Tijdloze quotes over auto’s

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We kennen allemaal de bekende quotes als "Horsepower sells cars, Torque wins races" (Carroll Shelby) en "Form follows function" (Dr. Ferdinand Porsche). Maar er is een hele waslijst met dit soort oneliners...

Via het forum van vwvortex.com vonden we de onderstaande quotes en bijbehorende personen. Mocht je aanvullingen hebben dan horen we ze graag!

– “Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines.” (Enzo Ferrari)

– “My God, they’ve done it to the other side too!” (Giorgetto Giugiaro toen hij de andere kant van de Triumph TR7 bekeek)

– “It looks like a dog doing a poo.” (Jeremy Clarkson over de Chrysler Crossfire)

– “If you can leave black marks on a straight from the time you exit a corner till the time you brake for the next turn, then you have enough horsepower.” (Mark Donohue)

– “Mister Bentley builds the fastest trucks in the world.” (Ettore Bugatti over concurrent Bentley, welke zware en snelle auto’s maakte)

– “I build cars to go, not to stop.” (Ettore Bugatti over de slechte kwaliteit van zijn remmen)

– “Motor racing in my day was very dangerous… and sex was safe” (Jackie Stewart)

– “Simplicate, then add lightness.” (Colin Chapman)

– “If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” (Mario Andretti)

– “I’m designing a concert hall for a 12 cylinder orchestra.” (de Belgische Luc Donckerwolke, Lamborghini Design)

– “If everything is under control you are just not driving fast enough.” (Stirling Moss)

– “There is no doubt about precisely when folks began racing each other in automobiles. It was the day they built the second automobile.” (Richard Petty)

– “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering – all the rest are merely games.” (Ernest Hemmingway)

– “You buy a Ferrari when you want to be somebody. You buy a Lamborghini when you are somebody.” (Frank Sinatra)

– “The quality goes on long after the price is forgotten.” (Rolls Royce)

– “Land speed record breaking is like warfare and seduction. Lots of hanging around followed by moments of intense activity.” (Richard Noble)

– “I need NOS!” (Paul Walker)

– “Difficult we can do, impossible will take a little longer” (Smokey Yunick)

– “I don’t think so, there’s no one at McLaren who can weld that badly.” (Gordon Murray, designer van de McLaren F1, over de gelijkenissen met de Ferrari F40)

– “I was doing fine till mid corner, then I ran out of talent and spun the car.” (Unknown)

– “Life itself is a race, marked by a start, and a finish. It is what we learn during the race, and how we apply it, that determines whether our participation has had particular value. If we learn from each success, and each failure, and improve ourselves through this process, then at the end, we have fulfilled our potential and performed well.” (Ferdinand Porsche)

– “Oversteer is when the passenger screams, understeer is when the driver screams.” (Unknown)

– “I spent 90% of my money on women, drink and fast cars. The rest I wasted.” (George Best)

– “If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.” (J.P. Morgan)

– “If its got turbo lag, you ain’t driving it right.” (Carroll Shelby)

– “Brakes only slow you down.” (Enzo Ferarri)

– “In the olden days I always got the impression that TVR built a car, put it on sale, and then found out how it handled. Usually when one of their customers wrote to the factory complaining about how dead he was.” (Jeremy Clarkson)

– “This is a Renault Espace, probably the best of the people carriers. Not that’s much to shout about. That’s like saying, “Ooh good, I’ve got Syphilis, the best of the sexually transmitted diseases.” (Jeremy Clarkson)

– “Telling people at a dinner party you drive a Nissan Almera is like telling them you’ve got the ebola virus and you’re about to sneeze.” (Jeremy Clarkson)

– “In many ways then this car is like herpes. Great fun catching it but not so much fun live with every day.” (Jeremy Clarkson over de Corvette Z06)

– “Very popular with murderers, these cars.” (Jeremy Clarkson over de Camaro)

– “The car is a piece of sh!t, but I can make it raceworthy.” (Niki Lauda tegen Enzo Ferrari, over de 312 F1 bolide)

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Weekends are for racing!
Je bent hoofdsponsor van de staatskas.
Veel JC? Beetje jammer.

“Form follows function” – (Dr. Ferdinand Porsche) weet ik niet zo zeker, is eigenlijk het hele Bauhaus principe uit die tijd. Zie ook:

(… however, the American architect Louis Sullivan who coined the phrase, in 1896, in his article «The tall office building artistically considered». Here Sullivan actually said ‘form ever follows function’, but the simpler (and less emphatic) phrase is the one usually remembered.)
En waar is “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black” van Henry Ford?
@Larick & JPM: thanks, die van Henry Ford had erbij gemoeten inderdaad!
De allergrootste en waarschijnlijk de allerbelangrijkste uitspraak staat er niet bij.

“You can have any color as long as it’s black” (Henry Ford)
Form follows function is volgens mij van Mies van der Rohe, evenals Less is more.
@JPM: Mies van de Rohe is wel een bekende uit de Bauhaus-tijd en hij is er ook naar school geweest maar de oorspronkelijke tekst is in 1896 opgeschreven door een Amerikaanse architect Louis Sullivan. Mies van de Rohe was toen 10.

‘A Lamborghini day? That’s more subtle’ Alfred Pennyworth
Jeremy staat er wel n hoop in hee:P

En er staat een dubbele (tenminste, ongeveer tzelfde) in..
wie was er nou eerder?:P
I’m designing a concert hall for a 12 cylinder orchestra.

Die sprak mij aan :D
Geweldig artikel!
“I drive Ferrari so I can be the first at a party, party the longest and then drive home and be there first” (een of andere rockster)
“never win a changing team?”
“Convertibles are for American playboys” Enzo Ferrari
Er zitten er zeer goede bij !!! Een paar om te onthouden.
“win on sunday, sell on monday” H. Ford.

Dacht dat deze uitspraak van Enzo Ferrari was.

If your not sliding your not trying.

niet helemaal on topic, maar weet je waarom een Rolls Royce nooit harder dan 120 km/u rijdt? Anders waait de open haard uit.
“There is no such thing as a substitute for qubic inches”
“Lamborghini, you may be able to drive a tractor, but you will never be able to handle a Ferrari properly” Enzo Ferrari tegen Ferruccio Lamborghini.
““Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines.” (Enzo Ferrari)”

Eat that huidig Ferrari-management!
hehe Jeremy spant de kroon wel :-D
“En opeens was er een boom aan het einde van de bocht”(verklaring van een anonieme boomknuffelaar aan de Officier van Justitie om zo weg te komen met een boete van €200,- (met succes!!!)) :D
Teveel quotes zijn slecht voor je gezondheid.
“Success is 99 percent failure” Soichiro Honda
“Als ik in een Mercedes wil rijden dan bel ik wel een taxi”
@bmw-e30-7bh: Is dat van diezelfde persoon die zei: “Als ik een BMW wil zien, ga ik wel naar Borgerokko?”
Henry Ford zei ooit: “Every time I see an Alfa Romeo pass by , I lift my hat.”
“If everything is under control you are just not driving fast enough.” (Stirling Moss)==> Ik dacht dat deze van Mario Andretti kwam?
There’s no replacement for displacement?
-edit: zal me leren van onderen naar boven lezen-
I’d reather push a Chevy then drive a Toyota
There’s no replacement for displacement
4Liters or I’m walking
“Cant drift it, then why buy it”
Henry Ford: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse”. Waarmee de aftrap werd gegeven voor het tijdperk van de automobiel.
@dekster: prachtig shirt haha

“Motor racing in my day was very dangerous… and sex was safe” (Jackie Stewart) Helemaal waar!!
@dekster .. “i tip my hat” ipv “i lift my hat” ..
en terecht in de betreffende tijd ..

car-driving is like having sex .. every man thinks he,s good at it (Jay Leno) ..

btw .. de quotes van H.Ford kan je 10 topics mee vullen ..
dus dat zal volgende week wel komen .. toch ??
Deze is zeker van Stirling Moss: “There are two things no man will admit he cannot do well: drive and make love.”

En natuurlijk ook over een auto:
“Dude, where’s my car?” – Chester :P
– “I was doing fine till mid corner, then I ran out of talent and spun the car.” (Unknown)

Deze quote is van Richard Hammond, in de episode waarin hij in een Renault F1 rijdt.
“Liever een ster in m`n ruit dan op m`n motorkap” ?
“De daders vluchtten in een voertuigkleurige auto” Bomma Backeljau
This is not where i parked my car (Eurotrip)
take a picture of my grill because you’ll only see my rear
I live my life one quartermile at the time (Torque)
MOPAR or no car
“It doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile… winning is winning” (vin diesel) vind ik persoonlijk ook mooi gezegd
“Hee, die van jou kan lekker hard he!!” Van ’t Hek tegen een Porsche-rijder die naast hem in de file staat.
“Everytime I see an Alfa Romeo, I tip my hat” – Henry Ford
Dude, where is my car?
lol @ RenisisHP hoe kan die ontbreken :-D
I Need NOS, is volgens mij niet van Vin Diesel maar van Paul Walker. Hij zegt dat nadat hij er achter komt dat zijn eclipse niet hard genoeg loop in de openingsscène
Je zou een heel artikel kunnen maken met jeremy clarksons meest humoristische quotes (ideetje, autoblog?) Die man is echt een meester in tongue-in-cheek humor
“Best snel zo’n XKR…maar niet snel genoeg.” Yvo Tuk
de mooiste van jeremy clarkson :

It really is a hard job and I’m not just saying that to gain favour with truck drivers. You’ve got to change gear, change gear, change gear, check mirror… murder a prostitute. Change gear, change gear, murder. That’s a lot of effort in a day.
Turbolag, the 2 seconds the other driver thinks he has a chance.
Ik vind het niet zo erg dat Jeremy Clarkson er vaak in staat, geniale uitspraken heeft die man!
“Een auto moet zo groot mogelijk zijn, ik moet er doorheen kunnen lopen…”

En die is van een kennis van me toen iemand zijn M3 cabrio aan hem liet zien en hij echt niet onder de indruk was( Rijdt zelf 760il)
Boost, the Nr.1 replacement for displacement
Deze vind ik heel goed: We don’t sell cars, we sell a dream!(Luca Cordero di Montezemole(Ferrari))
Orazio Satta Puliga: “Alfa Romeo is a unique way of living and feeling a car. There is no definition that explains what Alfa Romeo really is. You can compare it with those irrational emotions, that sometimes have a human spirit, for which it is impossible to find a logical explanation. We are in the domain of feelings, passion, of things that are closer to a man’s heart than his brain”.
The coolwall is invented for cars like the Mustang GT (Richard Hammond) Super cool voor de grappenmakers onder jullie.
Bij deze auto(Mustang GT 2005+) vergeleken is de bmw 135i echt een mietjes auto.En het is leuk om juist in deze auto te stappen op een volle parkeerplaats. Zou ik me storen aan zoveel plastic in dit interieur als ik deze auto (Mustang GT)gekocht zou hebben…. NEE (3x Wouter) :)
Haha, prachtige uitspraken!
the Willys Jeep is the only real american sports car! (Enzo Ferrari)
“Racing is life, everything in between is just waiting” Steve McQueen
de quote’s van topgear zijn leuk in hun shows maar daarnaast erg lame.
“Alfa Romeo makes cars the best they can be, briefly”
– Jeremy Clarkson
Colin Mcrea mag ook niet ontbreken.
“When in doubt…Flat out” -Colin McRae
‘Geld moet rollen, het liefst op 4 wielen’
“Horsepower sells cars, Torque wins races”

Had die vent gezopen ofzo, wat een lulkoek. :D
Laat ik eens alle quotes die al gezegd zijn nog 2x zeggen.

Lezen we elkaars berichten niet meer hier?
“I spent 90% of my money on women, drink and fast cars. The rest I wasted.”

Schitterende quote :)
“Any car which holds together for a whole race is too heavy”
Colin Chapman

“The client is not always right”
Enzo Ferrari

“I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself”
Ferdinand Porsche

“Nothing is too beautiful, nothing is too expensive”
Ettore Bugatti

* “I drift not because it is a quicker way around a corner, but the most exciting way.”

* “Speed isnt everything, you gotta look cool on the touge too.”

* “This is fun! I wish that Toyota could make cars like this again!” (on the Toyota AE86)

* “カウンターステアが遅いんだな? (Countersteer is late, huh?)” (from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, subbed as “You call that drifting?”)

* “Men with guts attack those corners!”

* “The Most Important thing is Balance.” (Tsuchiya says this word in every drift action)

* “There’s tension on the track, now you see how hard it is. You may be fastest on the street, but unless you know the track, you’re not good enough to sit behind the wheel.” (Tsuchiya speaking to Shikiba, subtitled portion, Shuto Kusokou Trials MAX)

* “I’m afraid if I raced you on the street, I’d push you to your death.” (Tsuchiya speaks to Takahiro Yamanaka, subtitled portion, Shuto Kusokou Trials 2)

* “What is power without control?”

* “It’s so fast it will make a dead man scream” (Tsuchiya describing the performance of the Mines R34 Skyline)

* “This is a Cefiro!” (Tsuchiya negatively describing the performance of the V35 Skyline)
‘And… six beverage cup holders!’ (hiermee sluit John Cleese als R in Bond-film ‘The World Is Not Enough’ de lange lijst gadgets van de BMW Z8 af)
Drive it like you stole it?
Hahahaha, ik moest hardop lachen toen “I NEED NOS !!!1!” voorbijkwam
de klassieker vergeten: vrouw aan het stuur, bloed aan de muur
I NEED NOS is trouwens van Paul Walker
@bennyb: ik twijfelde al;) Heb het inmiddels aangepast!
The Honda Spirit
I could not understand how it could move under its own power. And when it had driven past me, without even thinking why I found myself chasing it down the road, as hard as I could run.
Soichiro Honda

If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get people better than you are. Always remember that you often find outstanding people among those you don’t particularly like.
Soichiro Honda

Success is 99 percent failure.
Soichiro Honda

Success represents the 1% of your work which results from the 99% that is called failure.
Soichiro Honda

The value of life can be measured by how many times your soul has been deeply stirred.
Soichiro Honda

There is a Japanese proverb that literally goes ‘Raise the sail with your stronger hand,’ meaning you must go after the opportunities that arise in life that you are best equipped to do.
Soichiro Honda
The Honda Spirit
And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.
Ayrton Senna

And suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension.
Ayrton Senna

Because in a split second, it’s gone.
Ayrton Senna

Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.
Ayrton Senna

Fear is exciting for me.
Ayrton Senna

I continuously go further and further learning about my own limitations, my body limitation, psychological limitations. It’s a way of life for me.
Ayrton Senna

I don’t know driving in another way which isn’t risky. Each one has to improve himself. Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than other’s.
Ayrton Senna

I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.
Ayrton Senna

I was already on pole, then by half a second and then one second and I just kept going. Suddenly I was nearly two seconds faster than anybody else, including my team mate with the same car.
Ayrton Senna

If you have God on your side, everything becomes clear.
Ayrton Senna

It was like I was in a tunnel. Not only the tunnel under the hotel but the whole circuit was a tunnel. I was just going and going, more and more and more and more. I was way over the limit but still able to find even more.
Ayrton Senna

It’s going to be a season with lots of accidents, and I’ll risk saying that we’ll be lucky if something really serious doesn’t happen.
Ayrton Senna

Money is a strange business. People who haven’t got it aim it strongly. People who have are full of troubles.
Ayrton Senna

My biggest error? Something that is to happen yet.
Ayrton Senna

Of course there are moments that you wonder how long you should be doing it because there are other aspects which are not nice, of this lifestyle. But I just love winning.
Ayrton Senna

On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit.
Ayrton Senna

Racing, competing, it’s in my blood. It’s part of me, it’s part of my life; I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else.
Ayrton Senna

The danger sensation is exciting. The challenge is to find new dangers.
Ayrton Senna

Then suddenly something just kicked me. I kind of woke up and realised that I was in a different atmosphere than you normally are. My immediate reaction was to back off, slow down.
Ayrton Senna

There are no small accidents on this circuit.
Ayrton Senna
The Honda Spirit
These things bring you to reality as to how fragile you are; at the same moment you are doing something that nobody else is able to do. The same moment that you are seen as the best, the fastest and somebody that cannot be touched, you are enormously fragile.
Ayrton Senna

Wealthy men can’t live in an island that is encircled by poverty. We all breathe the same air. We must give a chance to everyone, at least a basic chance.
Ayrton Senna

When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win, second or third place is not enough.
Ayrton Senna

Winning is the most important. Everything is consequence of that.
Ayrton Senna

Women – always in trouble with them, but can’t live without them.
Ayrton Senna

You must take the compromise to win, or else nothing. That means: you race or you do not.
Ayrton Senna

You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.
Ayrton Senna
ALAIN PROST: ‘Gelukkig kon Ayron Senna beter praten dan racen’!!

Als je net zo goed parkeert, als je sex hebt, krijg je um er nooit in ! :)

– “I spent 90% of my money on women, drink and fast cars. The rest I wasted.” (George Best) <– die is ook goed :D
@ Svenska_Aeroplan_AB,pppfffffffffffff
Senna eeft toch wel een heeeeel knappe wagen helpen in1 steken namelijk de “NSX” de papa van alle honda’s.
Had ik maar gng geld….

@ The Honda Spirit,Ilove honda too…
t’word een obsessie vrees ik!!
En die van Tommie Cruise dan: I feel the need… the need for speed. Beetje cheesy, maar toch.
Die meneer Honda is me er eentje, mooie quotes! Thanks @ Honda Spirit.
Success is 99 percent failure – Soichiro Honda
Gordon Murray op de vraag waar de typeaanduiding F1 voor de McLaren F1 vandaan komt: “Omdat hij 39 keer beter is dan de (Ferrari) F40.”
@Markus: 39 keer beter dan de F40. Fantastisch!

Hoe slecht moet die Ferrari F50 wel niet zijn ;)


Heel moeilijk. ;)
Gank (snelheid) is alles, remmen is angst
– “In the olden days I always got the impression that TVR built a car, put it on sale, and then found out how it handled. Usually when one of their customers wrote to the factory complaining about how dead he was.” (Jeremy Clarkson)

hahahahah. fucking king!
Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines.” (Enzo Ferrari)
En daarmee bewijst hij wat een ***** hij is.

Time is of the essence and I don’t have much essence left (Graham Hill)
Jeremy Clarckson heeft erg grappige zinnen gezegd, maar bij legendarische quotes over auto’s horen ze niet echt thuis. Kijk dan maar hier. De pagina van Jeremy zelf lijkt verwijderd te zijn van wikiquote, vreemd genoeg.
Clarckson? Waarom doe ik dat toch altijd? Het is natuurlijk gewoon Clarkson.
Heerlijke column ;)
Van een of andere muscle car fanboy: ‘I bet you like taking your 1,6 litres of Honda to the stores to get 2 litres of coke don’t you?’
Oversteer: You are driving along a road and turn the steering wheel. The back of the car starts to slide, you go off the road, crash into a tree and die: with oversteer, you do not see the tree that kills you

(Jeremy Clarckson)
Toch wel een tijdloze quote over een auto heen…

“maar buurman wat doet u nu?” Kees Flodder (1986)

@Rick dos: hoe kon ik die vergeten! :D
Uit het begin van Cannonball
“First rule of Italian driving: What’s behind me is not important!”, terwijl Franco Bertollini zijn spiegel eraf trapt.
Die van frank sinatra vind ik heel sterk en de van jc over de tvr het grappigst!!
deze vind ik ook wel goe

when the French and the Italians get together and cook, the results are wonderful, but when they come together to build a car, “Run. Run for your life.”

Jeremy Clarkson over de citroen SM
Henk Jan van Kulenstein
Enzo Ferrari heeft ooit een uitspraak gedaan over electronica in een auto. Ik heb die uitspraak al eens eerder op autoblog zien staan, maar heb m nooit terug gevonden.
Het ging erover dat hij geen electronische systemen als abs en tc in zijn auto’s wilde en als de bestuurder het gas intrapte ”he will shit hit pants”
Ik heb al flink gezocht, maar heb m nergens kunnen vinden.
Misschien dat een van jullie het geheugen van een olifant heeft of die uitspraak toevallig nog kent?
Objects in mirror appear to be losing.


Oh lord, wont you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?
My friends all drive porsches, I must make amends.
“Scheiss an die Weiber, Opel fahren ist doch geiler.”

Ergens gelezen op een t-shirt. Komt ook wel voor met BMW ipv. Opel.

“Fuck you, I drive a Dodge.” Ook afkomstig van een t-shirt.
(Ik dacht) Colin McRae over de Subaru Impreza:

“If you can’t drive this car fast, you can’t drive fast.”

Walter Rohrl over Audi Quattro: “A monkey could win driving this car”
If in doubt, flat out

Collin Mcrae
“It really is a hard job and I’m not just saying that to gain favour with truck drivers. You’ve got to change gear, change gear, change gear, check mirror… murder a prostitute. Change gear, change gear, murder. That’s a lot of effort in a day.”
Jeremy Clarkson

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