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Old 5 Jun 2003, 04:54 (Ref:621387)   #1
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rich dads and there sons getting a drive in v.8 s

so now with john kelly buying k mart racing, it makes me wonder how rick and todd got there drive s. i know they can steer a car but.....
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Old 5 Jun 2003, 04:56 (Ref:621388)   #2
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so what i am getting at did they just pay there way into it or what...
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Old 5 Jun 2003, 04:57 (Ref:621389)   #3
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yeah, thats why Skaife bought HRT as well, so Mitchell can get a drive...
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Old 5 Jun 2003, 05:02 (Ref:621391)   #4
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Seems like a great way to spend money to me. What's the problem?
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Old 5 Jun 2003, 05:09 (Ref:621395)   #5
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They join Rod Forbes, Paul Romano, Simon Wills and a host of spoilt brat Formula Ford drivers who have made it with help of their dads bank a/c. It's a shame that some people with talent miss out because Dad can't pay their bills.
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Old 5 Jun 2003, 05:14 (Ref:621397)   #6
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i ll just wait and see what other peoples reaction to this is. i am sure there will be a few different ones. its just that the ones that bust there ass to be a profesional race driver and don t get a good drive because some kids dad has a heap of money. so what hope do the ones with out money have of making it pro, tell me that. it is a sport after all. i bet leytton hewit didi nt pay his way, just plain hard work....
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Old 5 Jun 2003, 05:27 (Ref:621406)   #7
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yep you are so right pale rider. but don t get me wrong they all need some money to do it full stop e.g formula ford. the best thing about formula ford is that you can t out spend to get an advantge. if you do the formula ford national series its the travel costs that really hurt. if you do it all the wrong way with the wrong people then thats what cost you heaps. and i think the perception of what some people seem to think some leading formula ford teams spend is way out of contrast. believe me i know been there done that. But when it comes to pulling a few million out of your pocket or more, then that should be the manufactures that pay young guys to come along on there talent. but instead the manufactures make money from selling cars to us and make money out of entertaining us with racing. and still you have to pay to get a good seat what a ****ING JOKE....
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Old 5 Jun 2003, 07:06 (Ref:621455)   #8
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Marcos Ambrose has made it through sheer talent so it can be done
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Old 5 Jun 2003, 08:44 (Ref:621516)   #9
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yeah, thats why Skaife bought HRT as well, so Mitchell can get a drive...


Very Good Smithers, here I was thinking Skaife bought it to stroke his ego, but instead I discover its only there to give his boy a go.... Im disappointed it didnt occur to me

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Old 5 Jun 2003, 09:04 (Ref:621530)   #10
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Apart from Ambrose, you've got Ingall, Bright and Ritter who have done things on ability alone and opened doors with hard work. Thre are many more surely?

Then there is Steven Richards who, despite his very famous father, has bucketloads of ability and talent and a hard-working attitude and no ego to speak of who has knckled down and worked hard. He now is one the established top-shelf drivers in the country. Tander is surely another who has worked hard and honed his talents to be a Bathurst winner and a first-rate driver.
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Old 5 Jun 2003, 12:39 (Ref:621704)   #11
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Umm. Marcos Ambrose's dad owns Van Dieman, the FFord guru factory.
Luckily Marcos has shown enough ability not to be included in my former comments. I would rate Ash Lowe (Qld) as the most underrated driver not to have a decent drive this year. After all, his Dad is not a multi millionaire AFAIK...
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Old 5 Jun 2003, 12:45 (Ref:621712)   #12
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geez, rich people paying the way for either themselves or for their kids has been around since motorsport began, it's nothing new and will be around as long as motorsport is. Anyone here (probably) would not pass up an opportunity if their parents were willing to, why should someone else be criticised for it?

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Old 5 Jun 2003, 13:13 (Ref:621763)   #13
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Who really gives a sh!t ?? My old man would give me his last dollar for food, but won't give me a cent towards the race car... He says (and he's right) it's just a great way to tear up money...

Still, if i were lucky and he was a multi-millionaire i wouldn't be stupid enough to refuse his money if he offered it now would i ??

Good luck to them i think... It's a shame as was mentioned that some guys with plenty of talent don't get the opportunities that "rich kids" do, but that's the way it goes...

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So spend all your money on the race car, and get your dad to buy you food.... simple really

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