Monthly Archives: August 2012

August 31, 2012-Old garage setup in Museum

A couple of years ago I was in the Hall of Fame Museum and took these photos of a typical garage setup from the 50’s and 60’s. Very cool

August 30, 2012-Race day 2010

Race morning starts with finding interviews for the Bob & Tom Show. Scott Fenstamaker, the radio engineer and photographer, ride around in a golf cart till we see someone interesting and we get them on the air with Bob, Tom, Kristi and Chic who are back in their studio. Talking to drivers before the race […]

August 29, 2012-Just Driving around

On Wednesday the 29th I took a drive through the grounds at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and shot a few pix. Work continues on dismantling the road course barriers and such used during the Moto GP weekend. Ok, Long’s Bakery is not on the grounds at the Speedway, but if you don’t get a couple […]

August 28, 2012-Sid Collins interviews Loren Greene-1967

During the rain relay on day 1 of the 1967 500, Sid spoke with actor/signer Loren Greene. Sid-Loren Greene click here to listen

August 27, 2012-IMS Radio Network Ads-Perfect Circle

Great ad from the 40’s, which technically makes this a Mutual Network ad,  for Perfect Circle Piston Rings. They advise you to tell your “Dr of Motors” AKA Mechanic, to request perfect Circle Piston Rings! Ads-Perfect Circle click here to listen

August 26, 2012-IMS Radio Network Ads

One of my favorite parts of putting together the Fantasy 500 was going through the IMS Radio Network recordings of old races and hearing the ads Here are 2 Thirty second spots Ad-Buick-Stewart Warner Gas Treatment

August 25, 2012-Goodyear Ad

In May of 1963 I started wearing glass’s. I remember the time of year because the day I got them, I was out in the front yard with my Dad while he changed the oil on our car. It was May and we lived near 30th & Georgetown, so the Goodyear Blimp flew over a […]

August 24, 2012-Happy Birthday Roger McCluskey

Roger was born today in 1930. He lived in Tucson, AZ and won National titles in 3 USAC divisons. In 1963 and 1966 he was the Sprint car champion, in 1969 and 1970 he was the USAC Stock car champ and in 1973 he took the Champ Car title. He had 18 starts in the […]

August 23, 2012-Indy Cars race in Charlotte, NC

From 1924 to 1927 Indy cars raced on a 1.25 mile board track in Pineville, NC.  According to one source, the track was made of green 2×4 lumber so that the boards would shrink allowing ventilation so the tires wouldn’t burn up during the race. On August 23, 1926, four races were held all sanctioned […]

August 22, 2012-Sid Collins interviews Hugh Downs

It’s a tradition that continues to this day, the voice of the 500 talking with celebrities during the race broadcast. It’s more difficult to fit these in today because the cars are quicker and there are several more  fuel stops than in the past but they’re still fun. Here Sid interviews Hugh Downs: TV host, […]