Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by Randy Abercrombie, May 26, 2019.
You been to the Indy museum??? You are a rock star and my new hero!!
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It was on my bucket list. You should go someday. The cars there are amazing.
I would just die if I could stand near AJ Foyts winning roadster... Or the Granatelli turbo car that should have won in 67 hands down...... I would be like my momma at an Elvis concert....
He put the trophy inside a refrigerator, then gave it to this guy
What is he, a Russian beet farmer?
I did that once. I was a lot younger, in my early forties and it was with a dryer. No way could I do that today.
I know AJ's 1961 winning car is there but I'm not sure about the others. Being he and Tony Hulman were close friends, and AJ owned all his cars, they probably are. The 1968 STP Tubine car was not there (I was disappointed)
but the #60 driven by Joe Leonard is.
This was fun:
Yes sir... You are a bonafied rock star.
Nice trophy. What's a multiple winner gonna do? HAve 3-4 Martinsville clocks in his rec room?
Entrance Hallway, Family room, Living room and the Dining room. Or in the trophy room.
You're embarrassing me. About Foyt's cars? They had this display a couple years ago:
They had all the winners and then some. Enjoy
I was at the track during the winter in 2008, a coworker and I had to locate a fiber optic cable running under the infield somewhere near turn 3. I sat in our f550 work truck eyeballing the track thinking "i wonder how much jail time I'd get if i just started tearing around the track in this thing?" My coworker talked me out of it.
Those machines are sexier than a gem St Gaudens. My love for Indy began just a few years after the demise of the great old roadsters. Man, those were some kind of race cars. Golden age of man and machine.
It would be like any other trophy. I'd happily display them. Maybe even give a couple away to wonton fans.
Who knows with that kind of money. What would you do?
One race should make any man and his Grand kids wealthy for life.
Sure that's the hard way to load a fridge.
From the Indianapolis Motor Speedway web page:
The last driver to have his likeness placed on the original trophy was Bobby Rahal in 1986, as all the squares had been filled. A new base was added in 1987, and it was filled to capacity following Gil de Ferran’s victory in 2003. For 2004, Borg-Warner commissioned a new base that will not be filled to capacity until 2034.
I'll venture a guess that they'll make the base even larger. The original trophy was placed on the roll bar of the winning car and took only one man to carry it. With the added base, they have to put it on a stand along side the winner and it takes two people.
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