I know most everybody has this site in Favorites, but, to those who might not have it, I give you the link. Sounds of Millers and an Offy warming up. Here is the link.
I didn't have it in my favorites...until now.
Big Thank You !
What a waste of time. I posted the link in the Speed board. All I got were replies that F1 engines were the best sounding. And IRL engines' sound sucks.
In the 1980s I met an old man who said that he and his friends would ride their bicycles to the Speedway in the late 1920s on practice days when he was a boy. They would sneak into the track through a hole in the fence. He said that they would then go up on one of the spectator bridges (there were no tunnels then) and watch the cars go underneath them. He told me that although he had since heard Offies, Novis, and many other engines at the Speedway that nothing had ever sounded as sweet to him as those 91 cubic inch supercharged Millers and Duesenbergs screaming beneath the bridge while he and his friends were on it. He said that some days he was run off by guards and other days no one ever bothered them. He also told me that those cars were still the best looking cars that ever ran at Indianapolis to him. He thought that the roadsters were an ugly car compared to the Millers and Dueseys. I guess we all compare what is happening today to the way things were when we first got interested in racing. Either way this guy had some really great memories of both his childhood and the Speedway.
Last edited by indyrjc; 08-30-2004 at 06:30 AM.