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10 Great Car Quotes

People in the auto industry have a certain attitude that we love. Rugged straight talk. Realistic. No BS. Matter of fact.

Here are ten great quotes from car people:


  1. To finish first, you must first finish. – Rick Mears
  2. Nobody remembers the guy who finished second but the guy who finished second. – Bobby Unser
  3. The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car, it’s the one who refuses to lose. – Dale Earnhardt
  4. You win some, you lose some, you wreck some. – Dale Ernhardt Sr.
  5. Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines. – Enzo Ferrari
  6. The client is not always right. – Enzo Ferrari
  7. If you think the last 4 words of the national anthem are gentlemen, start your engines, you might be a redneck. – Jeff Foxworthy.

  8. Need to tie some kerosene rags around his ankles so the ants don’t eat his candy #$@ - Dale Earnhardt speaking of Mark Martin.
  9. The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical. – F1 commentator Murray Walker.
  10. Turbochargers are for people who cant build engines. – Keith Duckworth
  11. Source:The 50 Greatest Automotive Quotes of all Time

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