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100th Anniversary of the Indy 500; The People

The infield at the Indy 500 is always a party. Not the best place for a race fan though.

We went to our first Indy 500 back in the early 70s and have really enjoyed returning on a regular basis. We don’t go every year but the 100th Anniversary of the first Indy 500 back in 1911 was just too much to pass up. The cars are great and I love the Indy Museum but the people watching is fantastic. Although this year I was very disappointed in how many obnoxiously drunk and rude young people were there. It appeared that their main goal in life was to see how self centered and drunk they could get. I must be getting too old; my wife and I are no prudes but this new crowd of Indy 500 fans make NASCAR fans look like upper crust elitist!

There are always plenty of pretty girls around, on the track and out in the campgrounds!

How about them ear plugs?

We will be back next year and see how the people are then make our decision if it is still fun.

We met plenty of fine folks while we were there but they generally were the older, real race fans and not the punks there for a party. One suggestion to the new crew running Indy, get some security out on the grounds. Not once all weekend did we have any security guard want to inspect a backpack or look in a purse; not once! Saturday is the slow day and we were able to walk into the track and go almost anywhere we wanted without anyone questioning us; asking us where we were going or why. It was nice but in today’s society it was also a bit unsettling.

These guys looked just right for all the vintage race cars that were at the 100th Anniversary of the 500.

We have included a few photos on this page but you can visit our Race page and see more of the Indy 500 100th Anniversary Celebration.

This is the kind of guy who knows how to have fun!. Playboy in hand and a cool refreshment near by sitting on his throne!

Over the rest of the week we will bring you more photos from the Indy 500 Museum. They had all the winning cars on site and we have photos of most. We also have the Hot Wheels record breaking car jump, Indy cars on track and vintage race cars on track plus more!

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Richard

I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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  1. Thats my 76 american flag in the pic of people in turn 3, I would love to see any other pics near the same area. im 40 yrs old, and 2013 was my 38th Indy 500 in a row….thank you

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