September 22, 2012-Rookie Stripes

I made my first trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in March 1963, but it wasn’t until May of 2003 I got to remove my rookie stripes. This photo taken on the 9th floor of the Pagoda in the IMS Radio Network Booth right before the race. (see the 3 pieces of tape on the microphone)  Thanks to John Royer for making sure I got to participate in this Indy tradition:)

Below is Mario and Clint Brawner removing his in 1965. The top picture is Jim Clark taking his off in 1962

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