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May 2016 Indycar IS 100 Years Old and It Shows

Hey…lets all go to an Indycar race in Boston!

Oh wait. There will be no race in Boston.

Why? Boston decided to reprise a part of American history and demonstrate they do not like their tax money wasted by the government no matter what the King George family and their Indycar franchise representatives think.

They called Indycar out as the city insisted on protections for the taxpayers and the neighborhoods. Apparently there was a lot of funny business going on with the Indycar franchise rep and the whole thing was dumped like the tea dumped during the Boston Tea party.

You could say the franchisee was caught out when the city claimed there would be no race without proper representation.

To patch the big hole in the schedule and avoid further embarrassment, a track rental of Watkins Glen was made to fill the date. Now the summer schedule has a hasty replacement race, a restart of a Texas race partially run and then stopped from June and law suits from Boston to consider.

Looks like another great summer for the series that always seems to die after spring.

A Tribute to Cam Gibbons

The Aussie Race Fan of American Openwheel Racing...would tell you what he liked and what he didn’t in that very special Aussie way.

This forum is dedicated to the memory of Cameron “Smacked” Gibbons. Cam, who went by the forum handle “Smacked” and had the Clash/Joe Strummer album cover avatar was one of the originators of a racing forum named SMACKForum that was opened for business back in 2007.

Cam unfortunately had a life fight with cancer that sadly took him from us late in 2011. Since the original SMACKforum was controlled by Cam there was no way to gain control of the forum site and web addressing.

Early this year, a group of SMACKforum members decided to start up another forum based on some of the same sensibilities that made “Cam’s place” home for many a disgruntled American Open Wheel racing fan. It was only natural that the new forum be named in some way for Cam, so why not make SMACKforum SMACKEDforum to keep both a lineage and a nod to Cam’s nickname of Smacked.

Cam this place is for you! And, we know you would tell all us to go fuck ourselves...some more than others. We miss you!

Read some more about Cam Gibbons, written by two SMACKEDforum
members who knew him well.
The Sordid History of SMACKforum
The Sordid History of SMACKforum