• Jun 14th 2010 at 5:39PM
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To quote Neil Finn's Crowded House on the subject of USF1, "Hey now, hey now, don't dream it's over." There's no need to dream, see – it really is all over. The aspiring racing outfit got rid of everything down to toasters and power strips in an auction held last week.

The pictured tub went for just under $8,000, which seems more than reasonable, but tales were told of souvenir hunters pushing up the prices of just about everything else – one forum member talked of a $400 printer going for $700. Hopefully the team principals made enough to reclaim their pride from the pawn shop.

[Source: AutoWeek]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I was so looking for to the USF1 team. :(
      • 5 Years Ago
      Back in December, I was looking to get a job there and thus went to visit the 'base of operations' in Charlotte. I was told that I should wait till about a few months and try applying in the summer, since they were still setting up their operations there.

      Sucks to know this is over now........Someone from Nascar should have pushed for it. I guess...
      Oh well...maybe in the future..
      • 5 Years Ago
      I heard a rumour the guys of USF1 are trying to buy one of the these "not so good" teams such as Sauber because of the existing structure.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I receive notices of auctions, mainly in the Southeast. USF1's autoclave was mentioned. That was the first confirmation I'd heard. Too bad, but why did they set such an ambitious schedule? Something fishy about that. I'd love to know who made and who lost money in that whole deal.

      @Gruv: F1 is cutting edge boring. It's setting new records for how dull a series can be. It's World-Leading lame.

      Yes, it's cutting-edge. Quit being cutting-edge elitist.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The platform the tub is sitting on came from Bay Cast, just 2 blocks from my parents house in beautyful Bay City Michigan......They also built the prototype PT Cruzer there, but dont hold that against them.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You gave up to easily Autoblog. You could have written this whole story with just Crowded House song titles... so many of them seem to fit. Don't Stop Now...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Aside from Ferrari, does any F1 team develop anywhere other than England? Last I checked 80% of F1's teams/parts/suppliers are based in Blighty.

      Even Mercedes has their setup in Brackley, England. How was USF1 ever going to compete when 80% of the expertise is in England, and the remaining most likely Italy?

      It's a small world for this "global" motorsport.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sauber are based in Switzerland.
        Toro Rosso are based (partly, I think) in Italy.
        Renault's engine operation is in France
        HRT (one of the new teams - Chandok/Senna) are based in Spain.

        Ex-team Toyota were based in Germany. Ditto BMW.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Still hate that they weren't successful. Mostly just b/c I wanted an F1 shop close to my house (about 3 miles) but I really did want to see them make it. Sad ending to an all too short story.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thing looks like a power boat
        • 5 Years Ago
        And a Civic looks like something better? Yeah sure ...in some kids dreams I suppose.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Stick to NASCAR yeee
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