I need some investor help with this, but I think I'm on to something.
So you take a Formula 1 car, put snow tires and crappy brakes on it, then design a course around some industrial park parking lot that's part dirt road.
Twice a lap the driver has to stop, shut off the engine, then he jumps out and has to push the car over some speed bumps. He jumps back in and away we go.
It's got none of the speed or skill of actual F1 or the handling of a rally car, and relies on the ability to do something that's the complete antithesis of why cars were invented in the first place.
I think it could be the next great thing.
The preceding is an exercise in satire and parody and will no doubt be removed to "Foo" even though a cross thread has as much to do with road bike racing as this does. The author has, in fact, raced cross and even won a cross race, though he found it kinda tedious and it made his wrists hurt. He prefers real road bike racing, hucking it on his MTB, and petting his Chessies to cross.