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PR Move: Drive cars from nearby downtown to the track

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  • PR Move: Drive cars from nearby downtown to the track

    The thread about driving the Indy cars to the Cincinnati ballpark got me thinking. How cool it would be for the cars to make the full trip down the interstate from Cincinnati all the way to Beltera, with police escort. Fans could follow them on cars and motorcycles. It would make the local news that night. How much wear would that put on the cars? Would it be too costly?

    For the 2004 schedule, these are the parades that could be done:

    Feb. 29 Homestead-Miami Speedway
    Toyota Indy 300
    Parade from downtown Miami or Ft. Lauderdale to Homestead

    March 21 Phoenix International Raceway
    Parade from downtown Phoenix to PIR

    TBA Twin Ring Motegi Indy Japan 300

    May 30 Indianapolis Motor Speedway 88th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race
    Parade from downtown Indy to the track associated with the marathon race or the 500 Festival Parade.

    June 12 Texas Motor Speedway Bombardier 500
    Parade from downtown Dallas to TMS

    June 26 Richmond International Raceway SunTrust Indy Challenge
    Parade from downtown Richmond to RIR

    July 4 Kansas Speedway
    Parade from Kansas City to Kansas Speedway

    July 17 Nashville Superspeedway Firestone Indy 200
    Parade from downtown Nashville near the original Grand Ole Opry to Nashville Superspeedway

    July 25 The Milwaukee Mile
    Parade from downtown Milwaukee to the mile

    Aug. 1 Michigan International Speedway Firestone Indy 400
    Too far from Detroit?

    Aug. 15 Kentucky Speedway Belterra Casino Indy 300
    Parade from downtown Cincinnati to Kentucky Speedway

    Aug. 22 Pikes Peak International Raceway Honda Indy 225
    Parade from downtown Colorado Springs to PPIR

    Aug. 29 Nazareth Speedway Firestone Indy 225
    Parade from downtown Nazareth to Nazareth Speedway

    Sept. 12 Chicagoland Speedway Delphi Indy 300
    Too far from Chicago?

    Oct. 3 California Speedway Toyota Indy 400
    Parade from downtown Fontana(??) to California Speedway (too far from downtown LA?)

    Oct. 17 Texas Motor Speedway Chevy 500
    No repeat parade
    Barney Oldfield - AJ Foyt - Jim Clark - Dan Gurney - IMS - IMS YT - INDYCAR - INDYCAR YT

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    "June 12 Texas Motor Speedway Bombardier 500
    Parade from downtown Dallas to TMS."

    They'd need a refuel stop somewhere out by DVW.
    "You people worry too much. Strive for change. Root for your favorites. Enjoy the racing. Drop the flag." rev-ed, 3/04


    • #3
      Driving the cars down the streets are cool. I like it.
      But, how about tieing up the traffic, causing acidents, etc? Could have it's negatives??

      But, somehting close to,, in areas the week before the race put showcars on trailers and tow them around. Stop at Walmart parking lots, 7-11's!!! Midas has sponsored TMS races,, park at Midas and get local radio stations to advertise it. One of the creditcard companies has an old Sneva Texaco car they take to State fairs to display.... do more!
      "OWRS did not return phone calls."


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