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Looks like Brooklyn, NY (old motto: "Don't make me crack your friggin' skull"; new motto: "Who's up for a ginger rub?") won't be hosting a Grand Prix any time soon. Our dahling sister site, Gawker, reports on how Paul Newman's effort to bring civilized racing to Mr. Kotter's stomping grounds has been thwarted by grass-protecting Federal hippies. Next stop, across the Verrazano Bridge to Staten Island (motto: "Don't ever come here") for possible Nascar action.

A Prix Grows Not in Brooklyn [Gawker]

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