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#1 Magoo

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 11:08

One of the great American gearhead destinations, the Indianapolis Hall of Fame Museum. Story and a ton of photos:


A Visit to the Indianapolis Hall of Fame Museum | Mac's Motor City Garage.com



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#2 GSpeedR

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 14:56

I was recently able to tour the 'basement' of the museum, the storage facility for the collection. There was so much in there that the cars were practically parked on top of each other, but you could get up close to (even touch!) everything.

#3 Greg Locock

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:00

Doesn't the yellow one look dangerous at any speed? Did ralph nader drive it?

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#4 Magoo

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 16:48

Doesn't the yellow one look dangerous at any speed? Did ralph nader drive it?


Very dangerous. At speed it leans forward at a precarious angle -- quite unstable, could fall over.


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#5 Magoo

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 16:53

More Speedway-themed fun in the month o' May -- the worst Indy 500 pace cars in history....


The Worst Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars of all Time | Mac's Motor City Garage.com


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#6 Frank Grimes

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:17

More Speedway-themed fun in the month o' May -- the worst Indy 500 pace cars in history....


The Worst Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars of all Time | Mac's Motor City Garage.com


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Someone should create a gif of this falling apart as it is parked.

#7 Magoo

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 00:31

Okay, we got nasty and covered the worst. Now, in the interest of fairness and balance, here the best Indy 500 pace cars of all time. In our view, anyway.

How about you? Got any favorites? Feel free to sound off! Interested to hear what the experts think.


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#8 Magoo

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 20:48

Hope you like this one. It seems that the 1965 Indy 500 is one of the most popular ever so I found a very nice, short (20-odd min) film-to-video of the race.

It was commissioned by the Novi people back in 1965 but since their cars fell out early (as usual) the film then went straight to the action. And actually, the Novi stuff is pretty good...and there is a segment on Novi driver Jim Hurtubise, at that moment recovering from life-threatening burns, that is moving and maybe disturbing.


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#9 Magoo

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 14:41

One of the great American gearhead destinations, the Indianapolis Hall of Fame Museum. Story and a ton of photos:


A Visit to the Indianapolis Hall of Fame Museum | Mac's Motor City Garage.com



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Got a very nice note from the Speedway folks on this item. That sort of made my day.


#10 Tony Matthews

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 16:32

Got a very nice note from the Speedway folks on this item. That sort of made my day.

:up: You deserve it.