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  1. mach14604

    mach14604 Member Established Member

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    Heard this on the t.v. today and confirmed it with this
    http://http://www.competitionplus.com/drag-racing/news/25862-ford-makes-it-official-walking-away-from-nhra-pro-racing-at-the-end-of-2014

    To me its turning your back on your history of what made you a company. I don't see how they think this is a good move. The NASCAR program sucks balls and that is not working. Ford has what two wins this year in cup and when was the last time they won a championship? At least with NHRA you had a fighting chance. Why don't you just let Toyota take over all racing! Grass roots racing supports your higher levels so that to me is BS. This statement just says we don't want to spend money. I would like to see a letter writing campaign much like was done with Bob Tasca wanted to Cobra Jet program done. I am going to start buying GM at least they support racing
     
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  2. Gray_Ghost

    Gray_Ghost New Member Established Member

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    Well, that sucks. I wonder what the REAL reason is.
     
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    usmcsvtwannabe Not a noob Established Member

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    Sucks but I feel like there is more to it than what can be seen at the surface
     
  4. Robert Francis

    Robert Francis Active Member Established Member

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    Ford didn't say they were getting out of drag racing: they just said they were getting out of their NHRA Mello Yello sponsorship.

    From their statement, it appears they're saying that as a business, they're not getting out of it what they're putting in it.
     
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    blackfang Active Member Established Member

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    That Sucks. I guess 15 Championships and 3 good teams are not what they want to invest in.
     
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    static74 in the 9's Premium Member

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    That's kind of what I got out of it too.
     
  7. mach14604

    mach14604 Member Established Member

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    With pulling out they pull resources for all the funny car teams plus pro-stock. What more did you want to get out of it? I don't see the point I don't see what they get out of NASCAR then as those teams rarely run up front now a days?
     
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    scottg it's good to be blown Established Member

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    Does this mean that the Force cars will no longer be "mustangs"?
     
  9. dalemarlow

    dalemarlow Banned

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    NHRA has nothing to do with Ford being a company.
    I'd love you to show us your new GM guy next week.
     
  10. Sick03Vert

    Sick03Vert Banned

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    Ford: Watches their balance sheet and adjusts investments accordingly

    GM: "What's a balance sheet?" Stays involved in EVERYTHING, takes bailout money when they run out of cash

    Seems like Ford is making smart BUSINESS DECISIONS. As for the grass roots thing, well, maybe they aren't succeeding in NASCAR, but that's a grass roots sport and they are still very much involved in it, so I don't see how you can say they are forgetting their roots.

    If you want to buy GM, go for it. But I work for them, and as long as you aren't buying for quality, customer service, or price, then you'll be fine. :rolleyes:
     
  11. James Snover

    James Snover Hi-Energy Photon Wrangler Premium Member

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    Yeah, GM is going racing. With your tax dollars. If GM wants to go racing, shouldn't they wait until they can pay for it without your tax money?






     
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    svtfocus2cobra Break out the shotguns! Established Member

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    Refusing to buy a brand because they don't race in s particular racing series, a little childish don't you think? Have you ever looked at how many other series Ford races in? It's a lot, so it's not like NHRA is the only one. If they actually quit it then it's probably only temporary as brands do that all the time. Subaru pulled out of WRC for crying out loud! That's literally part of their backbone as a brand!
     
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    Do they even use 1 single Ford part on those race cars? If its not working for them then they should pull out.
     
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    deadpres everyday is caturday Established Member

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    Pro Stock uses Ford Racing block and heads
     
  17. Chris!

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    Ford is being business smart.

    They'll still go racing. They're just not going to sink money into sponsorship.

    Besides- winning races and racing helps sell cars. Not putting your name on a sign above the name of an event.

    And as for saying "ill start buying GM," don't let the door hit ya on the way out!
     
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    Sonic605hp Make America Great Again Established Member

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    They should at least offer taxpayers free tickets, no?

     
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    It says they will still be involved with all other forms of drag racing and contingency type stuff, just not NHRA. Not as big of a deal as I originally thought.
     
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    From what I understand yes. Force, Tasca, Wilkerson and Morgan

    Did not know about WRC. Did not say I wasn't going buy a brand?

    Yes they do and technology and performance has been shared between the teams and company that has helped with Ford cars and trucks.

    Don't be rude. Just expressing feelings and opinions with this post.
     

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