Happy Birthday JI500!

Happy 17th birthday JI500! The original Johnson’s Indy 500 went online on this day, August 6, back in 1998. Thank’s to the venerable internet Way Back Machine, we can still get a glimpse of what it once looked like in the dark ages of the “world wide web.” Times certainly have changed.

2005 The Talk of Gasoline Alley

With Dave “The King” Wilson. 5-2-2005 Riding mechanics as relief drivers, Riding mechanics as future qualifiers for the 500, History of qualifying format/procedure, Riding mechanics still living, Pat O’Connor, Jim Robbins Special. Download 5-2-2005.mp3 5-3-2005 No show due to Pacers game 5-4-2005 Botany 500 turbine car, Percent of female drivers qualified vs. entered, Victory Banquet, … More 2005 The Talk of Gasoline Alley

2004 The Talk of Gasoline Alley

With Dave “The King” Wilson. 5-3-2004 (Mon): Don Branson, Ed Elisian, 1971 pace car crash, Eldon Rasmussen, Roger McCluskey, Larry Foyt, 1939 race, Denny Zimmerman & Frank Fiore in 1971. Download 5-3-2004.mp3 5-4-2004 (Tue): Carl Williams, Jochen Rindt, Ritchie Ginther, Ronnie Buckman, trying to identify an orange wing with “Technique”, Rick Muther, favorite stories Donald … More 2004 The Talk of Gasoline Alley