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02-14-03, 09:43 PM
What's a Helio? (

Helio Castro Neves the three-named "Brazilianaire" and one-time symbol of everything wrong with open wheel racing in America, is now the hero of Gomers from both North and South.

02-14-03, 10:15 PM
It was a brilliantly instinctive move by a brilliant race car driver.

Forget Fangio, forget Moss, forget Schumacher. They've got a Helio.

:shakehead :gomer:

02-14-03, 10:19 PM
You just don't know what Helio means.

02-15-03, 12:53 AM
I thought he was a nameless faceless Brazilian MARF's* couldn't relate to.

*MARF-Mainstream American Race Fan

02-15-03, 01:20 AM
Well yeah - but now that he won the IRL500 a lot of people in Marion county can pronounce his name wrong.

02-15-03, 05:19 AM
Originally posted by Hink
You just don't know what Helio means.

Well, according to some Brazillicans I met on 46th St., a
HELIO is an effeminate race car driver.


02-15-03, 07:48 AM

02-15-03, 10:32 AM
In Brock Yates latest "Notes from the Margin" it is clear that he has learned to pronounce Castroneves and no longer thinks of him as a jabbering fence climbing simian.


He does seem overly concerned, though, that fans won't relate to fast guys from foriegn countries the way they do to fast guys from Miami. ;)