Talk:Motor racing

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 Definition A form of racing that involves the use of motor cars aka automobiles on closed circuits or closed public roads [d] [e]
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I contributed a good deal of information about motor racing, especially the formative years, to numerous articles on another site and I am consolidating them in this article, which may eventually be split into components depending on size. My principal sources, however, are specialist websites such as and I derived very little from the "other site". --John Leach 07:50, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Indy 500 is correct, not Indy500

Hi John, I did a minute's worth of checking and found that there's an official *website* called -- because, I assume, as we all know, spaces cannot be used between words in web address. But, once you get to that site, you will find that *they* refer to the race as the Indy 500, with a space between them. In about 60 years of vaguely following this race, I don't recall ever seeing it called the Indy500. Always has a space....Hayford Peirce 21:13, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi Hayford. You're right. I'm afraid I've become too computerised after all these years of exposure! I've made changes to the article. All the best. --John Leach 17:34, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

"Tu te prends pour Fangio?"

Common saying in France from one vexed driver to another at one time. Sometimes "Sterling Moss" instead.... Hayford Peirce 18:24, 13 March 2010 (UTC)