Kudos to Mac Nachlas for expressing so eloquently most of the feedback I've been hearing regarding the Baltimore Grand Prix ("One racing weekend is no panacea for Baltimore," Sept. 8). Baltimore's reputation has been not been earned by television shows like "The Wire." That show is simply a reflection of the realities of Baltimore. The failure of the mayor and City Council and the Baltimore City Police to quash the city's reputation as a drug and slum infested metropolis will not be replaced by an annual auto race. The barriers come down, the race cars are hauled away, and all Baltimore has to show for it in the long run are several smoother streets.
Richard Crystal, Baltimore