Wow... you know Mario Andretti personally! I met him at the LA autoshow a couple of years ago. Got his autograph, he seemed like a pretty cool guy. I wish I could have talked more with him. How do you know him on a personal level? If you don't mind me asking...LITEW8CRAZY said:I have a 1:18 scale model of the '72 Emmerson Fitapaldi car from when I was a kid!
Also, I know Mario Andretti personally. He has a soft spot in his heart for Lotus. He had an Esprit back in the late seventies. Michael would "cruise" in the Lotus around the high school before school started. He would then go park it in the garage and walk across the street to school.
I wish I had my car. I'd love to see how Mario likes the Elise. He's had Lamborghini's for a while now. He also has a Z06 and an S-class.
Thanks, yeah, I remember that crazy crash... I guess life or God was trying to tell him to stop or take it easy. He was very lucky. He is truly the greatest though. He comes to the LA autoshow every year, I hope to see him again next year. He seemed soo down to earth.LITEW8CRAZY said:Little Bastard
Don't mind at all.
I know his brother-in-law Larry very well. He runs Andretti Enterprises. They are located in Nazareth, PA where Mario moved from Italy as a child. Mario is great to talk to. He likes to joke around alot and have fun. If he could drive (physically) he'd still be driving. Remember when he was doing "testing" for Mike at Indy two years ago? If he wouldn't have had the accident, he would have driven in the race for sure.