A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 20, 2014
“You lift, you lose” (drag racing adage)

"Ypu lift, you lose” is a drag racing adage that has been printed on T-shirts and has been used by many drivers. Drag racing driver Frank Hawley possibly popularized it, although he later said the opposite ("you lift to live to race another day").

“You lift, you lose” was cited as a racing catchphrase in 2005.


RacingJunk
You Lift, You Lose. T-Shirt
Don’t get on it, if you can’t stay in it.

Octane Academy
“ YOU LIFT, YOU LOSE!!!!
Junior Quisquis Has only 1 rule that he lives by and thats-
“YOU LIFT,YOU LOSE!!!
Junior Quisquis is a MAD MAN, Always Full throttle on everything he does and will Never Lift his foot off the throttle of life.
A native American Coming straight out of the Rezervation Junior Quisquis is “NOT YOUR AVERAGE SAVAGE”.

ImportAtlanta
Thread: Post your favorite racing cliche’s or catch phrases
A.P. Photography
09-08-2005, 02:24 PM
Don’t front it, run it.
You lift, you lose.
Below are from my mini-truck alter ego. 
I like my cars like I like my women, clean shaven.
Let the air go and the sparks flo.

Twitter
Junior Quisquis
‏@juniorQuisquis
You Lift-You Lose The Full Throttle Life Of Junior Quisquis. A documentary of Junior Q #23 battling inner demons an ... http://lnk.ms/3sfgR
3:50 PM - 21 Oct 2009

Tim Hay Tribute (2010)
A Tribute To My Friend, Tim Hay
By Chris Graves
Tim Hay, driver of the “High Voltage Hayride” AA/Fuel Altered, was killed Saturday, August 21st, in the final round of the 2010 World Fuel Altered Nationals in Eddyville, Iowa.
(...)
His motto was “You Lift, You Lose” and Tim lever lifted in any aspect of his life. He saw the finish line in everything he did and he never let off the throttle until he got there.

Yorkton This Week
Bodnarchuk not your average driver
By Chelsea Laskowski
Staff Writer
August 1, 2012
(...)
While fans like to see cars that get a bit of air off the green light, lifting is a bad sign for Bodnarchuk.

“I hate lifting. I just say ‘if you lift you lose’ because the only time I’m going to lift is if I feel that I am absolutely losing control of the car,” she said.

Twitter
Sauble Falls Racing
‏@SaubleFalls81
The @OSCAARRacing poster says “you lift you lose”... #hammerdown @FlamboroSpdway This weekend ... Game ON! pic.twitter.com/pStDOpIMol
8:29 PM - 19 Jul 2013

Mopar Style
hemisatellite
05-13-2014, 09:40 PM
REMEMBER, “if you lift, you lose!” Frank Hawley to me to me in Houston years ago.

BK
05-13-2014, 09:56 PM
Frank Hawley also told me that “if you lift you lose”,
then added “but if you don’t lift when you begin to lose control, you and the car might not live to fight another day.”

Trannyman
05-13-2014, 10:22 PM
Frank must have changed his tune later in life. He definitely told me to lift and live to race another day. He totally left out “you lift, you lose”..
I can say that in my limited racing experiences, every time I have been in a situation where I needed to lift........ I had already lost.

Gas2
Video: “Black Zombie” Electric Mustang Makes Drag Strip Debut
Published on June 20th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro
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Even though Wayland is an experienced electric drag racer, as the old adage goes, “You lift, you lose.” It still looks ridiculously awesome though.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Friday, June 20, 2014 • Permalink