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    Semi official cool old Indy car pics thread

    Ok boys and girls, show your stuff! Let's see all the old Indy pitchurs you have had downstairs in the basement, out in the garage, under the stairs, in the back bedroom....

    Rules:
    1) Must be related to Indy (Indy itself, Indy racetracks, Indy people, front
    engines, rear engined or side cars).
    2) If the pitchurs are not yours you must indicate where they came from.
    3) No spefic years are involved but the cars must be those that could have been entered at Indy. (no midgets, no taxicabs!)


    Let the good times begin!

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    Here's one from the wall down on Don Smith's emporium. He says it is the actual delivery of the Sumar Streamliner to Indy for the 1955 race. The plane behind it is a Curtis C-46 Comando. 'big brother of the C-47...
    The car never raced in these colors or with all the fenders either.
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    Here is Bunser in Gurneys Eagle from 1972. It's up at Milwaukee but that's ok...
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    Here's one from last years Miller at the Mile. That's Watson trying to blip the throttle on the recreation of his first Indy car built for Granitelli. He was using his cane. Still a gamer!
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    This one is a little unusual...
    It's a Watson that was built with a four cam Ford for Indy. I don't think the car ever qualified, but WHAT a sound!
    Again at Milwaukee Miller Meet.
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    This may be the last pitchur of one Patrick Bedard before he wadded hisself and the car into a ball up in three. It ended his career as a race driver....
    Some say it didn't happen soon enough...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZOOOM
    Here is Bunser in Gurneys Eagle from 1972. It's up at Milwaukee but that's ok...
    You meant '72, right?

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    Here is Bobby trying to talk some sense into Josle Garza before the race. IIRC it didn't help...
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    This is the little Italian guy in the only time this German factory started the 500.
    This one's for you Porchman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Revs
    You meant '72, right?
    Well.... yeah.... my fingers are faster than my brain!
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    Great idea! keep them coming. To bad I dont have any pictures to share

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    To keep the thread going, here is that Italian driver shown above in the Skoal car


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    One more for the new thread. Tom Sneva and AJ at MIS in 1981



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    And a third one for today. The front row for the 1982 Mich 500. Sorry about the way I cropped off the left side of Johncock. I was still kind of learning photography at that point




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    Quote Originally Posted by sneva33
    One more for the new thread. Tom Sneva and AJ at MIS in 1981


    Scary. For a moment there I thought it was Richard Petty and Dick Butkus...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneva33
    And a third one for today. The front row for the 1982 Mich 500. Sorry about the way I cropped off the left side of Johncock. I was still kind of learning photography at that point





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    Speaking of the "other" AJ:


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    this thread is useless without any Ludwig Heimrath pictures

    I got some pics. Not tonight however
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    I hope videos are cool.

    Thought some folks would enjoy this from 1968. Total is about 25 mins






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    My Indy pics are all pretty recent.. Here is a picture of me and Danica in her garage during a practice day at the 2009 Indy 500.



    Here is a picture of me and Danica at the 2008 Indy 500 down in her pit area.
    Danica -Future Indy 500 Winner

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    Here is a picture of Danica down in her pit area checking the computer for the practice speeds of other drivers.


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    I took this picture of Danica in her pit area stretching getting ready for qualifications at the 2007 Mid-Ohio race.


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    I took this picture of her car when it was parked inside her garage at Kentucky Speedway in 2008.


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    Ever wonder what it looks like from the upper deck on the main straight?
    Here are a few pictures:




    The guy I have gone to Indy with knew the fellow who worked for Borg Warner for years. His job was to get the tickets for the bigshots for all the big sporting events, Indy, World Series, Superbowl, Kentucky Derby, etc.

    When he retired Borg Warner was surprised to find out that the upper deck, first row, twelve seats that they THOUGHT were in Borg Warners name were actually in HIS NAME.
    He used to take his two sons and the two of us and we'd watch from the twelve seats in the first row. After about 50 laps or so he and the kids would leave for the Firestone or Goodyear hospitality suites on the other side of the track....
    Leaving just the two of us in the 12 seats....

    But all you could see was the straight. We moved to 4....
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    AJ's ride. Taken in May of 2008

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    Tomas and TK at the first IRL running at the Glen.

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    14 year old me.. sitting in the car that i believe was used in TO PLEASE A LADY..and also did run at indy. i know i bear a striking resemblence, but that is not Clark Gable in the seat. Wax Museum, Buena Park, Ca 1974

    many other indy car shots in the link to the photo album below
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    http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb87/Rickysuave44/

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