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Crazy times. And the fact that it's increasingly more difficult to distinguish between someone's idiotic, dumb attempt at being funny vs. them actually meaning it. Don't know which is worse, ignorance-driven hate or the intended and conscious version of it...

You want a real mess, read up on the '30s Grand Prix days... Just before the war, where all the mobilizations in Germany were starting to take form, mix it in with some INCREDIBLE machinery from Mercedes and Auto Union (massive Ferdinand Porsche stuff in there - both, actually), toss in the obligatory "livery" mandated by the reich, and go racing. Never mind that the teams were nothing short of full-on international affairs, personnel-wise. German drivers with Jewish wives, Englishmen, Italians, etc. The best of the best running the finest cars. When you read first-hand accounts of the players in the form of their autobiographies, you get the feel that they were just racers, looking to race and win, and hated the burden of politics and war weighing them down and causing tensions. Someone ought to do a movie on this epic topic, would be fascinating even for non-car people. There is a book called Driving Forces on the era, really good read. But I digress, as usual...

Back on topic, the dude who said all that crap to the OP is a king-sized douche... A hypocritical king-sized douche to be exact!
Garen (87 930 track rat)
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