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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Racing Memories

One of my fondest memories of Memorial Day was my Dad and I listening to the Indianapolis 500 Race on the radio. Back then the race was not televised live. We would sit with a list of the drivers and cross them off as they dropped out. My Dad always rooted for Dan Gurney. I liked him but I was taken with the wave of British drivers and their rear engined cars. Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill and Jack Brabham.

This past week I was in Indianapolis visiting my cousin and found myself at the race track for a few hours to watch some practice. We also visited the Museum at the track which houses many of the winning cars down through the years. The highlight for me was seeing Jim Clark's race winning 1964 Lotus.

1 comment:

automacarale said...

All the respect in the world for these talented people.