With the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis fast approaching, I dug up this little piece of classic television from YouTube.
For many in the world of motor racing, January represents something of a lull period. The silence that follows post-season testing leaves January feeling like a month stripped of any kind of competitive allure. It is a month that also brings us the 24 Hours of Daytona.
For decades, the names Foyt, Andretti, Rutherford and Unser burned themselves into the consciousness of the US motor racing industry. A group that reigned supreme on the dirt tracks that held so many midget races over the years, but in recent decades the road from dirt track ovals to IndyCar has virtually dried up. Step forward Bryan Clauson.
With the 100th anniversary of the very first Indianapolis 500 coming up next May, this week saw a very special photoshoot take place at the famed circuit. Thirty-three previously victorious cars were lined-up on the starting grid, with Speedway historian Donald Davidson in tow. Fronted by a trio of winners, including Ray Harroun's 1911 Marmon … Continue reading History on Track at Indianapolis
Today is the 94th Indianapolis 500 mile race; one of the greatest sporting events of the year. Come Memorial Day every year, 33 drivers fight for 500 miles at the toughest super speedway on the planet to pick up the Borg Warner trophy in victory lane and also to taste the champions milk. The Indy … Continue reading Looking to the 2010 Indianapolis 500
One of the current themes of not just Formula 1, but motor racing in general, is one of cost-cutting and material conservation. Mention those two elements in the same sentence as F1 fifteen years ago and you would have been laughed out of every room, but times have changed. In a greater push to bring … Continue reading The Banks of Monza