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posted February 09, 2004 07:13 PM           
The woman and i are debating whether or not a race car is a investment or......... a just a waste of time and money as she calls it. I would like to think they are a investment(s). Just curious as to your comments.

posted February 09, 2004 07:24 PM

Well, I will tell you this. The quickest way to become a millionaire...start out with 2 million and buy a racecar...hhhmmm.

posted February 09, 2004 07:33 PM           
i told her that i could out be out bar hopping and skirt chasin but i choose to put my money into something that could pay back a little cant make money with the car but i could be doing far more worse things with my life i dont drink nor do i smoke or do drugs of any kind so this is what i have so in my mind im not blowing any money but investing it. she says iim full of it and say its still a waste of is the oldest argument i believe between women and men with cars....i just wanted to get more opions of this

posted February 09, 2004 07:40 PM
I f you want to make it work with the wife make sure you make her feel like she's included and part of that car if you get one. My girlfriend would rather go to the races during the summer than go to dinner, but I'm just lucky. Anyways start with letting her pick the colors, the numbers and so on. Just make her feel included and that she is a big part of the operation! It might sound stupid but it works, a buddy of mine did it and it worked for him.

Ego Racing
posted February 09, 2004 07:57 PM
Spend $150 and get her a fire suit and let her take the car out in practice. I spoke with the track and they let my girl out by herself (for the safty of everyone else... HA) she had a blast, 3 months later we had a second racecar.
Before that it was just griping about how much money and time the car took, now she will work on the car to midnight and work overtime at work to pay for it.
I think she is as addicted as we are.

posted February 09, 2004 08:03 PM
Im kinda quoting someone else but ....If anyone ever questions what you do with all your money ,just tell them 3/4 of it you invest in the race car and the rest you just waste !

posted February 09, 2004 08:38 PM
I think it is all on how you put a price on your fun? I've seen many people dump $50,000 on a fishing unit..........and then tell me that racing is a money hole.
Like the others have said the key is to get her involved and make her feel she's part of the team.

posted February 10, 2004 05:49 AM
It's a waste of money........

A make-up kit to help her not be soooo ugly

kids first birthday cake...all they do is play in it and make a mess

New dress she bought for a friends wedding

a wedding dress, worn once then put in attic

wedding rings, they only tear off your finger in the shop.

New deck on back of house....... takes away from building a bigger garage.

is racing a investment?? NO, a investment will grow if properly done. I call it disposable income.......I CHOSE TO DIPSOSE OF THIS CASH ON A RACE CAR. You can use diposable income on anything you wish... boat, trip to Disney, cruise the ocean, snowmobile, kids go-karts, kids piano teacher,

Diposable income is the REASON we all work, so we can take the EXTRA money and buy things we enjoy. Sounds like your wife would rather take a trip once a year rather then go to the track every week all summer.

posted February 10, 2004 12:02 PM
on the same note
flowers and plants
new tile for the bathroom, when the floor was just fine.
new flooring for the kitchen, dining room, when the floor was just fine. (they were all done in 98).
engagement rings, jesus who's idea was this, what a load of ****. what happened to the brides father offering a bounty to take her hand in marriage? i want my pig, cow, sheep, whatever. why the **** should i have to give up $1500 of my race car to buy a rediculously small piece of jewellery. dont get me wrong, my girlfriend is priceless, and is worth way more to me, but that ring isnt worth the spit to polish it.

posted February 10, 2004 12:07 PM
oh ya, to answer the original question, if she dont like racin, she most likely never will. she is doing it to spite you. its the old you are spending money, and its not on me syndrome. sounds like she is the "fun police".
putting her in a car may be the only answer.
my girlfriend actually was involved with racing before i met her. she ocasionally gets to run a ladies race, but is not a diehard. she understands racing is not a part of my life, it is my life, and she has to share. guess which i think i could live without?

posted February 10, 2004 01:02 PM           
I know she knows i like racing i just dont see it as a waste of money when i could be out getting drunk drinking my money away, or goin to the strip club and giving my money away. my racing could and has already opened new doors for me so in that view i look at racing as a investment....u coild always "invest" money in the stock market also with no promise of a return but in racing if u manage yer team right it could lead to bigger things for each and all of us. I had a old fellow friend of mine tell me that ............"the measurment of success starts with the depth of desire"

posted February 10, 2004 01:08 PM           
I think im going to have to put her in the car!!!! she says that racing is nothing more then a meeting place for the intellgent handicapped as she puts it. She say racers are not the most intelligent guys around. But then i explain to her the amount of menatl prep that goes into the team and how you have to manage your team like a small business. she say im just full of it!!!!!!!!!!!
She is very niave and ignorant......this racing idea wouldnt be a "waste of time and money " if i was to go to batesville arkansas and win the 100,000.00 to win race now would it.