I was going through the closet and unearthed all the programs of the U.S. Grand Prix at the Meadowlands, held from 1984-91. I attended qualifying in 84-85 and every race from 86-91, and it was always sad in a way how I felt like one of the few locals who'd come to this Indy Car event with a real understanding of what was going on. The New York market has never been race savvy at any time, and it was really painful at times to see how ignorant the local media was of racing in general whenever the stars of Indy came this way.
I had one copy of each race program from 84-91 and a pleasant surprise was to find that an extra copy for the 87 race was where I had gotten some driver autographs (it was very easy to get hold of many of them). There was Roberto Guerrero, Johnny Rutherford, Dick Simon and Danny Sullivan and incredibly enough I had Tony George's signature since he was there that year competing in the Super Vee race.
Also found a large promotional postcard from the 89 race of Sneva's car signed by him, which was kind of ironic since I think Sneva was fired by Granatelli racing not long afterwards, or at the very least didn't do any more road races after that.
Too bad there's no way I can upload a lot of this Meadowlands memorabilia and pix I have to the messages, but hopefully someday I can find a way around that. It was an interesting time when Indy Car racing tried to fill the void in the tri-state area left by the demise of Trenton Speedway, but unfortunately just never really caught on.