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Startup: Shiny Side Up

I'm undecided about the "Car of the Future", but I'm firmly in support of the safety systems.

There are a few basic rules that underpin all forms of racing, from LeMons to LeMans. One of the most basic, as the title implies, is that of “Shiny Side Up”. While we may hold a certain nostalgia for the era when sex was safe and racing was dangerous, there is no argument that the invention of the safety roll cage has brought about an enormous improvement in the capabilities of race cars. With that level of safety underpinning modern race cars — and touring cars in particular — drivers are able to take far, far greater risks than they ever could rationally before, even with balls of depleted uranium.

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