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The Ten Dumbest Things Said By Car People

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We all say stupid things, but these ten from the automotive industry can outquote your racist grandpa any day.

10.) Caroll Shelby: 'Just Put It In!'

Dumb but hilarious.

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9.) Ettore Bugatti: '"I make my cars to go, not to stop.'


This is what he said after somebody questioned him about his useless cable operated drum brakes. Right. Turns out Ettore Bugatti and Colin Chapman had more in common than we thought.

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8.) Dan Akerson: 'I'm not a car guy'


For some, that's fine, for others, it isn't, but it's better not to advertise it.

We also know that 'General Motors is not in the business of making cars. It is in the business of making money.'

Oh wait, there's new GM!


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7.) Lewis Hamilton: 'Cause I'm black'

Yes, it was a joke, I get it. Still a bad one. In general you should not quote Ali G unless you're willing to do the full accent and hand gestures.


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6.) Johan de Nysschen: '[EVs] are for the intellectual elite who want to show what enlightened souls they are.'


Hackenberg is back, de Nysschen out, maybe he'll have better luck with Infiniti.


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5.) Dany Bahar: 'This is not just about the cars, it's about the complete remake of the brand.'


When you talk about Lotus, it should be all about the cars.

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4.) Enzo Ferrari: 'Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines.'


Then came the 250 Breadvan...


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3.) Jim Farley: 'Fuck GM!'


Well, this is how teenagers handle their conflicts.

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2.) Bernie Ecclestone: '"You know, I've got one of these wonderful ideas that women should all be dressed in white like all the other domestic appliances."


Bernie also has great ideas about racism.

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1.) Henry Ford: 'Jews are...'


No wonder the chosen people are choosing Camaros!

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