• 1070-AM WIBC: Donald Davidson with Dave “The King” Wilson hosting (hour #1)
  • Network Indiana Shows (hour #2) during part of the month
  • Most shows take place at the Dreyer and Reinbold garage in Gasoline Alley
  • Some shows were pre-empted or shortened due to Pacers playoff games.
  • Podcasts downloadable online for the first time

[Monday 5-1-2006]
(WIBC)
Flying Wheel logo, Pat O’Connor, George Bignotti, One-off cars, Ryan’s Trackforum plug/C+S Motorsports, Michael Greenfield, Will there ever be a different Pace car than a Corvette?, Buddy Lazier’s Viper, 6-wheeled cars, Pat Vidan.


[Tuesday 5-2-2006]
(WIBC)
Greg Weld, 1958 O’Connor crash, Scoring Pylon, Jules Goux.


[Wednesday 5-3–2006]
(WIBC)
1958 Pat O’Connor crash, Bob Veith, Dick Simon, Baby Born at Speedway?, Tallest driver.


[Thursday 5-4-2006]
(WIBC)
USAC “24 Hour Rule”, Lowest starting position to lead the first lap.


[Friday 5-5-2006]
(WIBC)
Barbershop/Chet Miller (D), Wilbur D’Alene, “Comebacks” from retirement (P), Controversy over Bill Puterbaugh’s car sold.


[Saturday 5-6-2006]
(WIBC)
No show? / No recording.


[Sunday 5-7-2006]
(WIBC)
No show? / No recording.


[Monday 5-8-2006]
(WIBC)
Pat Flaherty, Peter Kreis, Living winners before 1970, Bobby Grim, 1946 Pace Car, Eldon Rasmussen.


[Tuesday 5-9-2006]
(WIBC)
Changes in “Happy Hour” due to Daylight Saving Time, Lap Prize money, More about Happy Hour, 1960 front row was late arriving, Chet Richer-appears in panorama photo twice, Jack Beckley (J).


[Wednesday 5-10-2006]
(WIBC)
Pat Flaherty’s shamrock, 500 Program, Bobby Unser vs. Andy Granatelli, Norm Hall.


[Wednesday 5-10-2006]
(Network Indiana)
Paul from Racine calling from Virginia: Leo Mehl, Dave from Marion…mechanic Don Brown, average speed without yellow laps (Donald takes a shot at CART red flagging the 2002 race at Fontana to try to set the 500-mile speed record), George Connor, Doc Williams, Wilbur Shaw keeping his plane at the Speedway, follow up on Jack Beckley, Smokey Yunick.


[Thursday 5-11-2006]
(WIBC)
Sid Collin’s eulogy for Eddie Sachs, Ron Hemelgarn (P), Restoration status of the Marmon Wasp, Fred Agabashian, Mel Keneally.


[Thursday 5-11-2006]
(Network Indiana)
Dave from Marion: Rich Volger, 1966 Jim Clark and Al Unser and the scoring dispute (history of scoring methods), Tom Bigelow and his time with Rolla Volsted in the 1970s, The 500 Oldtimers’ Club, Dick and Jim Rathmann, A driver who gets bumped is not a successful qualifying attempt, Michael Roe, Ed Elsian (drivers stopping to help other drivers), Cotton Henning part 1.


[Friday 5-12-2006]
(WIBC)
Novis, Fantasy 500, Bruce Walkup, the qualifying line spreading over two days, caution flag procedures over the years (PACER), Jimmy Murphy/Phil Caliva.


[Friday 5-12-2006]
(Network Indiana)
Jerry from Delphi: Cotton Henning part 2, Dave from Marion: Johnny Thompson, Stevens house outside of turn 1, retired former 500 winners that came back to race again, and old photo of Donald, Rolla Volsted.


[Saturday 5-13-2006]
(WIBC)
Pole Day was rained out, TOGA was used as filler during the afternoon – Ray Harroun/Book recommendations, time trials occurring “late” or close to race day, 1968 time trials on a Monday, Donald’s trip around the world, Larry Rice interview, Michael Andretti lap leader stats, David Ward call in about Rick Muther/A.L. Freeman, Dave Argabright interview about the Chris Economacki biography, waited on hold to get no information about Mel Keneally, some driver told me he was “the first driver to hit 150 mph unofficially, then blew up down the backstretch” and Donald thinks he’s talking about Ralph Liguori, and denied the 150 mph claim, Drivers who dropped out on the parade/pace laps before the green flag, Cliff Hucul, rain tires at Indy, Ronnie Duman (other drivers who owned homes in Speedway, Indiana), Sam Sessions, Entry fee for the race, Polesitters missing the race (only one was Brayton), Where are the drivers: Lloyd Ruby/Jim McElreath/Jim Hurtubise (he’s dead)/Stan Fox (he’s dead), more about Speedway residents, Pennzoil sponsored drivers in IRL years, recollections on old timers/A.J. stories, Donald Davidson’s life story.


[Sunday 5-14-2006]
(WIBC)
Time Trials was rained out, TOGA was used as filler during the afternoon.


[Monday 5-15-2006]
(WIBC)
Best racing films (“Grand Prix” premier), Union Carbide, 500 Memorabilia, Corky Andretti calls in and tells the true story about the 1969 pace car (Mario did not trade it in, and Aldo got a flat tire on the way home), corrections about A.J. Foyt’s top tens from the day before, Bob Wente, Best drivers in regards to “time behind the winner”.


[Monday 5-15-2006]
(Network Indiana)
Race with two white flags, hypothetical 1989 finish with Raul Boesel/Mario Andretti/A.J. Foyt/Scott Brayton, Russ Snowberger, Mike Boyle, retired drivers returning to race again, green cars winning the race, Roger McCluskey, the barn over by the golf course, fire at Donald’s house…Ray Harroun photo lost in the fire, Vel Miletich.


[Tuesday 5-16-2006]
(WIBC)
Don Smith’s (from Terra Haute and the fairgrounds) involvement with the Sumar Special, replacement drivers for injured drivers / Will Donald come to “Camp and Brew”?, Wagner Lockheed Brake Fluid and the Turbine (not another guy asking about the Turbine!), what was the second hard paved track in the U.S. (if IMS was the first). Arnie Knepper (J).


[Tuesday 5-16-2006]
(Network Indiana)
No show? / No recording.


[Wednesday 5-17-2006]
(WIBC)
USAC drivers racing at Le Mans in 1960s, Rex Mays races at Riverside (which featured F1 participants), Tires (too much of a “gearhead” question), driver or owner going on to notoriety after working at the race, i.e. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle, 1958 Pat O’Connor crash (abbreviated response), IRP road course.


[Wednesday 5-17-2006]
(Network Indiana)
Bill Vukovich Jr., Lee Kunzman, Ted Field and Danny Ongais, the term “Specials”, A.J. Foyt with Goodyear tires in 1964.


[Thursday 5-18-2006]
(WIBC)
More info about the IRP question from previous night, Bob Fletcher (P), Herb Porter, Bobby Marshman.


[Thursday 5-18-2006]
(Network Indiana)
Dave from Marion asks for an A.J. Foyt profile, Foyt’s Springfield/Milwaukee double with a dirt car (includes gas cap story), plug about the Pace Car Reunion and Throwback Day, more on Foyt…1961 finish, other Foyt luck/wins, the terms: Track Roadster, Sprint Cars, Midgets, etc., Jean “Gene” Marcenac, 16th Street Speedway (both versions), is Danny Ongais at the track, Kevin Cogan…also imposter visiting the museum claiming he was Cogan.


[Friday 5-19-2006]
(WIBC)
No show? / No recording.


[Friday 5-19-2006]
(Network Indiana)
Discussion about the Pace Car Reunion and Throwback Day, Jack Hewitt, 1974 race, 1979 qualifying controversy, riding mechanics, Ray Harroun and the rear view mirror, Lewis Strang, also Strang in 1909 photo of the model of the Speedway, Granatelli history at the Speedway, more talk about Throwback Day (ice cream with the wooden spoon), Paul from Wisconsin discusses Donald’s stand on the 1981 controversy, Jerry O’Connell (skipped), 1973 and 1982…driver killed on qualifying day and Gordon Johncock won both years, Phil Hedbeck dumping silver dollars into helmet for 150 mph and 200mph as well as Janet Guthrie.


[Saturday 5-20-2006]
(WIBC)
Pole Day time trials.


[Sunday 5-21-2006]
(WIBC)
Bump Day time trials.


[Monday 5-22-2006]
(WIBC)
Eddie Sachs, 1968-69 Chuck Booth’s Speedy’s Roasted Chicken Special, Lloyd Ruby ripping the fuel hose out in 1969, Don “The Rabbit” Brown, the Kevin Cogan crash at the start in 1982.


[Monday 5-22-2006]
(Network Indiana)
Jerry O’Connell and Jud Phillips, story about drivers taking over Mike Mosely’s ride in 1975…Bobby Unser, Al Unser, Mario Andretti at Michigan/Trenton/Phoenix, Sugarripe Prunes reference, more Mike Mosely memories, Dave from Marion asks about Johnny Boyd (again), last front engine car to make a qualifying attempt.


[Tuesday 5-23-2006]
(WIBC)
First driver to hit the SAFER Barrier (Robbie McGehee), starting grid in exact order of speed rank from top to bottom, 1971 pace car crash, driver waved off due to lack of speed, Joe Langley, A.J. Foyt in 1964 wearing a Goodyear uniform but using Firestone tires, 1967 great drivers that failed to qualify, most Indy car race winners in the field, who was the most debonair driver, when did they start and stop using the term “Special,” the alternate in the 2006 race (not used anymore).


[Tuesday 5-23-2006]
(Network Indiana)
No show? / No recording.


[Wednesday 5-24-2006]
(WIBC)
Relief drivers, Bobby Grim, asking about what type of milk the drivers desired in victory lane (what would happen if there was a lactose intolerant driver or someone with a milk allergy), highest car counts, Menopause Manor sign (question ignored), who paid $5000 for a garage without a car? (question ignored), Jigger Sirios (short answer), Troy Ruttman, origin of the command “Gentlemen Start You Engines” (Donald doesn’t fully answer), Belond Special, the old and new garages (1985), what if the race ended in a tie (unlikely), who was burned in the 1919 race, Rick Mears 1981 pit fire (fuel nozzle).


[Wednesday 5-24-2006]
(Network Indiana)
When did the jet dryer come along, races that had rain delays, Babe Stapp, prominent owners who never won the 500, television history of the 500.


[Thursday 5-25-2006]
(WIBC)
No show? / No recording.


[Thursday 5-25-2006]
(Network Indiana)
Dave: Gary Bettenhausen, Pat Patrick, the Pat Clancy 6 wheeled car, Ernie Tripplet, Darl Wibel, Jerry: Fred Frame, Chuck Booth, John Menard/Herm Johnson.


[Friday 5-26-2006]
(WIBC)
Carb Day recap from IMS Radio Network, Bill Cantrel, Donald’s stories about meeting with various Pre-WWII Indy 500 winners or their relatives, Donald’s stories about Ray Harroun, last upright dirt car in the race, Leo Goossen of Offenhauser, tallest and shortest winners of the 500, Fred Frame, how many drivers have led a lap, as seen in the 1936 film “Speed,” what were the drivers pumping on the car (oil pump).


[Friday 5-26-2006]
(Network Indiana)
Pat Patrick again, Gordon Johncock’s 1973 dinner at Burger Chef, Mark Donohue 1972, driver with the most attempts before actually qualifying…most attempts with never qualifying, effort to document relief drivers, Johnny Sawyer, drivers named Smith and Mark Smith of 1993-94 and his father (Spruce Goose), Johnnie Parsons Sr….Donald’s trip around the world.


[Saturday 5-27-2006]
(WIBC)
All Night Race Party (1984, 1976, 1996 race replays) The 1984 race, Michael Andretti and the rookies in 1984, Max Beaver, the 1984 Pontiac Fiero pace car, Pat Bedard, memories, Emerson Fittipaldi, Paul Page (“Intercourse Racing”), Bob Lowell, 1976 memories, Janet Guthrie in 1976, Paul Page’s tenure as a pit reporter, 1976 memories, Sally Larvick and Nicole Manske.


[Sunday 5-28-2006]
(WIBC)
Post Race Drive Home Show – Interviews with Max Papis, Aldo Andretti, Ed Carpenter, Arie Luyendyk, Eddie Cheever, Vince Welch, Kevin Lee, Linda Conti, etc. Donald came on at 6:30 pm…brief recap of the finish, Peter Revson, youngest winner, closest three-car finish, winners from the pole, most top tens/most consecutive top tens, Al Loquasto, questions about the race, how many bricks in the track, car #6 winning the race, questions about pit exit rules, the Jigger Sorois question…again, Scott Sharp, Mark Smith…again, questions about how Hornish came back to win, City of Kenosha Special, Michael Andretti with 3 cars in the top 5.


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