Even At 73 Years Old, Mario Andretti Is Way Cooler Than You

If you ask someone who doesn't like motorsports to name a racing driver, there is a good chance they'll only know a few names. One of those names will almost definitely be Mario Andretti, arguably America's greatest ever racer. And today is Mario's 73rd birthday. Here is what makes him far cooler than any of you… » 2/28/13 12:13pm 2/28/13 12:13pm

Clarification: Andretti PR Flim-Flam

Last week we recounted one Jalopniker's experience on a PR event featuring the legend and racing-family patriarch Mario Andretti. While the events were conveyed as experienced, we inadvertently assigned responsibility for the over-promised agenda to Mr. Andretti's racing school. Lest it seem we were throwing Sir Mario… » 11/05/07 1:30pm 11/05/07 1:30pm

Mario Andretti and a PR Flim-Flam at Las Vegas Speedway

For weeks since we received the invitation, we'd been looking forward to riding along on a few hot laps with Mario Andretti at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It was part of a promotion for the Mario Andretti racing school, coinciding with this year's SEMA show. Unfortunately, like a comped buffet, it wasn't all it was… » 11/02/07 12:15pm 11/02/07 12:15pm

We've Got a New Commendatore: Andretti to Receive Honor

As much respect as we have for Mario Andretti, he'll always be "Mario" and not "Il Commendatore." Enzo owns the recognition from the Italian government. Nevertheless, they're still handing out Commendatore della Repubblica Italiana-ships, and the 66-year-old auto-racing legend is up for one, to be presented by… » 10/18/06 4:00pm 10/18/06 4:00pm

Now One Without the Sunglasses: Mario Andretti at the 2006 Bullrun…

Racing legend, Mario "if you feel like you've got everything under control, you're not going fast enough" Andretti captured the attention of all the Very Important Media personnel swarming the kickoff this morning of the 2006 Bullrun in New York's Times Square. Since we're using official Fisher Price video equipment,… » 7/22/06 11:27pm 7/22/06 11:27pm