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Author Topic: Super Aguri Aution  (Read 3876 times)

Offline cosworth151

Super Aguri Aution
« on: July 09, 2008, 01:27:08 PM »
The end of the Super Aguri saga will come July 29th throug 31st. The Smith Hodgkinson firm will auction off the remaining assets of the team.;board=2.0

The Leafield shops will not be included in the sale. The former Arrows facility was leased from American DIY millionare John Menard. He is the founder/owner of the Menard's chain of big box DIY stores. He also is the father of IndyCar and NASCAR driver Paul Menard, and has long been involved in both series.

“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline romephius

Re: Super Aguri Aution
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2008, 01:34:51 PM »
A truly sad occassion.... I hope that all the super aguri fans can get in the Auction and buy a piece of history... one of the best loved little teams, with one of the best go-getter attitudes... let's see more like them lasting long enough to make their mark and not get speared by a manufacturer.


Offline John S

Re: Super Aguri Aution
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2008, 08:11:59 PM »
Rom you seem to be overlooking the fact that they owed their existence to Honda in the first place. I share in the regret we all feel over SA's demise but simple lack of funds caused it.
Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline cosworth151

Re: Super Aguri Aution
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008, 01:07:04 PM »
No one can doubt that, dollar for dollar (or should I say yen for yen), Super Aguri FAR out performed the Honda factory team. It also didn't sit well that Super Aguri was hugely popular in Japan, far outstripping both Honda and Toyota.

There are rumblings all over Japanese F1 sites that Honda actually helped block potential sponsors from SAF1 to prevent being embarrassed by the pluckly little squad again this year. It's a well know fact that Honda intervened to block several potential investors. Honda also pulled the strings to get SAF1 barred from theTurkish GP.

If Honda ws serious about success in F1, they would have done better to scrap the factory team and put theie resources behind Aguri-san and his team.
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline Neil.P

Re: Super Aguri Aution
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2008, 08:17:43 PM » I think that 2006 Super Aguri might make a good trackday car actually :DD


Offline Ian

Re: Super Aguri Aution
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2008, 08:21:25 PM »
I'll have it for my trackday on Aug 5th Neil, can you sort it mate.  :good:
An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

Offline Neil.P

Re: Super Aguri Aution
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2008, 08:27:19 PM »
Oh you've sorted a date, excellent. I'm sure we can sort it Ian, you keep 'em talking while I rifle the place for the keys :crazy: D'oh, they ain't got keys have they :fool:

Enjoy your day Ian.


Offline Ian

Re: Super Aguri Aution
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2008, 08:46:59 PM »
Cheers Neil, I'm sure I will.  :yahoo:
An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.


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