Quotes from the Icons

There’s a portion of every enthusiast’s passion for automobiles that is attached to the icons.  This week, let’s read a selection of iconic quotes with some comedy to close. 

Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines. --Enzo Ferrari

(After losing to Ferrari in the ‘64 World SC Championship) Next year, Ferrari's ass is mine. --Carroll Shelby

[On Enzo Ferrari saying] ‘Lamborghini, you may be able to drive a tractor but you will never be able to handle a Ferrari properly.' This was the point when I finally decided to make a perfect car. --Ferruccio Lamborghini

Driving fast on the track does not scare me. What scares me is when I drive on the highway I get passed by some idiot who thinks he is Fangio. --Juan Manuel Fangio

If guys don't respect themselves, they don't respect other people. That's times and personalities -- and all of them are not that way -- but it don't take but one or two to screw up the whole crowd. --Richard Petty

I have no idols.  I admire work, dedication and competence. --Ayrton Senna

I'll apologize to them after they get me to the front! --Dale Earnhardt, Sr.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said ‘faster horses.’ --Henry Ford

The guys said, ‘Maybe this problem will go away.’ It didn't go away. It got worse. Nobody messes with me. --Shirley Muldowney

To close, click the link for 5 minutes of “My Father’s Car” by Bill Cosby. 

Posted on July 18, 2013 .