Listen: JIM, Molson, Newman discussed on Raceline Radio
"You know, when they had the big split, and I'm actually going to mention that tonight, and my speech that everything looked like Newman gloom. But then you you've got those people out there the believed in IndyCar, and you know, they're coming through to lead in the product believe in it. Yeah. And as you know, I've been told before when you got a problem fixed problem, you know, and I think they have. And I think like this year we had record number of cars, and it looks like more for next year. That's amazing. And the car count is is coming back up. And that's that's very nice to see having done. So many of these does it get any easier. Does it get any harder? I mean, you work with people. You know, you know, how the puzzle down on the lakeshore goes together to erect the site. But after so many of them Jim does it get any easier to start any earlier has the thought process changed over the years in putting this whole race track together? Oh, it's changed quite a bit. And as far as getting easier. It doesn't really get easier. Because. You know, we used to have. Well, we sat in the lap luxury with two months to set it up and month to take down now down to four to six weeks to set it up, and you'd better be under there in the week or week and a half. And it makes sense because we are disrupting, you know, the cities that we go to so having a shorter time period. You find better ways to do it. More efficient ways to do how many days to erect it, and how many days to tear it down to different numbers. Which is always fascinating to me Toronto's about four to five weeks to set it up now and two weeks out of there, including lakeshore. So it's a lot quicker to tear it down than it is to set it up. Is there any particular reason for that just on the you know, the all the little details? You have to get into when you're setting up a racetrack. It takes time. And it takes a lot of time block is blocked. But when you start dealing with the fans putting fences in place and at the same time keeping the city or the landlord wherever you are going. Yeah. That that becomes a bit of. Trick. But then taking it out. It's just it's grab and go one of the things that's good about it is the city has been behind this pretty much in the beginning. You're gonna have your detractors. But you know, when you compare it to a city like Vancouver who aren't necessarily anti race. There were some merchants downtown that are, but that coursing to change. The course it's it's no longer with us. But the city for the most part Jim has been behind this event knows the importance of the event and having a downtown. And I think that's one of the reasons why I guess it's gone smoother than some people thought it might. Yeah. Absolutely. And the city has been a backer of the race. I mean, if you look at what's going on lately with other cities, try never as if the city is not behind you. Don't even try. Yeah. You hear rumors about the race moving somewhere else. Most port. I don't think it's the same event at all. If it ain't downtown, Jim. And I think you might agree with that. Oh, absolutely. And good friend of mine just walked in the door. And in the beginning at your friend twos. Since my friend too. In the beginning. That was the whole key with Molson's. It had be lakeshore boulevard. It had to be downtown. And I mean, that's that's part of the draw. Jim congratulations on your ducks in the Canadian motorsport hall of fame.."