"I think of Indianapolis every day of the year, every
hour of the day, and when I sleep, too. Everything I
ever wanted in my life, I found inside the walls of
the Indianapolis Motor Speedway."
- Eddie Sachs.
Here you go... PLEASE remember that this list is still subject to change, additions/subtractions.
Dr. Jack Miller
Lyn St. James
POSSIBLE additions not yet in a group
Willy T. Ribbs
Oh wow! I hope Geoff Brabham makes it. He was a badazz driver in a badazz car back in the 90's in that Nissan GTP. Never got his autograph back then - he's number 1 on my "do not have" list.
Daddy of the little girl in the Pink Kart
See, this is why I didn't want to post a list prior to the official list.
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Sounds good Brabham and fernandez would be cool adds.
Has anyone been able to confirm or get more information about a winners signing on Carb day. Someone here mentioned it but I find nothing anywhere saying it is happening?
Donald talked about the winners session on Friday during wed's Talk of Gasoline Alley...check the podcast at the very end.
Just one question...How does Schmidt sign? I thought he was a quadriplegic unless he got some movement in his hands.
The former winners session at the museum was quiet...only 4 showed up...and actually not a lot of people in there either....Gil, Brack, Sneva, and unca Bobby.
Sneva had his grandkid...kinda neat to bring you grandson to see YOUR Indy 500 winning race car in the museum.
The 4 guys that did show were great, and as an added bonus, Donald Davidson was playing a security/usher role. He stopped and talked to people in line, took photos, signed autographs, and was just happy to be there, as you'd expect - a class act.
Did anybody see Johncock on race day? Heard he might be in town that morning.
Also curious, does IMS pay the drivers to attend to autogrpah sessions? I assume that includes lodging.
What about during the month week when you see B. Unser, Parnelli, etc.?
I got Parnelli that Wednesday as well...never realized how truly great a driver he was until I read over the pamphlet they gave us while we were in line. Amazing career...makes me wish that more drivers would get into other forms of racing instead of being "specialized".