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    A while back somebody somewhere mentioned these babies. I was in southern Indiana last weekend, so I took these pictures. These are life-sized limestone carvings.









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  • #2
    Man, them things ROCK, sorry, just had to do it.
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    • #3
      And I thought this thread was about the Whittingtons, Randy Lanier, Salt Walther, and John Paul Sr.


      These are some very cool stone cars!
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      • #4
        Absolutely beautiful works of art. These (and more) should be lining sidewalks or something at the speedway!


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        • #5
          Where are they???? MUST KNOW! MUST KNOW! Somewhere around Bedford or Mitchell, possibly Oolitic, I would guess...but exactly where? MUST VISIT! MUST VISIT!

          Sorry, got a bit carried away. I love Bedford limestone, having crawled around quite a bit of it in my time, and appreciate good stonework. But to combine it with racing...yow!!!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by ThingsThatExplode
            Where are they???? MUST KNOW! MUST KNOW! Somewhere around Bedford or Mitchell, possibly Oolitic, I would guess...but exactly where? MUST VISIT! MUST VISIT!

            Sorry, got a bit carried away. I love Bedford limestone, having crawled around quite a bit of it in my time, and appreciate good stonework. But to combine it with racing...yow!!!
            At the Auto and Race car museum, right off of 37 in Bedford on 16th street.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Roadrage
              And I thought this thread was about the Whittingtons, Randy Lanier, Salt Walther, and John Paul Sr.
              Don't forget Billie Harvey and Gary Balough.

              Are these seriously parked atop flatbed trucks, or were they being moved to a truly permanent location?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bever911
                At the Auto and Race car museum, right off of 37 in Bedford on 16th street.
                Are you talking about the place in the shopping center? Right across from what used to be a K-Mart? I have been caving quite a bit in the general vicinity (including within a few thousand feet of the spot!) and have stopped at that place several times but never had the time and/or money to go in. What's there? Any web links have any info?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by theunions
                  Don't forget Billie Harvey and Gary Balough.
                  A pity about Balough. I firmly believe the man could've won in anything he cared to sit in--including Indy cars. Remember when he won the Syracuse modified race in a "ground effects Lincoln Continental" built by Kenny Weld? Holy cow.

                  Speaking of John Paul Jr., is he through? And why? He's still fairly young and was always loaded with talent. Some of the folks mentioned in this thread deserved their fate, but JP isn't one of 'em. He's one of the many I'd test were I a team owner right now.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Stoned Race Cars

                    Originally posted by Walter Zoomie
                    A while back somebody somewhere mentioned these babies. I was in southern Indiana last weekend, so I took these pictures. These are life-sized limestone carvings.









                    Walter, Hope you took the time to go inside. Nice collection of a variety of race cars. I believe it was only $3.00 to get in.
                    "The older I get, the faster I used to be!"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ThingsThatExplode
                      Are you talking about the place in the shopping center? Right across from what used to be a K-Mart? I have been caving quite a bit in the general vicinity (including within a few thousand feet of the spot!) and have stopped at that place several times but never had the time and/or money to go in. What's there? Any web links have any info?
                      Here ya go.
                      linky
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by theunions


                        Are these seriously parked atop flatbed trucks, or were they being moved to a truly permanent location?

                        Yes, the carvings are on flatbeds, I would imagine more or less permanently, unless somebody was to pony up some cash to buy one. The rigs are vintage, with one of them old enough that my dad could have driven it.



                        My dad and grandfather both worked in the stone mills.

                        I didn't go into the museum, because it was early in the morning. Besides, I was down there to shoot pics of other things besides race cars, but I guess I managed to get some shots of cars anyway!

                        Here's the link to the photos I took.

                        http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/Albu...a=30791598&f=0

                        Be advised that many of the photos will only make sense to members of my immediate family, but there are some decent shots of rustic southern Indiana.
                        Last edited by Walter Zoomie; 07-30-2003, 04:18 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Growing up, I lived in a house made with Indiana Limestone. I sure do miss that old place.

                          BTW, those cars are beautiful. IMS should buy them and put them on display.
                          Chicago Blackhawks done didn't do it again!

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                          • #14
                            Wonder if the wife would mind if I put one of those in the flowerbed ?

                            Is it May yet ?

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                            • #15
                              In NSSN today in Economaki's column, it's said that the Bedford museum is in danger of losing it's site to commercial development. Would be a shame.
                              Wayne
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