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    Quote Originally Posted by Callaghan View Post
    I wonder if the Air Races could bring Red Bull on as a sponsor now that they don't have a competing event. Not to mention the potential for getting additional racers from the Red Bull collection.
    Would be pretty cool, if anything it would be nice for them to sponsor a class. Unlimiteds would be cool if they had a plane or two of theirs race, Sport seems like the more reasonable choice. Wouldn't spend all their funds putting on the event, but would still get recognized as a sponsor. Might just be too small for them to do that. I don't believe RARA and Red Bull really have a relationship anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Callaghan View Post
    I wonder if the Air Races could bring Red Bull on as a sponsor now that they don't have a competing event. Not to mention the potential for getting additional racers from the Red Bull collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Race5 View Post
    I think the problem started when they lost their TV coverage. The races were nothing more than an advertisement for the Red Bull brand. Along with declining numbers of people showing up for the races live, they weren't getting enough views to make it a worthwhile marketing avenue.


    Everything Red Bull does is an advertisement for the Red Bull name. They dont make that drink. They are a marketing company.

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    I understand the 'gee, wouldn't it be great...' dreaming, but it seems like a lot of people out there don't understand how Red Bull and their 'sponsorship/marketing' work. As one who spent a couple years courting them on the hydroplane side of the world for sponsorship, they are not even close, not the least bit, no how interested in dumping money into niche sports that don't fit 'their' marketing strategy.

    They are ONLY interested in creating and branding their own 'extreme' sports, not entering into existing markets. It is more cost effective for them to hold wacky events all over the world that involve a younger generation--that is more likely to buy their product.

    Don't use their involvement in Formula 1 as a blueprint--go back and do some research on WHY the owner of Red Bull (Dietrich Mateschitz) bought the team (for a single U.S. dollar) and how they use it to market their product through the Red Bull and Toro Rosso teams. They will never be a part of motorsports sponsorships in the United States...not NASCAR, not IndyCar, not NHRA, no class of boat racing, let alone an insignificant (as far as they are concerned) event like the Reno Air Races. It just won't happen. Dreaming is all it will ever be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air Boss View Post
    Always disappointed when an aviation event calls it quits. Overall, not the best thing for aviation in general. While I wasn't a huge fan (though I did watch a few races and in 2017 worked Sun n' Fun when Chambliss and MG performed a "mock" race), I have to say it's not a good thing.

    That said, perhaps it will foster increased interest in Reno to some degree. We can always hope...More Butts...More Bucks!
    You might see More Butts...More Bucks,but you won't see More Purse,you can bet on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Jim View Post

    They are ONLY interested in creating and branding their own 'extreme' sports, not entering into existing markets. It is more cost effective for them to hold wacky events all over the world that involve a younger generation--that is more likely to buy their product.

    Don't use their involvement in Formula 1 as a blueprint--go back and do some research on WHY the owner of Red Bull (Dietrich Mateschitz) bought the team (for a single U.S. dollar) and how they use it to market their product through the Red Bull and Toro Rosso teams. They will never be a part of motorsports sponsorships in the United States...not NASCAR, not IndyCar, not NHRA, no class of boat racing, let alone an insignificant (as far as they are concerned) event like the Reno Air Races. It just won't happen. Dreaming is all it will ever be..
    Supercross
    Motocross
    Motogp
    World Rally Championship

    All 4 of those were around for decades before Redbull got involved. SuperCross and Motocross are AMERICAN motorsports series.


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    Last edited by flyingjibus; 05-31-2019 at 09:36 AM.

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    Default Re: Red Bull Air Race ending

    Not

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingjibus View Post
    Indycar is paying Red Bull for that R&D. Red Bull had developed it for F1 before they went with the halo design. Now they are adapting it to mount to the Indycar tub.

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    I'm apparently one of the few that really enjoyed the RBAR. I saw it as something completely different than NCAR. Different planes, different type of competition, different kind of excitement. I was looking forward to attending a race in the next year or two. I agree that there is nothing like race week at Reno but I think it's a loss to aviation in general.

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