posted on July 30, 2011 with 31 notes
"If I ever happen to have an accident that eventually costs me my life, I hope it is in one go."
Ayrton Senna, early 1994
posted on June 23, 2011 with 37 notes
"If you wait, all that happens is that you get older."
Mario Andretti
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posted on June 8, 2011 with 6 notes
"To finish first, you must first finish."
Rick Mears
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posted on March 27, 2011 with 53 notes
"On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, ‘Okay, this is the limit’. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high."
Ayrton Senna — Interview for Racing is in My Blood, 1991
posted on March 7, 2011 with 25 notes
"No wonder older cars began to look increasingly attractive. They were plentiful, cheap, easy to work on and still very usable on increasingly busy roads.
Drive an old car and you made a statement about your individualism: you weren’t prepared to become just another faceless, sterile tin can on the bypass to oblivion."
posted on February 2, 2011 with 66 notes
""Auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was built"."
Henry Ford
posted on February 1, 2011 with 26 notes
"I don’t know driving in another way which isn’t risky. Each one has to improve himself. Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than other’s."
Ayrton Senna
posted on February 2, 2010 with 7 notes

I once traded a girlfriend for a car. True story!

I am who I am. Asking me to give up my cars is like asking me to change my eye color, it can’t be done. I am fairly sure my blood type is actually 10w30. The smell of a rich tuned carburetor is a sweet perfume to me. The lure of the automobile is far too great for me. I can’t deny who I am.

My point here isn’t to bash my ex-girlfriend. What I’m getting at is our hobby is more than just something fun we do to take up time. Being a “car person” isn’t a lifestyle, it is a life. If you have ever seen an elderly man’s eyes light up when talking about a car you know what I mean. Cars get under your skin and deep into your bones. If you don’t think the connection is that strong I know one woman who would disagree.

Brian Medford, at AutoTrader Classics (via tractioninc)
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