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Discussion in 'Other Racing' started by ProCoach, Jul 7, 2008.
Oh man, sorry. As soon as I get back from soccer.
That is interesting about Bill Binnie and the Pre-War group. I've been wanting to have some fun in that class myself (not for the racing mind you), but for one heck of an experience. I am thinking of bringing my strait-8 Lycoming powered Auburn race car to Pittsburgh next year. It is really a tank compared to the Bugattis, but should be a load of fun no less.
Casey, we've been here for two days already and we haven't seen you. I'm just sayin'...
Do you really think anyone on F-Chat cares about your disdain for me?
At least half a dozen people do.
How's that Euro F3 ride coming?
He's right you've become the class clown, and we're all watching. Why didn't you show up?
I spent the past weekend at The Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles as I was displaying my McKee/Lola.
Last week, I was busy with business planning.
While I appreciate the invitation, I had more pressing priorities.
Display? Planning? Eh... to be successful at racing, there is only racing, nothing else. Even if you are out doing lawn mower racing (which looks pretty darned cool), it would be competitive racing.
Please. You knew we were there Wednesday through Sunday.
I've been approached concerning the purchase of Team 21 but funding has become an issue. Anyone? The exposure on this is expected to be phenomenal.
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Go for it Michael, just watch your fingers. =)
And, based on the livery, it must be a Honda Jr. team.
Hey! Wait a minute! That's my racing 'car'!
Is my team owner selling my tractor...I mean car...out from under me?
You are on the radar, but difficult decisions remain, A Prost/Senna thing would set us back.
I assume you are referring to a NASA event.
NASA is out of the scope of my direction. I spent my time this past week doing things that were the most valuable uses of my time.
Also, in regard to the following statement (made in reply to me taking part in a concours with my race car and spending time doing business planning):
"Display? Planning? Eh... to be successful at racing, there is only racing, nothing else."
OK................ Tell that to Roger Penske.
He retired from race driving in 1965.
After reading the many posts and threads by/about Casey Putsch, I have no idea what to make of this guy.
I, myself, am not a racer by any means, and I do applaud Casey for sticking his neck out there. But I hesitate to endorse this guy for being a real professional after reading the exchange of words on this forum.
I would like to hear from the rest of you... (including Casey)
Casey Putsch is:
(a) a fantastic driver
(b) an amazing racer
(i) a putz? (sorry Casey, couldn't resist!) just teasing...
Feel free to select more than 1 answer.
D and H, sincerely and exclusively.
I want to answer the question of why I take part with this thread. The answer is simple, it is about me.
As many of you have realized, there are about a half dozen people that continually berate me and my efforts. These people look for any small detail to "spin" to try and tarnish my reputation. This is nothing new and we all see it on a daily basis in the big political race.
I step in on occasion for the many people out there in cyberspace that read this. My goal is to simply let the truth be known and to keep the lies, exaggerations, and unjust slander to a minimum.
The "honest to god" fact of the matter is that I have been truthful about what I have said in regard to my racing efforts and history.
Sadly, it is my own doing for giving the initial fuel to the Ferrari chat malice towards me. Originally, I was on this site for trouble shooting and networking in regard to a 308 GTSi that I owned a number of years ago. However, it was a post of mine earlier this year, when I talked about my opportunity to race Formula 3 Euro with the intention to shoot for F1, that bothered eveyone so much. At the time, I had NO idea that I would be met with such hostility and ultimately be called a liar.
So I pose to all the people reading this a simple challenge:
1. Look up the credentials of my F-Chat "critics" and decide for yourself if they warrant your trust.
2. Come meet me in person, form your own impression, and feel free to ask me whatever is on your mind.
3. Take the high road. While I'm sure it is fun for many to find jest, don't you all think it is time everyone got to the bottom of this?
4. If you want to know if I can drive, the solution is simple, try me. Perhaps a Ferrari Challenge Car and some data ac. would be appropriate given the nature of the site. I'm comfortable with different configurations, so we could use a modern paddle shifted car or one with bias ply tires and double clutching.
There you have it.
In good spirit,
I admire your spirit... I am not in a position to judge you, so I won't. I'm sure you can drive/race much better than I can. I posted the multiple-choice question above to try and understand why people are saying what they are saying.
Surely, they are entitled to their opinion. But you also deserve to know the reason, and hopefully the simple (a) (b) (c).. answers will summarize that, even if it's not what you wanted to hear.
Where are your 'prominent' F1 connections and why are you still stuck in Tiffin, Ohio polishing vintage parade cars?
where's PhaseDance gonna be racing for the 2011 season?
That's an excellent question.
A video was suggested in my YouTube feed last night that had some names and circumstances that rang a bell.... and so I went looking. Yes, chaparralman has a YouTube channel and has apparently been busy..... No, not in F1, Euro F3 or even GP0, 1, 2 or 3, but on GoProing his pearls of wisdom.
I post this, not to bag on the guy. What the YouTube videos do is manage to provide more context into the the personality of Mr. Putsch and informs on why his written postings were received on this forum as they were. I find his delivery and persona arrogant and snarky, but there are worse qualities one can have. I can be somewhat snarky myself given the right provocation. At the same time, some of what he is doing is interesting, so I figured I would share is channel.
The particular video that rang a bell was this one and it caused me to look back on FChat posters from long past, b-mak, veirgang, Challenge64, PhaseDance, Procoach and a few others that appear in these pages.
Additionally, some of what he says is true relative to the generational change relative to historic automobiles and automobile museums, even if it comes off as sour grapes and he says it in an off-putting way. When was the last time any of you went to a horse drawn carriage museum?
Anyway, for those of you who find amusement in the deadthread wayback machine....here you go......
[tony montana voice]every dog has his day[/tony montana voice]