Jenson Buffoons

How do. I've been at Silverstone this weekend watching loud cars drive about for a 'Grand Pree' or something. Wasn't overly exciting, but I didn't have to pay for the experience (hehe!) so I'm not complaining. I did, however, spend a lot of the time baulking at the price of the food on sale at the event - one fuckwit had the cheek to try and charge me £7.50 for a cheeseburger that looked like it'd just been sat on by a certain Dr Banner, post anger-inducing incident. You'll be happy to hear that no exchange of currency took place, although a swift flash of the V sign did. On the bright side though, I happened to spot a bit of (slightly) DC related guff:


That's right folks, there was an 8-player Ferrari F355 Challenge trailer round the back of the Stowe corner grandstands...and people where actually queuing up for a go! If only the blinkered cretins had the sense to spend £20 on a Dreamcast and another couple of quid on a copy of F355, rather than £30 on a ridiculous Jenson Button baseball cap (that was no doubt made in Taiwan by a 6-year-old for about 14 pence), THEY'D NEVER HAVE TO QUEUE AGAIN!

Unless, of course, they were queuing for something other than a go on an F355 arcade machine...erm...

3 comments:

The GagaMan(n) said...

8 player set ups of the original Daytona USA are still popular enough to be readily available in what few arcades are left. They have one over in the Florida Disney Quest indoor park, and that always had queues when I visited. I've never seen a multi Ferrari set up like that before, awesome.

Oh and Schumacher's the Stig! :O

Baron Fang said...

Makes me nostalgic for the days when I would queue up for a go of the huge Virtua Racing 4 or 8 player set-ups back in the day. That game was such fun, I used to be so impressed with the graphics. Shame about the Saturn version! I wonder why Sega never did a sequal like they did with Daytona and Sega Rally.

fatherkrishna said...

This has inspired me to write a post on the Dreamcast 'shrine' that is the arcade at the bottom of the AMC cinema in Manc.

I took a shitload of photos for a post that I then became too lazy to make...

Might root them out... Good work TLC!