Ron, my apologies for missing this. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful photos. Hopefully we'll see each other in the coming months at the track.
Brian: my first year was 1961 when Jack Brabham arrived with the Kimberly/Cooper. Really set the place on its ear. I remember stories about his drivers test and the consistency he showed lap after lap. I will post more early stuff as we go along here. visit my web page in the mean time for a lot of good old stuff from the Brick yard. Regards, Ron Nelson www.classicvintagemotorsports.com
Great Thread. Wonderful pictures and memories from a certain Mr.Squared
My favourites were the two I attended.
1) The 1995 Indy 505...(Watching JV come from 2 laps down to get the win after various pace car infractions)
2) Last year, The 2010 500 where I was able to witness up close my pal Dario win in convincing fashion.
Interesting that you point this out Amphicar...I too attended a live satellite broadcast of that very race. It was in Encino California. I snuck out of the house at 7 am and stood in line at the theatre to buy a ticket with money I had stolen from my Mom's purse. We had just returned from the South of France where my Dad was working on GrandPrix. Having just witnessed the F1 race in Monaco a few days prior there was no stopping me now..(Life over, car racing in the blood forever.)
Jon, you are too kind. I can certainly relate to "Life over, car racing in the blood forever". It seems to go with the territory for most of us. It must have been something to be there with Dario to share in the win. He will be as tough to beat this year as anybody. Make sure you let me know if you can be in Indy this year. It will be good to catch up when possible.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway today unveiled the ticket for the 2011 race.
edit: correct spelling
Edited by B Squared, 11 March 2011 - 12:24.