demonhorse, on Oct 5 2005, 01:30 PM, said:
Tracy and Kanaan? cool
Was he in a Team KOOL Green car when you had your name on it Funkejay? (thats last team I remember him being in, at the time I think his teammate was Dario Franchitti, but it was a while ago, just after Montoya jumped to F1 I think) Quite a thing to be proud of.
Don't get me wrong demonhorse, I shared the space with about 1200 other names, it wasn't mine alone, but all the same, it's not everyone who's had their name on a championship winning car in a major open wheel series.
It was actually the Players' Forsythe team at the time, and Players sponsored it as a way to thank all the Canadian fans who supported them for all the years they were involved in CART. I don't know if you remember it or not, but Villeneuve also drove for Players' while he was in CART.
Anyway, in 2003 Canadian tobacco sponsorship legislation meant that cigarette companies were no longer allowed to sponsor sporting events or teams, effectively forcing Players out of the series, and they wanted to do something to recognize the fans before they left.
No matter what - it was really cool, and I'm thrilled that I now have a model of the car to prove that my name was carried on his car.
I've attached a pic of the car below, along with a pic of the model (with my name circled - bottom right corner of the pic)....
Edited by funkejay, 06 October 2005 - 12:02 AM.