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MonteCristo wrote: 6 months ago
PTRACER wrote: 6 months ago
Vassago wrote: 6 months ago
The Suntory sponsor was apparently a coffee brand - sold in cans? :amazed: Must have been pretty big if they could afford TV commercials with Arnold Schwarzenegger :tongue:
Vending machine culture is huge in Japan and buying coffee in a can is extremely normal. I checked on the history of West, apparently it was extremely bitter and didn't sell well, so they rebranded it as BOSS in the early 90s and that name is everywhere.
Yep, Boss is here. Very thick aluminum!
Certainly is..... in different types from black to iced Latte, Caramel Latte and Double Expresso, Vanilla Latte.... even Rainbow Mountain Blend.

$40 for 12x 237ml (180ml for the Rainbow Mountain blend.

https://store.suntorybosscoffee.com.au/

Sounds very odd..... made from "Agricultural Material" doesnt bear thinking about.

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And this BOSS stuff is far more palatable than something like Starbucks. I could have sworn we had BOSS sponsorship in F1 in the last few decades but then I realised that was Hugo, not Suntory :wink:
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It seems coffee sponsorship in motorsport is rife. How about this one I found from the US NASCAR Infinity series.

FDC aka Fire Dept Coffee.

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Maybe we need a thread for weird race car sponsorships? :idunno:

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Eddie Irvine tested for the Onyx F1 team at Paul Ricard in December 1989.

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Tomas Mezera made a total of 5 BTCC appearances in his career and only one of them in a Maserati Biturbo 331 - Thruxton #1 1989. This should be him unless it's Nick May from Thruxton #2.

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Vassago wrote: 5 months ago Tomas Mezera made a total of 5 BTCC appearances in his career and only one of them in a Maserati Biturbo 331 - Thruxton #1 1989. This should be him unless it's Nick May from Thruxton #2.

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Doing the research but having difficulty getting a straight answer out of it at the moment.
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In 1987, the late Csaba Kesjár became the first Hungarian to test a Formula 1 car when he did three demonstration laps in a Zakspeed after that year's Hungarian Grand Prix, his death in a Formula 3 crash at Norisring in 1988 meant it wouldn't be until Zsolt Baumgartner in 2003 that a Hungarian actually raced in F1.
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Derek Daly tested a Jordan F1 car 20 years ago. Presumably for a TV piece. Seems he wasn't very fast.

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Tony Stewart's only appearance in CASCAR (predecessor to the Pinty's Series) at Jukasa in 2002
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Tony Stewart's only appearance in CASCAR (predecessor to the Pinty's Series) at Jukasa in 2002
Is that a low level event?
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PTRACER wrote: 5 months ago
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Tony Stewart's only appearance in CASCAR (predecessor to the Pinty's Series) at Jukasa in 2002
Is that a low level event?
By Tony's standards, yes. It's the Canadian regional stock car racing series.
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Stewart was famous for doing those 'low-level' events - the guy just wanted to race!
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After winning Le Mans with Bentley in 2003 and finishing Runner-Up the following year with Audi, Guy Smith drove the #17 Rocketsports Lola B02/00 in the second half of the 2004 Champ Car Season, peaking with 9th at Laguna Seca and Surfers Paradise.

He also got to test the Williams FW17 at Silverstone as a prize for winning the 1995 UK Formula Renault title.
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Colin McRae (BMW 318is) as guest entry for 1992 BTCC Knockhill round. Finished 8th in race 1 and 5th in race 2 only to be DQ for causing a collision with Matt Neal of all people :tongue:

The livery was standard for David Richards' Prodrive team that season (full-time drivers Tim Sugden and Alain Menu who fractured his leg in Knockhill paddock before the races!).

https://1990sbtcc.com/2019/10/25/the-st ... cc-outing/

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Colin was quickly shuffled into the motorhome after the race because Steve Neal was apparently on the warpath.
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