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    New Indianapolis 500 History Website

    Hello everyone.

    I wanted to let TF members know about the website I've been working on, which is finally ready to be seen.

    http://www.wibc.com/500history.aspx

    This is our new online History of the Indianapolis 500 webpage. It's still a bit of a work in progress, but for now, it will have audio and photos from the greatest sporting event in the world.

    If you use the scroll bar for "Best Of Talk Of Gasoline Alley" you will get the new online vault of the great Donald Davidson's answers on drivers, team owners, and more.

    Eventually it will have around 10 years worth of answers in a permanent, online archive.

    If you use the scroll bar for "Indianapolis 500 Memories" you will get highlights from the last 60 plus years, plus other special items.

    If you use the scroll bar for "Indianapolis 500 Interviews" you will get comments from drivers, team owners, and 500 legends on a variety of topics.

    This has been a bit of a labor of love for me, and I have hundreds of hours to go before I'd consider it "done" but for now enjoy.

    Please feel free to leave comments here or send me a PM, because I'd like to know what you'd like to see on the site to make it better.
    "I think of Indianapolis every day of the year, every
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    Thank you!
    This will be another terrific resource.

    Having problems getting items to open up.
    When I select an item and then click on the arrow I wind up with the item in my save to pictures window.
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    Thats incredible. The vintage photos are amazing. Well done. A workin' mans work is never done, especially if its a labor of love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carl s View Post
    Thank you!
    This will be another terrific resource.

    Having problems getting items to open up.
    When I select an item and then click on the arrow I wind up with the item in my save to pictures window.

    Hi carl s

    If you're clicking on the arrow in the audio files, that means you want to download the item.

    If you just want to play it in the audio player, just click on the item's name you're interested in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unzerdog View Post
    Thats incredible. The vintage photos are amazing. Well done. A workin' mans work is never done, especially if its a labor of love.
    Yeah, and only like 500 more photos to go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by doitagain View Post
    We miss you when you're not here
    That made me grin.

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    No problem

    By the way, I tossed a Stark & Wetzel Commercial in there.

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    I was excited to see more of the Talk of Gasoline Alley but these interviews you have recorded are priceless. I don't think I've heard any of those before. Maybe I'll skip work tomorrow!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wes View Post
    I was excited to see more of the Talk of Gasoline Alley but these interviews you have recorded are priceless. I don't think I've heard any of those before. Maybe I'll skip work tomorrow!!!
    The best part is, that's only 1/10th of the interviews I will upload !!

    Glad you like them.

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    This is just what I needed Thanks!!
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    It is so good to see Donald's thoughts & "tangents" preserved. I had heard a rumor to the effect that Donald might be writing a 500 history...any truth in this? I know he's been a consultant on other books of course; but a history from his point of view and recollections of all the former drivers, etc he's met would be fascinating reading.
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    I never thought heaven could have a web site, but this is pretty damn close.

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    Bless you!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Have a very blessed day!

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    This means a lot--an AWFUL lot--to those of us who live outside of Indy and who have never gotten to hear a lot of this stuff. Thanks for making it available!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamski View Post
    This means a lot--an AWFUL lot--to those of us who live outside of Indy and who have never gotten to hear a lot of this stuff. Thanks for making it available!
    I mentioned your comment to Donald today, very, very kind of you to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RacingPortaJohn View Post
    I never thought heaven could have a web site, but this is pretty damn close.
    Thanks, so glad you like it !

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    Wow---your labor of love definitely is not going unnoticed....it's great to have loyal Indy 500 history buffs like yourself and everyone on this forum who will never let Indy and what it means be forgotten!
    Thank you

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    LPBF knows what Indy means.
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    "That's why to me it does feel more precious when an American wins it...", Michael Andretti

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin99 View Post
    LPBF knows what Indy means.
    Thank you for the kind comment.

    Please keep the comments coming, is there anything else people want to see?

    Would the expanded photo section be valuable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotuspoweredbyford View Post
    Thank you for the kind comment.

    Please keep the comments coming, is there anything else people want to see?

    Would the expanded photo section be valuable?
    Of course any photos would be great, you know how I really like the FE cars.

    For me the "golden years" were the 60's, and to hear the interviews makes me spend WAAAAY to much time on the pc.

    You've hit a home run here my friend.

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    Added a series of cool interviews, Freddie Agabashian interviewing Sam Hanks, Tony Hulman, Harlan Fengler, Chickie Hirashima and more.

    http://www.wibc.com/500history.aspx

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    Great stuff LPBF!!!

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    I will update everyone when new content gets added,

    Today, from a driver standpoint, we welcome, Eddie Cheever, Andy Linden, Mel Kenyon and Dick Simon to the fold.

    We also hear about the Wonder Bread connection and the origins of Back Home Again In Indiana.

    Plus a new Beyond The Bricks podcast with author Jerry Fisher.

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    New drivers added today, Bill Vukovich, Pat Flaherty, Roland Free, Jerry Hoyt.

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    Oh man,
    Thanks....
    I am enjoying Mr. Davidson express his knowledge of Bill Vukovich.
    Great work sir.
    I gotta remember to bookmark your fine site.
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by UsacIrl View Post
    Oh man,
    Thanks....
    I am enjoying Mr. Davidson express his knowledge of Bill Vukovich.
    Great work sir.
    I gotta remember to bookmark your fine site.
    Jim

    Thank you, I will be adding some new items soon, some interview segments with AJ, Parnelli and more !

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotuspoweredbyford View Post
    Thank you, I will be adding some new items soon, some interview segments with AJ, Parnelli and more !
    Added some new sound with A.J., Parnelli and Rick Mears.

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