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  • It Was 60 Years Ago Today ...

    ... that Tony Hulman purchased the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from Eddie Rickenbacker. Nov. 14, 1945.

    A two-part package commemorating the anniversary started Friday at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, with part two live now on the site.

    Take care,
    PK

  • #2
    Thanks, Tony!!
    Have a very blessed day!

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    • #3
      This forum, USAC, and our "fandom" exist thanks to the Hulman family.

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      • #4
        I thought this was a Sgt. Pepper thread.
        BRAWNDO - THE THIRST MUTILATOR...IT'S GOT WHAT PLANTS CRAVE!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Media Boy
          I thought this was a Sgt. Pepper thread.
          me too... the band began to play.

          "Ooh woo, I'm a Rebel just for kicks, now
          I been feeling it since 1966, now..."

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          • #6
            Do you think the split started 60 years ago today? I guess the seeds were planted.
            “Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.” -- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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            • #7
              I am grateful to and have great respect for Tony Hulman. However, Many of IndyCar's current problems can be traced back to him.

              Sad but true.

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              • #8
                If Tony hadn't bought the track, and the track had been demolished and planted with houses, I shudder to imagine.

                Thank you Tony, Wilbur, and all the thousands of supporting staff over the years! You kept Indianapolis as the recognized capital of auto racing, FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by THIRD TURN
                  However, Many of IndyCar's current problems can be traced back to him. Sad but true.
                  Oh, never mind.............................................. ...
                  "There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt." John Adams 1826
                  Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
                  www.fairtax.org

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by turnrightgoleft
                    If Tony hadn't bought the track, and the track had been demolished and planted with houses, I shudder to imagine.

                    Thank you Tony, Wilbur, and all the thousands of supporting staff over the years! You kept Indianapolis as the recognized capital of auto racing, FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD.


                    And I'll be there Thursday evening at the Flagroom to hoist a beer in their honor!
                    Camp and Brew Did Not Make Indianapolis
                    It's Indianapolis that made Camp and Brew what it is.

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                    • #11
                      Just think - How would "SPEEDWAY" have justified its name. There are so many "What IFS," I cannot fathom it happening. It definitely would have been "Indianoplace." Pro Football? Pro Basketball would they be here? It was probably the most defining moment in the history of Indianapolis - even the decision to make it the state capital does not equal it - all for the price of $750,000 - OF PRIVATE MONEY!
                      Witnessed Mario's "Miracle at Indy"...Watched 3 win their 4th Indy 500...Was there for Petty's 200th win...Saw the last Novi qualify

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Media Boy
                        I thought this was a Sgt. Pepper thread.




                        But actually it was only 20 years ago today:


                        Sgt. Pepper's Lonely
                        Hearts Club Band

                        Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

                        It was twenty years ago today,
                        Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play
                        They've been going in and out of style
                        But they're guaranteed to raise a smile.
                        So may I introduce to you
                        The act you've known for all these years,
                        Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
                        We're Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,
                        We hope you will enjoy the show,
                        We're Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,
                        Sit back and let the evening go.
                        Sgt. Pepper's lonely, Sgt. Pepper's lonely,
                        Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
                        It's wonderful to be here,
                        It's certainly a thrill.
                        You're such a lovely audience,
                        We'd like to take you home with us,
                        We'd love to take you home.
                        I don't really want to stop the show,
                        But I thought that you might like to know,
                        That the singer's going to sing a song,
                        And he wants you all to sing along.
                        So let me introduce to you
                        The one and only Billy Shears
                        And Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

                        A Little Help From My Friends

                        A little help from my friends
                        What would you think if I sang out of tune,
                        Would you stand up and walk out on me.
                        Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song,
                        And I'll try not to sing out of key.
                        I get by with a little help from my friends,
                        I get high with a little help from my friends,
                        Going to try with a little help from my friends.
                        What do iI do when my love is away.
                        (Does it worry you to be alone)
                        How do I feel by the end of the day
                        (Are you sad because you're on your own)
                        No I get by with a little help from my friends,
                        Do you need anybody,
                        I need somebody to love.
                        Could it be anybody
                        I want somebody to love.
                        Would you believe in a love at first sight,
                        Yes I'm certain that it happens all the time.
                        What do you see when you turn out the light,
                        I can't tell you, but I know it's mine.
                        Oh I get by with a little help from my friends,
                        Do you need anybody,
                        I just need somebody to love,
                        Could it be anybody,
                        I want somebody to love.
                        I get by with a little help from my friends,
                        Yes I get by with a little help from my friends,
                        With a little help from my friends.
                        After years of fighting and a split, guess what, we are all IndyCar

                        October will always be a sad racing month for me. RIP Greg and Dan. You both were great and we miss you.

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                        • #13
                          You had to look up the words, I'll bet. I didn't:

                          For the benefit of Mr. Kite
                          there will be a show tonight on trampoline.
                          The Hendersons will all be there,
                          late of Pablo Fanque's Fair.
                          What a scene!

                          Over men and horses, hoops and garters,
                          lastly through a hogshead of real fire.
                          In this way Mr. K. will challenge the world!

                          Still hard to believe they only recorded together for 7 years.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jim Wilke
                            You had to look up the words, I'll bet. I didn't:
                            I had to for a couple of the word in Sgt Peppers, but would not have had to for "A Little Help From my Firends." I did look them up on a Beatles site that has the lyrics to all their albums. Pretty cool site actually.


                            And yes, it is hard to believe they recorded so many great songs in just a few years. What talent in that group and what song writing.


                            And thanks to Mr. Hulman for buying th speedway too.
                            After years of fighting and a split, guess what, we are all IndyCar

                            October will always be a sad racing month for me. RIP Greg and Dan. You both were great and we miss you.

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                            • #15
                              I know this thread was passing on, but I just got my new weekly National Speed Sport News today. Argabright has another wonderful column, about this anniversary.

                              One paragraph of Dave's - "The Speedway belongs to all of us. It always has. It is the place where men are reduced to tears by the mere playing of one simple song. A place where generations have basked in the greatness of auto racing, each dramatic episode seared into their souls. A place where dozens of men and women have either soared or fallen, where fortunes have been made or lost, an entity too great to simply be referred to as real estate."

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