Archive for May 25th, 2003

Went to the Indy 500

Sunday, May 25th, 2003

Saw Muhammad Ali up close.. about 15 feet away as he was getting out of a van to go inside. He looks pretty bad.

Saw some Lear Jets do a flyover, one went just about veritcal it looked like.

B2 did a fly-by down the front straight, then another across the north side of the track. Both times it went right over us.

Saw a car flip over and slide about 100 yards… Safety crew was there within seconds, flipped the car over with 6 guys, and the driver walked away. Four or five years ago and the driver would have been seriously injured, if not dead.

Saw a “replica” Ferrari 2002 F1 car in a Firestone display. It was right next to a IRL car. They look so similar on TV, but are so different up close.

The Chevy SSR was the “pace vehicle”. Pretty sharp lookin car. They said it should be in showrooms late summer.

Some service members rode around the track in the back of Silverados before the race and they got a standing ovation.

That NYPD officer who retired and started opera singing did the National Anthem and did a kick ass job. He was awesome. Wynona Judd sung some song, meh.

Didn’t take my camera this year because all my pictures last year were crappy… I regret that decision.

The Borgg-Warner trophy is now filled up. They can’t put any more faces on it (each winner has his face engraved on the trophy), so they’re going to have to change it so they can fit more faces.