March 04, 2004

Murray Walker quotes.: The famous motor racing commentator's best quotes over the years.

posted by salmacis to other at 09:35 AM - 4 comments

These are very funny quotes - I've been reading them off and on all day. Thanks salmacis.

posted by vito90 at 04:01 PM on March 04

We had Murray Walker in New Zealand for the most recent Dunlop Targa, riding as navigator to former Formula One driver Chris Amon. His enthusiasm for motor sport, as the page notes, is palpable and his effusive nature is probably responsible for most of his Murrayisms.

posted by rodgerd at 10:49 PM on March 05

Chris Amon? Bloody hell, he must be old, he's in Grand Prix Legends!

posted by salmacis at 12:12 PM on March 06

Actually, he was born in 1943, so he's only 60. He spent most of the 80s and 90s doing work in New Zealand for Toyota, helping them improve the suspension setups and handling on their cars. He's the only survivor of the New Zealand F1 racers; McLaren died in one of his cars in the 70s (and most New Zealanders are, sadly, unaware that McLaren the racing outfit started out with a Kiwi); Dennis Hulme died in the 90s behind the wheel, suffering a heart attack during a race at Bathhurst.

posted by rodgerd at 01:39 PM on March 06

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