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JV opens racing school near Montreal

by Dan Reitman Posted in Automotive, Sports

Great news for all aspiring wheel jockeys (and owners of Puma Speedcat racing sneakers and bulk quantities of “wet look” hair product) in La Belle Province: Jacques Villeneuve is opening a new racing school near, of all places, Mirabel Airport – also known as the Jacques Villeneuve of international airports. It’s sadly poetic: for those who aren’t familiar with Mirabel, it was once a promising 1970’s government project, on which high hopes were placed for it to become a highly-regarded, state-of-the-art international hub (remember those ridiculous stilt buses? Who thought those were a good idea??), putting Montreal on the map. Now, 30 years later, Mirabel rests in the airport bush leagues, serving as an airport for charter and cargo flights and, now, JV’s early-retirement project. How the mighty have fallen.

I’m looking forward to dropping in on one of JV’s “how to make excuses in a post-race interview” seminars – those things always sell out. Also, does this mean he will delay the release of his double-live album? I hope not.

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  1. 3 Responses to “JV opens racing school near Montreal”

  2. By Dubby on May 5, 2009

    I am a race fan, was never a JV fan, and think this is one of the best-written assessments of the situation I’ve found online since, well, since the announcement. Well done, Dan R.

  3. By Dan R on May 5, 2009

    Thanks Dubby. Same here: i like auto racing but dislike the JV. What’s worse is that Montrealers seem to adore him and therefore empower him to push the douche envelope. Why coulnd’t it have stopped at New Town??

  4. By Noah on May 6, 2009

    Wow that is horrible horrible music:

    This is even beyond Scarlet Jo.

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