Honda and the Andretti family have a lot to celebrate at the moment. Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay won the 2014 Indianapolis 500 in his Honda-powered car, and Marco Andretti, Mario's grandson, also managed to take the third step on the podium. Apparently, the victory is making them feel magnanimous because Honda and Mario Andretti are giving the chance to ride with him in a two-seat, open wheel car.

To promote the contest, they created the Honda Speed Patrol to ticket anyone going too slow. It's an interesting idea, and the chance to ride with Andretti would be the opportunity of a lifetime. Perhaps the biggest shock of the video, though, might be when you realize how short Mario is when you see him milling about in public. Scroll down to watch one of America's most respected racers cite people in Chicago for being too slow.


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      BYALTF
      • 6 Months Ago
      Having lived in Indy and spent some time at the track, all Indy drivers are short, very short. I don't think I saw one modern driver that look like more than 120 lbs. They all look petite even when compared women who shop in the petite section.
      Julio B
      • 6 Months Ago
      Sadly not many recognize Andretti. Funny video though, the faces are priceless.
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      anto needo
      • 6 Months Ago
      Great racing drivers( outside of NASCAR) are not known to be tall people. There are exceptions like Mark Webber for eg but they are few and faw between.
      carguy1701
      • 6 Months Ago
      The irony here is that Honda hasn't built anything that can be considered 'fast' for public consumption since the last US-market S2000 was built. Funny vid though.
        Aaron N
        • 6 Months Ago
        @carguy1701
        The Accord V6 Coupe with the 6MT ALL SH-AWD Type-S Acuras are plenty fast Oh but we should just go by your ignorant Honda hate every time you post it, right?
          carguy1701
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Aaron N
          >thinks an Accord V6 with a stick is fast Not a performance car. >SH-AWD Acuras Not Hondas.
          carguy1701
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Aaron N
          Also >irrational Honda hate I would really like to see where it is written that all car enthusiasts must like Honda, I really would. My family had some of their stuff back in the day (dad had an NSX and an DC2 GS-R hatch, and mom rocked a 2nd gen Legend for a while), but that was all long ago, and I do not feel any loyalty to them, and their current product lineup, Honda and Acura alike, does not interest me one bit. I do not understand why that is a hard concept for you to understand.
          carguy1701
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Aaron N
          My dad SOLD cars, and hasn't for a while. The NSX was back in the 90s, when he was CEO of a marketing consulting firm. Don't pretend to know my family history, because you don't (and Facebook isn't a reliable source either, as pops never uses it).
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          carguy1701
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Aaron N
          More like he hasn't updated it because he never uses it, but whatever helps you sleep at night.
        Aaron N
        • 6 Months Ago
        @carguy1701
        Did you really just say Acuras aren't Hondas? Are you completely and utterly mentally retarded? Just wondering.
          carguy1701
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Aaron N
          Not sold here as Hondas, so no, not for the purposes of this discussion. They're built by Honda, sure, but I can't walk into a Honda dealer and ask for a TL or TLX now, can I? Also >me being mentally retarded That's rich coming from the guy who doesn't understand why a limited slip diff is necessary in a hot hatch like the Focus ST AND who, by his own admission, has never driven anything with more than 200 bhp. Anyway, your entire argument boils down to 'stop not liking what I like'. And sadly, that doesn't fly. I'm not you and I will never be you. I will like what I like and dislike what I dislike as I jolly well please. And again, I would really like to know where it is written that a car enthusiast must like Honda.
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          carguy1701
          • 6 Months Ago
          Fine, the S2000 could be considered slow. I would think y'all would prefer I NOT say that.
        Aaron N
        • 6 Months Ago
        @carguy1701
        THEY'RE STILL HYUNDAIS, YOU IDIOT! Good god, you do as you always do by twisting the argument to make you look like the one is right when someone posts something that makes you look stupid.
          carguy1701
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Aaron N
          Not sure who you're talking to. I never mentioned Hyundai. Still, I don't consider them Hondas. They aren't sold as Honda anywhere else in the world, the platform is unique (though still FF). Anyway, as I said before, your arguments boil down to 'stop not liking what I like'. That's not happening, sir. I'm not you, I'm me, and I have my own set of likes and dislikes. If you can construct an argument as why I should like Honda products WITHOUT resorting to reliability, resale value, or anything of that nature (as well as avoiding the 'hurr its a Honda therefore its gold' argument that aaronm_mt subscribes to), I will consider it. Until then, I invite you to kindly 'deal with it'. Oh, and if you could find me some documentation where its written that every car enthusiast on this lump or rock must like Honda products, I'd appreciate that too.
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        carguy1701
        • 6 Months Ago
        >LOL at carguy1701 thinking his hand me down year 2000 rebadged Infiniti is a fast performance car better than anything from Honda. I don't recall ever saying that. What I DID say was that Honda hasn't sold a 'fast' car here since the last US-market S2000 was built, which is correct (the Accord coupe 6MT gets beaten in the 0-60 sprint by any late model Toyota Camry with the 3.5L V6, BTW). As for faster cars, I've driven the outgoing Lexus IS-F (mid 4 second 0-60) and the 2nd gen CTS-V (3.9 second 0-60 if memory serves). But hey, keep flailing your arms.
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          carguy1701
          • 6 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          Actually, he wasn't driving in the race. Think he was there as a test-driver/stand-in for one of the teams.
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        carguy1701
        • 6 Months Ago
        It's on Tuesdays.
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          @carguy1701
          Bro, I don't have a Camry, and I don't street race.
          carguy1701
          • 6 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          Also, do you realize how pathetic you sound: threatening to report me to the police simply because of me not liking Honda?
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        carguy1701
        • 6 Months Ago
        I was half-right. The F20C car had 0-60 in the high 4s http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-reviews/car-comparison-tests/sibling-rivalry---honda-s2000-vs-acura-nsx >0–60 mph 4.9 sec Respectable The F22C car though http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/honda-s2000-short-take-road-test >Zero to 60 mph: 5.4 sec Not that its bad, its just that its SLOWER than I thought it was. I find it very odd that you challenged me to post this, as it DOES make the car look bad (or more accurately, slow). How do you function, man? Do you just close your eyes hard enough and wish that something is to your liking?
          carguy1701
          • 6 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          You asked me to find where the S2K ran mid 4 second 0-60 times. I proved it hadn't (at least not in the hands of the buff books). I'm not following your 'logic' here, as I've proven it was slower than that. I would think that you, defender of all things Honda, would have been saying that I was RIGHT. Oh wait, I see now. Damn son, you have issues.
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        Justin Campanale
        • 6 Months Ago
        Apparently, carguy and I are the same person, huh? Then how do you explain this comment? http://www.autoblog.com/2014/06/04/2015-ford-transit-specifications-pricing-official/#aolc=BtMdMg
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          @Justin Campanale
          I have no clue who "smilz1105", Rob, yeppers etc are. And I'm not Nightflight either. This comment proves it. http://www.autoblog.com/2012/05/10/2012-volkswagen-golf-r-review-video/#aolc=BKRLbA
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