Now That Is Stacking

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  1. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    You been to the Indy museum??? You are a rock star and my new hero!!
     
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  3. Harpo

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    It was on my bucket list. You should go someday. The cars there are amazing.

    https://indyracingmuseum.org/
     
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I would hate to be the person that is responsible for keeping that trophy cleaned and polished.
     
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  5. Randy Abercrombie

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    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....
     
  6. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    He put the trophy inside a refrigerator, then gave it to this guy :p

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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    What is he, a Russian beet farmer?
     
  8. Chris B

    Chris B Well-Known Member

    We live about 20 minutes from the IMS so we are able to go a couple times a year. They do a good job of changing the exhibits frequently.
     
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    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. :)
     
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  10. Harpo

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    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) 20160815_132722.jpg but the #60 driven by Joe Leonard is.

    This was fun: indy-2.jpg
     
  11. Randy Abercrombie

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    Yes sir... You are a bonafied rock star.
     
  12. midas1

    midas1 Exalted Member

    Nice trophy. What's a multiple winner gonna do? HAve 3-4 Martinsville clocks in his rec room?
     
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Entrance Hallway, Family room, Living room and the Dining room. Or in the trophy room.:)
     
  14. Mr Roots

    Mr Roots Underneath The Bridge

    You need two for it to be stacking.
     
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  15. Harpo

    Harpo Missing in Action

    You're embarrassing me. About Foyt's cars? They had this display a couple years ago: 2017.60.10_AJFoyt_CV_4.jpg
    They had all the winners and then some. Enjoy
     
  16. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  17. Randy Abercrombie

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    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.
     
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  18. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  19. medoraman

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    What are they going to do when they run out of room on the base? That is where my mind went. Sorry, not into racing...
     
  20. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Sure that's the hard way to load a fridge.
     
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  21. Harpo

    Harpo Missing in Action

    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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