A new motorsports complex has been proposed for California, using the name Riverside Motorsports Park, and borrowing heavily in name and track design from the Riverside track which hosted Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR and other major races from 1957 to 1988.
I was just wondering what the views of 10/10th members were on the creation of this new track.
Is this a sign that the original Riverside's major part in US motorsport's rich history is now finally being honoured, like the memorial that has recently been built, that will allow this famous name to carry on?
Or is it a shameful and soul-less attempt from the corporate men to cash in on the sport's history and promote just another race facility, that will lake the character of its predecessor? This quotation certainly seems to suggest that to me...
RMP hopes to trade on the historic circuit's name
Will it only serve to dim the rose-tinted memories, and should memories should be left unaltered and that this track should never be built?
AFAIK, there has only been one attempt similar to this to build a track under the same name in a different location - a subsitutue Monza in the 70's (http://www.racingcircuits.net/Italy/MonzaAlt1978.html
). This track never came to fruition, and the world of motorsport is no worse off for it, so should this new Riverside plan do so?
Your views please.