The Circuit of the Americas announced today that the famous Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders will participate in the opening ceremonies at the 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. Along with ‘America’s Sweethearts’, the University of Texas Longhorn Band will play on the circuit’s main straight and the F1 driver’s parade will take place as well.
Here’s the detail:
Known as America’s Sweethearts, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are one of the most recognized cheerleading squads in the National Football League (NFL). Internationally adored for their eye-catching uniforms and impressive dance routines, the Cheerleaders are an icon for American sports fans.
Fans will get the chance to meet and take photos with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders throughout race day. As part of the opening ceremonies, the squad will be performing their world famous dance to AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.” The squad will also be participating in the annual Formula 1 drivers’ parade alongside this year’s World Championship drivers in classic American automobiles. The parade will include American classics such as a 1970 Shelby GT 500 Convertible, a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette and a 1965 Pontiac GTO.
Don’t ask me what the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders have to do with Formula 1 but suffice to say the COTA grid girls were “eye-catching” enough but it seems throwing more Texas iconography at the event is something the circuit feels good about.
The real appeal of this press release is the 1965 Pontiac GTO. Now that is “eye-catching” and truly is one of America’s Sweethearts. While the U.S. government may not have liked Pontiac very much, I believe it to be a terrific brand and one of my first cars was a 1969 Pontiac Firebird convertible. Pontiac also looks good when playing AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” in the background.
What would a race in America be if we didn’t throw scantily clad women at it and sex it up? Hasn’t this formula run its course yet? Maybe they’ll have T-shirt cannons and a COTA pin-up calendar to boot!
Here’s the real eye-candy for you: