Finaly, we find ourselves wrapping up my journey to the Indy 500 this year and as you may recall from my last posting, we had just left the Hall of Fame Museum within the grounds of the IMS track.
One of the nice things about the hours leading up to the race is the Fan Zone, which has loads of stuff, swag and Corvettes!!!
Them's some purty cars...
We also did the usual stuff, including the virtual racing games in the Chevy tent. I won this year!!!!!
Naturally, there's always at least one Indy car people get their pictures taken next to it. We were no exception.
I also found the little bastard that wouldn't let me ride him an hour or so before! I showed him who was 'da man!!!!
Of course, wearing an Amercian Flag outfit, which I've done now for over 20 years, everyone wants a picture with me, be it a really tall Uncle Sam or various other fans of this great country!!!
God Bless America!!!
One of the most unique things that happened this year was an episode of Serendipidy when Brion and I ran into his brother, Derek. 300,000 people and we run into his brother. What a hoot!!!
Finally, we get to our seats just in time for the opening ceremonies, including a wonderful flyby by a B-17 Bomber and some P-51 Fighters, all from World War 2.
Then, the fun really begins with the Parade Laps leading up to the start of the Indy 500. As you can see, we had really good seats.
Here's the I-Phone video I took of the start of the race, just to give you a feel for just how exciting and intense it truly is!
What a start!!! This was the most contested race we've ever seen. The weather was perfect and the Indy Brats were even better this year!!!
Next year, we hope to be in Turn 4, a place we've never seen the race from before. Till then, race on!!!
James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison of Oz