Monday, May 11, 2015

INDY 500: Tres Legenditos' - 2013 IMS Legends Day Outing...




Will Mother Speedway join the madness, a la the NCAA during the recent Final Four in Indianapolis joining the Dog & Pony show - sweeping Racetracks nation-wide with a Ferris Wheel of its own over Memorial Day  weekend as another of its newest attractions? (The Tomaso Collection)
As I've previously noted, for Mwah, the Legends Day autograph session is probably my favourite  part of the entire Indy 500 weekend! Which I've scribbled 'bout in;



2013 Repeat Driver Autographs
Kenny Brack*, Buzz Calkins, #12*, Phil Giebler ’07 ROY*, Herm Johnson, #20*, Max Papis*, Johnny Parsons*, Billy Roe* and Eliseo Salazar*.
(* = Autograph previously obtained at prior 2011-12 Legends Day outings)

2013 LEGENDS DAY FLASHBACK
ITS A-L-L GONE NOW...

Obviously, nearly some 730-days having passed by now, I only remember snippets of meeting the 21 former Indy 500 Drivers Saturday, May 25, 2013, especially since skipping last year's event.

As Max Papis is the only driver I can find any notes scribbled 'bout, with Billy Roe, Tyce Carlson, Bob Lazier coming to mind, whilst I know I scribbled 'bout thee Brackster' being in fine form along with enquiring to "double-D," aka Derek Daly "What's a Chin-wag?" Hooah!

Asked Mad Max if he still wears his red gloves - to which he said in his Italian brogue: ALWAYS! Red Gloves Rule! As Papis was probably the smartest driver of the day? As he not only promptly signed my program, chatted with me, but also handed me an autographed card of his current 'RASSCAR ride... Talk about self-promotion, eh?

2011 Legends Day Participants
The following 3-drivers "John Hancock's" (in alphabetical order) were obtained at the 2011 Legends Day autograph session...

Herm Johnson
DOB: 3/4/53; USA
I500 Starts: 2
Best Finish: 8th
Years: 1982, 1984

Max Papis
DOB: 10/3/69; Italy
I500 Starts: 2
Best Finish: 14th
Years: 2002, 2006

Eliseo Salazar
DOB: 11/14/54; Chile
I500 Starts: 6
Best Finish: 3rd
Years: 1995-97, 1999-2001
Team Scandia Alumni

Stumbled across this quite awhile ago, whilst doing my daily perusal of The Guardian's Sport section via my NFB Newsline for The Blind telephone service. As it regales a long ago event I wasn't privy to, simply known as Piquet v Salazar, when the hapless  Chilean punted off Brazilian F1 world champion at the 1982 German Grand Prix!


Or Y'all can watch the very short video of  said accident in; VIDEO: 1982 German Grand PrixShunt

Meanwhile, for my previous 2011 Legends Day incarnation, see: INDY 500: World’s Largest Autograph session - 2011

2012 Legends Day Participants
The following 5-drivers "John Hancock's" (in alphabetical order) were obtained at the 2012 Legends Day autograph session...

Kenny Brack
DOB: 3/21/66; Sweden
I500 Starts: 6
Best Finish: 1999 Indy 500 Winner
Years: 1997-99, 2002-03, 2005

Buzz Calkins
DOB: 5/2/71; USA
I500 Starts: 6
Best Finish: 10th
Years: 1996-2001

Phil Giebler
DOB: 3/5/79; USA
I500 Starts: 1
Best Finish: 29th
Year: 2007
Honours: 2007 Indy 500 rookie Of the Year

Johnny Parsons Jr.
DOB: 8/26/44; USA
I500 Starts: 12
Best Finish: 5th (twice)
Years: 1974-80, 1982-83, 1985-86, 1996

Billy Roe
DOB: 5/7/57; USA
I500 Starts: 2
Best Finish: 22nd
Years: 1997-98
Team Scandia Alumni

For my previous 2012 Legends Day incarnation, see: INDY 500: Legends Day Doce,Autograph session 2012 - The Sequel...

To continue reading the epic 2013 Legends Day Trilogy, see; INDY 500: Tres Legenditos' - 2013 IMS Legends Day Autographs - Group 1

(Photo Courtesy of No Fenders ‘Offical Photographer ‘CARPETS)

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