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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Indy 500 !!! What A Race~ Part II

So, when last we left our heroes, they were headed for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum several hours before the race.

Now, if you've never visited the Hall of Fame Museum located on the inside of Turn Two of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, better known as the Indy 500 track, do yourself a favor and go! At $5.00, it's a bargin and we had time to kill and neither of us had ever been in it during any of our previous sojourns to the track prior to the race.

The museum is filled with all things Indy 500, and a bit more. Here we see the first winning car from the first Indy 500, driven by Ray Harroun (with a relief driver named Cyrus Patschke); it's a Marmon Wasp.

I love the rear view mirror on this beast!

There were rows upon rows of cars, all of whom were Indy 500 winners.

Man, there sure were a lot of cars! Of particular interest for me was some of the most beautiful grill-work on the front of these vehicles.

Of course, there were some other cars, including my personal favorite, the 1957 "SS" Corvette!

And I don't believe this car ran on the track, but it did go really fast on the Bonneville Salt Flats!

They even had a display of old motorcycles, which makes sense now that they have motorcycle races at the track.

And of course, NASCAR shows up as well.

Finally, we made our way out after about an hour and headed for the pagoda, but was stopped short by crowds and the scene of our 2nd incident of madness last year.

We thought better of it and turned back to find our seats. Why tempt the racing gods this year?

When next I blog, I'll talk about the run-up to the race and the race itself. it was a magnificant day all around!!!

James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison of Oz

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