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#4699482 - 03/19/18 08:49 AM What Motorsports do you like to watch ?
NGRhodes Offline


Registered: 01/06/13
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Loc: West Yorkshire, UK
So after the disappointment of the Daytona, I was glad to of found a new channel (UK) showing Auzzy V8 Supercars, watched a few highlight shows and really enjoying it, reminded me of the closeness and battles from the BTCC days when we have the volvos, Alfas, Cleland, Winkelhoch etc. Hoping Bathurst 6h will be covered in a few weeks.
I enjoyed the red bull rally cross for a while and tend to keep tabs on WRC, but wondering what else is out there that I might enjoy to watch on TV/Youtube/internet to stop me watching mundane car crash videos on YouTube ?

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#4699505 - 03/19/18 09:04 AM Re: What Motorsports do you like to watch ? [Re: NGRhodes]
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Registered: 03/02/13
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None on TV. I've been to the Indianapolis twice as a kid and probably lost some hearing as a result.
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#4699507 - 03/19/18 09:05 AM Re: What Motorsports do you like to watch ? [Re: NGRhodes]
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Registered: 07/21/02
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I like most anything- F1, Indycar, NASCAR, Endurance Racing, Touring Car, WRC...
I've attended the Indy 500 several times as well as the inaugural F1 race there. I've also attended a couple of NACAR races at Kentucky Speedway.
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#4699513 - 03/19/18 09:09 AM Re: What Motorsports do you like to watch ? [Re: NGRhodes]
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Trials. Probably won't mean anything to most Americans.

Used to be televised A LONG time ago on the BBC on Saturday afternoon. Various classes, but it mostly seemed to involve driving up muddy hills in something like a trad British 2wd sports car.

To get grip, the "passenger", who was usually a woman and often not petite, had to bounce up and down.

Big women bouncing up and down in the mud in sports cars made a big impression on me as a callow yoof, even in black and white.


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#4699524 - 03/19/18 09:20 AM Re: What Motorsports do you like to watch ? [Re: Ducked]
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Registered: 07/21/02
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Originally Posted By: Ducked
Trials. Probably won't mean anything to most Americans.

Used to be televised A LONG time ago on the BBC on Saturday afternoon. Various classes, but it mostly seemed to involve driving up muddy hills in something like a trad British 2wd sports car.

To get grip, the "passenger", who was usually a woman and often not petite, had to bounce up and down.

Big women bouncing up and down in the mud in sports cars made a big impression on me as a callow yoof, even in black and white.


Those look like fun; Thoroughbred and Classic Cars usually has coverage of classic trials events; I admire the men and women who use their cars as intended- not stuck in a temperature/humidity controlled room:
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#4699539 - 03/19/18 09:36 AM Re: What Motorsports do you like to watch ? [Re: NGRhodes]
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#4699544 - 03/19/18 09:42 AM Re: What Motorsports do you like to watch ? [Re: NGRhodes]
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Apparently not so many women involved in the colour era





Not even any mud on the last one, which goes on a bit, but there's a Reliant 3-wheeler just at the end if you want to fast-forward


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#4699546 - 03/19/18 09:44 AM Re: What Motorsports do you like to watch ? [Re: NGRhodes]
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Registered: 07/24/08
Posts: 324
Loc: ohio
With most motorsports in decline "from there own doing" Moto GP is the best bet for great racing and entertainment at the moment. We just need some Americans running in it to help promote it in the USA.

Check out the one from this weekend!!!

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#4699549 - 03/19/18 09:47 AM Re: What Motorsports do you like to watch ? [Re: NGRhodes]
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Nothing anymore, I was a big F1, 500cc 2 stroke bikes and B rally cars fan but today its all sanitized and boring, soon they will be taking the driver out of the car.
Round and round Nascar stuff was always as boring as watching the pages of a book turn yellow. If I could get motorcycle TT or these trials I would watch that for sure.
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#4699558 - 03/19/18 09:57 AM Re: What Motorsports do you like to watch ? [Re: NGRhodes]
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Registered: 01/19/17
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Mostly F1 and I never missed a race. I am a late starter and I wish I followed the sport in the 80's and 90's.

Other than F1 I also like any 24 hours endurance, Daytona and Le Mans.
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#4699568 - 03/19/18 10:09 AM Re: What Motorsports do you like to watch ? [Re: NGRhodes]
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WRC but only certain times, Monte Carlo, Finland, Sweden, Spain.
I am convinced the Group B era of Rally was the peak of motorsport, anywhere in the world, and from there it's gone down.
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#4699569 - 03/19/18 10:13 AM Re: What Motorsports do you like to watch ? [Re: NGRhodes]
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Registered: 02/03/16
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Loc: NJ, USA
Motocross, Supercross, Dakar Rally, and whichever extreme enduros have enough good video footage to sit and watch.

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#4699570 - 03/19/18 10:13 AM Re: What Motorsports do you like to watch ? [Re: NGRhodes]
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 8897
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Go autocrossing yourself. Good cheap safe fun and you get to create your own highlight/blooper reel.
MotoGP is good and Indycar is looking exciting this year with the low down force cars.
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#4699578 - 03/19/18 10:20 AM Re: What Motorsports do you like to watch ? [Re: NGRhodes]
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#4699596 - 03/19/18 10:37 AM Re: What Motorsports do you like to watch ? [Re: NGRhodes]
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Registered: 02/01/09
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Loc: Texas
V8 Supercar is certainly pretty entertaining- one of the best modern series.

But the last couple of years, I've gone out to the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association day at Circuit of the Americas, and found that I'd rather watch those cars 100x more than anything modern. And that includes the Trans Am and T/A2 series that run the same day. The old Big Bore cars from 1960-1980 are just a blast to watch (and HEAR!). The class includes Cobras, Mustangs, Camaros, the occasional AMX, and the occasional Barracuda or Challenger, depending on who comes out to a particular race. The 1950s Brabhams and Lolas are fantastic, also. There's another class where more recently retired cars run (you'll see former NASCAR road racers from the ~2000s), and another class where wing cars from the 70s-90s run (mostly retired IRL cars). The variety is what makes it so great, the heat races are fairly short (1/2 to 1 hour), so it doesn't ever get boring.

I also enjoy watching footage from the races at the Goodwood Festival in England, available on Youtube.
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