scotty wrote:Ferrari V12's.
Make that any old 3.5l era engine period...
^^any excuse to post this vid
You know, the modern sound really is sickeningly poor in comparison. It's actually quite depressing.
scotty wrote: Cigarette liveries.
Not many other liveries are as memorable as Marlboro, JPS, Lucky Strike, West, Camel, B&H. I barely notice what a lot of them are advertising now. I suppose the closest to that sort of thing now is red bull.
Exactly, although Red Bull is still pretty dull in my opinion. They're all so middle of the road and corporate now. Sauber have to be the worst offenders, as much as i love that team. Even their first F1 car, just plain black with barely any sponsorship looked pretty damn sleek. Mercedes i guess is their classic colours but it's the same with them - this current livery with the green Petronas flashes can never be as iconic as something like the old Sauber Merc C9. Says it all that teams are starting to resort to emulating the old classics too (Lotus and to a lesser extent Williams) - wonder who'll be next to do this
Reminds me of something else i miss - the sheer look and shapes of pre-1998 cars (except for some exceptions like the McLaren MP4/10, Ferrari F92 etc).
What beautifully sculpted cars.