1963 was my first 500 and Parnelli became my instant hero. He still is, to this day. Interesting how this thread has wandered to 1963.
I sat in North Tower Terrace in 1964 and saw the whole thing, terrible. My parents and I walked through Gasoline Alley after The Race. If my memory serves me correctly, Sachs' car was over in a corner, guarded by a member of the Safety Patrol, covered in a tarp, and still on the hook. I have always believed that some of Eddie was still in the car.
I'll buy the book this year while at The Speedway. I hope there is a book signing there.