Originally Posted by nicanary
I don't think anybody in their right mind wanted to see the fatalities of the 50s and 60s, but part of the thrill was watching the cars, knowing their drivers were on "the edge". Isn't the same today (there I go again).
As for the bike road-racers, well I live in Ulster so it's part of everyday life - the "North-West" as it's known is a big social event. I agree, it's something to behold. Those guys have cohones.
I agree that BCE wouldn't think twice about calling the bluff of "awkward" promoters, by looking elsewhere, but it's been pointed out that chairman Ron Walker is a mate of his. It's all a bit cosy.
The motorcycle road racers are nuts, I have huge respect for what they do, and it is rivetting viewing!
I agree with Old Tony and you that the F1 Promoters Association looks a little too cosy. The fact that they are all together, forming relationships and later trading information has to make the whole process more open.
BCE, I think may have tried to form it early to keep control over something that he could see beginning to happen, whether he can actually keep a lid on it is another matter.