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    Donald Davidson's History of the Indy 500 Class

    Just a note that this class has early registration ending January 31st.

    Course runs April 8th - 29th.

    http://www.cln.iupui.edu/apps/catalo...asp?site=IUPUI

    click on motorsports for class offering.

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    That's so cool. I've taken so many Film history and theory courses, but it would have been awesome to have a Motorsports history class like this in more Universities.

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    Thanks for posting the info. I took this course about 10 years ago. I've thought about taking it again the last few years but, seem to find the info too late to get a seat. I just registered to take it again.

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    My wife and I just spent 5 hours on Friday one on one with Donald at the IMS Museum talking about a myriad of topics related to the Speedway, the 500 and a host of other racing related topics...took his class in 2011 and loved EVERY minute of it. He's a fantastic storyteller and his side stories are oftentimes more interesting than the original topic you might ask him about...and those original topic stories are amazing as well. Really a VERY nice guy and a resource like no other.
    KEEP POUNDIN' THE ROCK

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    This course isn't ever recorded or available online right? I looked and it didn't seem like it. If anybody is going or has connections maybe you could put that in as a suggestion. I'm sure there are many people who don't live in the area who would love this.

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    Aaaaand...just signed up for it again...looks like 350 miles round trip every Tuesday in April!!

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    I've taken the class, and recommend it highly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heliogordy View Post
    Aaaaand...just signed up for it again...looks like 350 miles round trip every Tuesday in April!!
    that's dedication!!
    "Charging a man with murder here was like handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500."- Capt. Willard, Apocolypse Now
    "Ain't nuthin' like a piece of p***y, 'cept maybe the Indy 500."- Bunny, Platoon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stick500 View Post
    that's dedication!!
    I have few vices...at least ones that cost anything..

    so a little gas money is small price to pay...plus I teach a Tech class which is heavy on the history and significance of Automobiles...it's a perfect fit.

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    350 miles??!?

    Guess I'll keep my whining to myself about the traffic getting across downtown after work...

    I've taken this a few times in the past, but it does seem like each time I think about it, its just after registration has closed.

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