ok, back on track for me...
ok, back on track for me...
Ignorant men marvel at extraordinary things. Intelligent men admire simple things.
Do cool old pace cars count?
This is a replica of the 1971 Challenger Pace car made famous by the pace lap accident that year. It is for sale in the Mecom Auction at the Indiana State Fairgrounds this weekend.
Lost in Indy
"So many of these guys know how to preserve their tires, how to handle traffic and how to win a race. They really deserve to be in Indy cars." - Bob East
Wow - just found this thread... yup, I clicked through all 119 pages over several days. Love it. BEST THREAD EVER!!!
Under-appreciated Jim Crawford. The Mac Tools cars were one of my favs...
Jimmy Vasser 1995 Indy
Christian Fittipaldi 1995 Indy
Scott Pruett 1995 Indy
Jacques Lazier Indy 2007
Dario Franchitti Indy 2007
Sneva and Bignotti MIS 1982
AJ MIS 1981
Sheldon Kinser Indy 1980
Raul Boesel 1996 Road America
In the 1970s and early 1980s, the prevailing sports archetecture was concrete. Pre-fab, modern, utility over appearance. It was a time when the teams needed a larger garage, more space, wider access roads in the garage area, and more privacy (i.e. real garage doors). Like many football/baseball stadiums and basketball arenas of the era, it was bare concrete. And that was a popular look for 1985-1986.
It was not until Camden Yards was built in 1992 that ushered in the era of nostalgic, retro-archetecture. The IMS Garage Area was built too soon to fall into that era, just like the White Sox stadium. However, the Pagoda is a clear example of retro-archetecture at IMS.
Will IMS ever redo garage area in a classic, retro-look? I'm sure they will, but not any time soon with the economy and IMS's recent belt-tightening. The "new" garages are 25 years old now. They've got a few years left in them, but they're not so new anymore...
At the USAC Sprint Car race at IRP this evening (7/1/10) the historic racing club was showing their cars (and running them before the feature). Mac Miller had his Fike Plumbing replica and the Willard/Agajanian Watson replica at the race. Both are beautiful cars.
Based on the things I've read on this thread, I'm sure this is going to be an unpopular request...however, does anyone have photos of Don Whittington driving the #20 Patrick/STP car at the 1985 Indy? What I'd really like is to know how to find the official 'qualifying day' photos of the drivers standing in the cockpit...I've seen a dozen or so different examples on this thread of other cars and drivers.
Another request...anyone have photos of Mickey Rupp and the GC Murphy Special from 1965?
[QUOTE=hydrobuilder17;2373480]Based on the things I've read on this thread, I'm sure this is going to be an unpopular request...however, does anyone have photos of Don Whittington driving the #20 Patrick/STP car at the 1985 Indy? What I'd really like is to know how to find the official 'qualifying day' photos of the drivers standing in the cockpit...I've seen a dozen or so different examples on this thread of other cars and drivers.
You can purchase the official qualifying day photos from the Speedway's photo department. Phone and/or go online.
"There is no substitute for victory." - General Douglas MacArthur
"I love long walks; especially when taken by those who annoy me."
I have this snap identified as Johncock. Am I mistaken?
If so, I'll change the i.d.
And if it's Whittington, I'd appreciate knowing why I've misidentified it.
I would imagine that I have more snaps of what you want and I can make prints for you. No guarantee of having a post-qualifying shot in the pits though.
And that's why Whittington was in the car from then on.......
I reckon I should have some snaps of Whittington in the car. When I find them I'll post'em.
Profiles of the Indy 500 Drivers
Meet Men Behind Wheel in Fastest Field Ever
May 26, 1985|Associated Press
(Page 2 of 6)
6. Don Whittington, 39, Fort Lauerdale, Fla. Qualified for his fifth Indy 500 after taking over the ride two-time winner Gordon Johncock abandoned when he decided to retire the day before time trials began. Quickly adjusted to the March-Cosworth owned by Pat Patrick and qualified at 210.991. Finished sixth at Indianapolis and did not drive Indy cars last year. Won the World Challenge for Endurance Drivers in 1979, joining his brother Bill for five victories--including the LeMans 24-hour event.
Anybody have these...'96 Buddy Lazier and Kenny Brack '98/'99 in high quality? Thanks alot!
Faster than a bullet from a gun
He is faster than everyone
Quicker than the blinking of an eye
Like a flash you could miss him going by
No one knows quite how he does it but it's true they say
He's the master of going faster. -George Harrison
This is a showcar but an interesting comparism to today's Indy Cars...
Ahhh, the coveted NUMBER 1! Bobby was USAC champion the previous year so he got to use it at Indy.