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Are you a Mario Andretti fan? If so, CBS on Sunday morning

#1 User is offline   Dennis G 

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 03:28 PM

Tune in to CBS Sunday morning:

http://www.racer.com...-sunday-morning

I'll admit to being a "fan boy" if you will, but this guy is truly "bad a$$". He's done it all and won it all (well, except for LeMans).
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:16 PM

I'll have to watch that. I have watched some LeMans in the past, and him. I'm mostly NHRA though since that's what I did. I'm surprised John Force at 67 is still racing. He'll be 68 May 4th and promises another 5 years yet already with 16 Funny Car titles. So I had to look up the oldest top Fuel driver still active and would you believe Chris Karamesines still drives over 10,000 HP top fuel dragsters at 330 mph at 83 years old and just took delivery of a new TF dragster?
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:10 PM

My choice for my first ever Book Report assignment - 3rd grade. He's bona fide legend and it runs in the bloodline.
Hooking up with Granatelli didn't hurt either. Now... back to the sport previously known as NASCAR.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:43 PM

Nice segment on Mario ("when they put me in a box, it better have wheels on it")LOL, but even better was the bonus segment on Chuck Berry. Well done, CBS, well done.
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"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun." Katherine Hepburn
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RIP AnimalFarm (Greg).
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:39 PM

Wow. I know of him but I didn't know he was still competing.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:26 PM

View PostSmokeyGhost, on 19 March 2017 - 03:39 PM, said:

Wow. I know of him but I didn't know he was still competing.

Mario gave up competing about 20 years ago, but still hustles contest winners, journalists, tv personalities, etc. around various race courses in a 2 seat Indycar. Just to show he's not slowing down, a few years ago, at Laguna Seca, he was taking some journalists around and his lap times were something like 2/10 of a second off of the pole time. This while hustling an extra 150 lbs. +/- in the car. Dario Franchiti commented on Mario's speed a few years ago at Indy, when MA was shaking down a car for the team. Dario's comment was along the lines of "pretty damned impressive".
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RIP AnimalFarm (Greg).
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:38 PM

Me bad. I wrongly interpreted the CBS. I blame it on an early morning start and looking at stuff before I have my first coffee of the day.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:01 PM

Here in 'Merica you had better like NASCAR and be prepared for the question "Who's your driver?". Hate NASCAR even though people claim it is a sport. No not really, put a NASCAR driver in shoulder pads and let him square up against a 250 lb linebacker, it is really an activity like Bowling or Golf or as you say across the Pond Gof.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 08:30 PM

I ended up missing it. Mom had issues with her Blood Pressure way high and I had to run over to CB Iowa and spend the morning to afternoon with her in case I had to run her to the hospital. Sisters oldest son contacted her doctor and picked up the new meds her doctor prescribed. Bet it was really good, oh well.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:10 PM

View PostRetired, on 19 March 2017 - 08:30 PM, said:

I ended up missing it. Mom had issues with her Blood Pressure way high and I had to run over to CB Iowa and spend the morning to afternoon with her in case I had to run her to the hospital. Sisters oldest son contacted her doctor and picked up the new meds her doctor prescribed. Bet it was really good, oh well.

Hope Mom is well, Here ya go:

https://www.youtube....h?v=wdkOEIV47TU

And unless I miss my guess, the Chuck Berry segment follows.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:34 PM

Dennis G said:

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Hope Mom is well, Here ya go:

https://www.youtube....h?v=wdkOEIV47TU

And unless I miss my guess, the Chuck Berry segment follows.


Thanks, I enjoyed that. Wow, he looked short compared to a guy he was walking beside, so I looked it up, never knew he was only 5'7"" tall. Always thought he was taller then that. Anyway, mom's ok for now, she had a mini heart attack and has a blockage in the back of her heart as well as her neck. The heart is enlarged and some kidney problems. Can't operate till doctors get the Blood Pressure stabilized for a long period of time and the heart shrunk. So she's a ticking time bomb really and sometimes I have to drop what I'm doing and run over to Council Bluffs and check on her. My other 2 sisters live over there and check on her all the time and one sleeps at her house. Which reminds me, I need to get off and give her a call.
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:16 PM

View PostDennis G, on 20 March 2017 - 05:10 PM, said:

And unless I miss my guess, the Chuck Berry segment follows.

I guess YouTube changes the sequence of things. My bad. In any event, for all the Chuck Berry fans that may have missed the CBS segment on Sunday, here's the clip from YT:

https://www.youtube....h?v=rrD47s-hRnc
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:21 PM

Ok, just watched that too. Chuck will be missed he did a lot. Used to play his songs on an 8 track in my Barracuda when I was in high school cruising Broadway amoung other tracts. Used to love Black Oak Arkansas too, I haven't talked to very many people that used to listen to them. Go Jim Dandy!Posted Image
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Posted Yesterday, 10:08 AM

View PostRetired, on 21 March 2017 - 10:21 PM, said:

...Used to play his songs on an 8 track in my Barracuda when I was in high school cruising Broadway...

Don't you mean "motorvatin"? [flapper]
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RIP AnimalFarm (Greg).
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Posted Yesterday, 05:41 PM

Andretti used to live right by the Martin Guitar Plant in Nazereth PA.
Every time you go see the plant tour you pass the Pocono speedway and of coarse the famous Andretti house. You can't miss it it's got the checkered flags out front!
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Posted Yesterday, 08:49 PM

Dennis G said:

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Don't you mean "motorvatin"? [flapper]

Chuck Berry, was songs like Roll over Beethoven, Johnny B Good, My Ding A Ling, ect. but was talking about Jim Dandy with Black Oak Arkansas.
Haven't heard of motorvatin, listened to Black Oak Arkansas for a couple of years or so and seemed the band split up or something. I don't remember. Members Jim "Dandy" Mangrum, Tommy Aldridge, Shawn Lane, More. Band named after the bands hometown, Black Oak Arkansas. Reached their height of fame in the 70's with 10 charting albums.
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