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    I remember well all the streakers in the miserable rainouts of '74, but I don't recall one getting into the flagstand! You can buy this faded AP wire photo on E-bay....
    I hope that is not a TFer back in his wild and crazy days!!
    http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/...ats=0&format=0
    "Charging a man with murder here was like handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500."- Capt. Willard, Apocolypse Now
    "Ain't nuthin' like [being with a woman], 'cept maybe the Indy 500."- Bunny, Platoon
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Stick500
    I remember well all the streakers in the miserable rainouts of '74, but I don't recall one getting into the flagstand! You can buy this faded AP wire photo on E-bay....
    I hope that is not a TFer back in his wild and crazy days!!
    http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/...ats=0&format=0
    The Streak, by Ray Stevens

    Here he comes, look at that, look at that
    There he goes, look at that, look at that
    And he ain't wearin' no clothes

    Oh, yes, they call him the Streak
    Look at that, look at that
    Fastest thing on two feet
    Look at that, look at that
    He's just as proud as he can be
    Of his anatomy
    He goin' give us a peek

    Oh, yes, they call him the Streak
    Look at that, look at that
    He likes to show off his physique
    Look at that, look at that
    If there's an audience to be found
    He'll be streakin' around
    Invitin' public critique

    former CART licensee

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    • #3
      I believe that happened right in front of me. Three of us, dad, brother and I were there for qualifying. The guy climbed the starters stand fron the track side. Either going up or down, the guy fell off the stand onto the track. My stomach wrenched, because he must have fallen 20 feet down on his back, and I assume he hit his head on the track. Since I don't live in Indy, never did get to learn what happened to the guy.

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      • #4
        Eeeeewww! Being naked and injured, not a very good day....there had to be major shrinkage as well....
        "Charging a man with murder here was like handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500."- Capt. Willard, Apocolypse Now
        "Ain't nuthin' like [being with a woman], 'cept maybe the Indy 500."- Bunny, Platoon
        "To alcohol! The cause of- and solution to- all of life's problems."- Homer J. Simpson

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        • #5
          I 'uz there. Don't look, Ethyl!



          -Calhoun

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          • #6
            He was smart enough to leave his shoes on for the escape! That is too strange. -cap

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            • #7
              Is that the back of King Richard Petty's head in the STP shirt???

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              • #8
                Also note the crowds for qualifying back then!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cbreez99
                  Is that the back of King Richard Petty's head in the STP shirt???
                  I'd say that looks more like George Bignotti- wasn't he still with STP in '74?
                  The King would have had his cowboy hat on.....
                  "Charging a man with murder here was like handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500."- Capt. Willard, Apocolypse Now
                  "Ain't nuthin' like [being with a woman], 'cept maybe the Indy 500."- Bunny, Platoon
                  "To alcohol! The cause of- and solution to- all of life's problems."- Homer J. Simpson

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cbreez99
                    Also note the crowds for qualifying back then!
                    It is not a coincidence that the crowds dropped off significantly immediately after this stunt!

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                    • #11
                      I remember that day well, and yes, he took a heck of a fall but got up & ran off somewhere.

                      IIRC, it rained like hell later on that day - our punishment for having looked?
                      #BCForever

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                      • #12
                        "I said wave the FLAG, dammit, the flag!!!!"
                        "It was actually fun, because you're back fully driving again in these trucks. Ninety percent of the tracks we go to in the IRL, you're flat-out. I was having to lift off the corners some here." - Buddy Rice

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Calhoun
                          I 'uz there. Don't look, Ethyl!



                          -Calhoun
                          I don't know which photo is worse, this one, or the AP photo -cap

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                          • #14
                            So much for Helio being the first fence climber

                            Johnny Rutherford said that same year on race day (he won the race) that on his victory lap, the hippies and streakers started storming the track. I have not seen much video or photographic evidence of this except one film clip (which clearly shows people on the track).

                            That was the straw that broke the back, and from that point on, they no longer let cars "finish" the race after the winner took the checkered flag. From then on, the race was "flagged." (although due to rain, the rule wasn't observed as intended until '77).
                            Doctorindy.com

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                            • #15
                              As if the photo inthe thread wasn't bad enough. Why did I look at the AP photo?!?!

                              MY EYES!!!
                              To a New Yorker like yourself, a hero is some type of weird sandwich. Not some nut who takes on three Tigers!

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