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Best Indy Rumor So Far: Sidecars Join The Show in '15
by seymore and shane staff
Thursday, August 07, 2014

We're on the ground "in the polis" for the Indy GP, and have scarcely even left the parking lot at Longs Donuts and we've already heard a whopper of a rumor about the 2015 Indy MotoGP race.

That 'just wow' rumor is that sidecars will be joining the event next year.

Early Laguna GPs had the sidecar class on the support ticket. We remember the Laguna fans--at least those who like three-wheeled cars (they're not motorcycles) loved the sidecars. We have never pushed through our ambivalence of the machines.

In the mid-1980s a Swedish documentary crew did a short film on the brutal and savage nature of some sidecar racers. The sidecar racers in the film were bullies, wielded pipe wrenches, and additionally, wore woefully inadequate helmets.

Update: the documentary is actually a music video for the '80s song Take On Me

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