Sports Cars 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Northstar, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. IforceV8

    IforceV8

    Messages:
    6,112
    Dude's got game though-rich/blonde/race cars. :lol:

    [​IMG]
     
  2. GTPorsche

    GTPorsche

    Messages:
    21,243
    If part of his "game" is driving like a moron, yeah...
     
  3. TDZdave

    TDZdave

    Messages:
    8,166
    Location:
    Australia
    Got to give him some credit, he's one of the few reasonably wealthy people that does drive himself, though he's really showing why most wealthy people dont drive themselves about...
     
    brocktj4 and Furinkazen like this.
  4. lxmmy

    lxmmy

    Messages:
    4,883
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
    ukfan758 and Northstar like this.
  5. TheElbows

    TheElbows

    Messages:
    1,430
    Damn they know how to put together a pretty race car. While maybe not a big deal outside of the U.S., I'd say at this point the Turner livery is one of the more iconic ones in American sportscar racing.
     
  6. TDZdave

    TDZdave

    Messages:
    8,166
    Location:
    Australia
    It is globally recognised if you follow international motor sport, and you would be silly to count them out of any race they were in,
     
    Northstar likes this.
  7. TheElbows

    TheElbows

    Messages:
    1,430
    I suspected they were not hugely followed internationally since you don't have Turner branded cars running in foreign series (do you?). And I don't know how often Turner has gone to LeMans in their car (have they ever?). I mainly watch them in Continental Sportscar and Rolex stuff. Glad to know they've got more fans.
     
  8. GTPorsche

    GTPorsche

    Messages:
    21,243
    It's definitely an iconic livery, along with the factory Vettes, there's nothing else that really hits that level.

    Well, Brumos, but I'm not sure if that's going to be a thing any longer since they sold the dealership and not sure if they're still going to be sponsoring Park Place Motorsports.
     
  9. lxmmy

    lxmmy

    Messages:
    4,883
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Turner respectively are quite well known over in Europe due to the fact they are the few representatives of the BMW brand in motorsports stateside.
     
  10. TDZdave

    TDZdave

    Messages:
    8,166
    Location:
    Australia
    Other then Gulf AMR and Ganassi/ Penske in IndyCar I fully agree, most other teams get new sponsors every few years that require them to change the paint drastically in most cases,
     
    lxmmy likes this.
  11. GTPorsche

    GTPorsche

    Messages:
    21,243
    I won't argue that, but this is specifically sports cars in the US I'm referencing.
     
  12. TheElbows

    TheElbows

    Messages:
    1,430
    Yeah, I have a hard time picking out genuinely famous liveries within the United States. Arguably Flying Lizard had a good long run, but Turner cars have always been Turner cars and I hope they stay that way. Yellow Corvettes are obviously a thing. The majority of other big liveries are just huge companies we've known for a long time in motorsport (ie. the occasional Gulf sponsorship etc.).

    Most teams/sponsors/liveries are a 2-3 year lifespan and done.
     
  13. lxmmy

    lxmmy

    Messages:
    4,883
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Falken pops into my head when it comes to iconic liveries from United States. But I have to agree that it is really quite hard to think of something due to it being sponsor heavy.
     
  14. TheElbows

    TheElbows

    Messages:
    1,430
    And Falken is gone this year. :( (made sense, running their own tire by themselves and being vaguely competitive...)
     
  15. cnd01

    cnd01

    Messages:
    10,275
    Location:
    United States
    Sports cars in the U.S. Yellow Corvettes, Red Vipers, Brumos livery, and Flying Lizard are the ones that come to my mind
     
  16. Northstar

    Northstar Premium

    Messages:
    22,054
    Location:
    United States
    I would also include the Whelen scheme as well as the Gainsco red dragon (granted it's just plain red).
     
  17. cnd01

    cnd01

    Messages:
    10,275
    Location:
    United States
    I would say Krohn green is kinda up there too if it's U.S. teams. Also Patron livery of some sort. The orange, black, and silver MSR DP was a really good looking one too
     
  18. Northstar

    Northstar Premium

    Messages:
    22,054
    Location:
    United States
    Do we really want to be associated with that particular car?:lol:

    I think the Patron livery has changed a little too much for it to be iconic. Granted it certainly has iconic aspects.

    I would certainly include MSR if they would stick to one scheme as they were all great in '15.
     
  19. TDZdave

    TDZdave

    Messages:
    8,166
    Location:
    Australia
    Dear lord!!! What can of worms have we opened????
     
  20. catamount39

    catamount39

    Messages:
    9,554
    Location:
    United States
    A large one. :lol:
     
    TDZdave likes this.
  21. TDZdave

    TDZdave

    Messages:
    8,166
    Location:
    Australia
    We should close it, in less then 12 hours we have had 2 Tracy Krohn references from 2 different people on 2 different subjects,

    This thread should be closed until the official start of Roar to prevent an outbreak of serious illness, :p
     
  22. Snaeper

    Snaeper Premium

    Messages:
    3,521
    Location:
    United States
    What if her name was also Tracy....
     
    Wiz likes this.
  23. RACECAR

    RACECAR Premium

    Messages:
    32,019
    Location:
    United States

    :sick:
     
    Snaeper likes this.
  24. catamount39

    catamount39

    Messages:
    9,554
    Location:
    United States
    Oh God help us all... :crazy:
     
  25. AnthonyD1993

    AnthonyD1993

    Messages:
    6,128
    Location:
    United States
    We'd have a serious case of Tracy Krohnception on our hands.
     
  26. IforceV8

    IforceV8

    Messages:
    6,112
  27. RACECAR

    RACECAR Premium

    Messages:
    32,019
    Location:
    United States

    And what's exactly wrong? Kinda been known for the last two months.


    Edit: Wait a darn minute:

    Oh Don Panoz, still trying to recapture the magic of the early 2000s I see.
     
  28. AnthonyD1993

    AnthonyD1993

    Messages:
    6,128
    Location:
    United States
    Hopefully, they found a transmission that spends more time working as a transmission and less like a frag grenade during the offseason.
     
    ukfan758 likes this.
  29. TDZdave

    TDZdave

    Messages:
    8,166
    Location:
    Australia
    Just do a LMP2 17' reg version of the esperente already!!!
     
    ukfan758 and catamount39 like this.
  30. IforceV8

    IforceV8

    Messages:
    6,112
    All of that means he has a Mexico free car this year. Just buy a Oreca 05 and stop wasting time with a car that doesnt work,and never will.