.
    I love the 500 more than the cars running in it.

    [/QUOTE]Fundamental #2
    I love oval track racing, road course racing, and street course racing; I love the racing of any type of purpose-built racing machines. I do not agree with anyone who says that racing should not take place on a given surface or track layout 'as a matter of course,' or because a certain group doesn't find it interesting.[/QUOTE]

    I enjoy all these forms of racing, but some more than others.

    [/QUOTE]Fundamental #3
    I do not believe the age of improving the breed of automobiles has passed; I do not believe auto racing is merely entertainment, or business.[/QUOTE]

    Sorry - racing hasn't been about improving the breed of automobiles for ages. It may have never really been about improving the breed. This has been a myth for a long time.

    Racing is entertainment and a business. It might be more, but not always.

    [/QUOTE]Fundamental #4
    I "tip my hat" to any man or woman who is willing to step into a purpose-built racing machine and put their well-being on the line to engage others in motorsports competition, regardless of their personal reasons for doing so.[/QUOTE]

    I do agree.

    [/QUOTE]Fundamental #5
    My sense of aesthetics accepts that the most beautiful design happens to be what is the best design for a purpose-built racing machine. If a front-engined car can be found that performs 'equal to, or better and faster than,' rear-engined cars, it is 'as beautiful, or more.' If it cannot, it is not.
    [/QUOTE]

    Kind of esoteric. Or is it esotoric?
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