Indy 500

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by BigUnionGuy, May 27, 2012.

  1. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Are you watching it ?

    Ever been there ?

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    Last year, I sat above the entrance to pit row.... Watched the drivers coming out of turn 4.... 100th Anniversary.

    RIP.... Dan Wheldon
     
  2. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    All my childhood, every Memorial day weekend, it was on.

    My father was a former / minor dirt track racer, years and years ago. Even the family cars growing up
    were exotic high horespower ones until children came along.

    Every Memorial Day, Lloyd Ruby, Jackie Stewart, Al Unser, A.J. Foyt, Bobby Unser, Jim Clark, Parnelli Jones and many others
    filled our living room on our RCA TV.

    Not so much anymore as my wife does not appreciate racing.

    We have two TV's, but I find it a little unloving to leave and watch TV by myself. (I really do not watch that much TV)

    Such is love and marriage. To stay in the living room and let her watch what she wants.

    I miss Indy races of old and the competitors of that era.
     
  3. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

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    And then, from the stands.... Before the race

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  4. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    1965 Indy car.
    [video=youtube;eJWjMZQCBe8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJWjMZQCBe8[/video]
     
  5. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    I am not one of those it was better in the old days people.

    They did not have the saftey they have now. But I love the older Indy races.
     
  6. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    The stands are full

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    It's hard to comprehend.... How big the place is
     
  7. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    I could only imagine. 225 to 235mph in the straights.
    [video=youtube;E2OjGpZ2cOQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2OjGpZ2cOQ[/video]
     
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  9. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    The Judds just never made "it"

    Oh the sell records, make nice money but, they just never had that something that neutral fans like.

    Reba and the others that are still up front somehow and have "it"

    Shame..
     
  10. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    I have a video, of the parade of cars from years past.... before the start of the race.

    Just a couple on youtube. I will post it.... But for now.... A salute to our troops.

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  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    This particular Judd is not the singer.....Ashley's the actress...... Winona and the mom (Naomi) are the singers.
     
  12. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    And not a Kardashian in sight.... :happy2:

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  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Too many wide loads to find just one!
     
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy


    I would shoot myself if I had to watch what the wife likes. We have totally different tastes when it comes to the boobtube. We have 5 TVs so it isn't hard to go find something else on. Actually I watch alot of stuff on the TV in my workshop.
     
  15. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Yeah.... I just don't see Danica Patrick.... Driving something Brown

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  16. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Congrats to Dario Franchitti, of Scotland.
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  17. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    On this day, 30 May 1911, Ray Harroun won the first 500-mile auto race at the Brickyard, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    Harroun won the race with an average speed of 74.59 MPH. It took him six hours and 42 minutes to complete the race.
    He won $14,000 for his effort.