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Camping out tonight and Sat. night about 50 miles South of town. I've gotta run up to the hotel tomorrow afternoon to pick up my passes. Was thinking about heading into town this evening for some cruisin. Anyone in town yet? Hit me @ 229-798-0664

Looks like I'm gonna go to the F1 race Sunday before heading over to the hotel. Got a call this afternoon from a friend I'm doing business with and it turns out his company is a sponsor for McClaren. Snagged a corporate paddock/pit pass for Sunday with breakfast with the McClaren crew. This week is gonna be a helluva lot of fun!!!!
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Originally posted by Boilermaker:
Snagged a corporate paddock/pit pass for Sunday with breakfast with the McClaren crew. This week is gonna be a helluva lot of fun!!!!
Lucky SOB enjoy and take lots of pics

Checkin into what's happening this weekend.

Big Concours car show downtown on Sat.

Car Club Downtown Cruise
The Grand Week in Indy Car Cruises in downtown Indianapolis will feature some of the world’s fastest and most exotic street automobiles. Due to the popularity of the car cruises during USGP weekend, two additional cruises have been added for 2006.

Car brands included in the “Grand Week” cruises are Ferrari, Mercedes, BMW, Lotus, Corvette, Porsche, Jaguar, Mini Cooper and Miata, plus a mix of other vintage automobiles. Car cruises will take place between 3:30-7:45 p.m. Friday, June 30 and 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1. Most cruises will start and end at the Indianapolis Zoo parking lot, traversing downtown in the process.

The Ferrari cruise June 30 will start at the Zoo at 3:30 p.m. and end at Monument Circle. This cruise will lead into the Ferrari Club of America’s “A Gathering of Ferraris” display from 4-8 p.m. at Monument Circle.


•Visitors to IMS during USGP activities Friday, June 30 through Sunday, July 2 also can view dozens of exotic vehicles up-close at the IMS Car Corral from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 30-July 1 and from 6 a.m.-5 p.m. on Race Day, Sunday, July 2.

The corral will be located on the backstretch of the Speedway’s famous 2.5-mile oval.

Trying to find more links to local cruise in's. No luck yet.
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Originally posted by Boilermaker:

Trying to find more links to local cruise in's. No luck yet.
About the only place I can think of is down in Greenwood at the Sud's. That's where you guys came to last year when you were finalizing the stuff for the Nat's. It should be pretty packed now though.
Not the ghost town it was that nite. :D
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The first one sounds like it might be a good time. Anyone for a warm up?

July 1, 2006 - Annual National Guard Car-Bike-Truck Show. Held At The Indiana War Memorials 431 North Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN. 1 July 06, 2006 Registration 0900-1200 Awards 1500 Enter on Michigan St from Pennsylvania St. Military Displays, Lots of door prizes, Food-Music. Two Paint jobs from Maaco and a transmission from Bradley*s will be given away. Trophies to Top 50 cars selected. 17 Specialty Trophies awarded. Free T-Shirt to first 100 registered. Early Bird till 15 June $15 After 15 June $18. All bills are paid. Every dime collected goes to the National Guard Scholarship fund for service members and their dependants. Thanks for all your support. J. Stewart Goodwin, Brigadier General, IN ANG Executive Director, Indiana War Memorials Commission. [email protected]

July 2, 2006 - Avon Dog N Suds Hwy 36 West. Registration 8:00am Till Noon. fee $15.00. Awards 2:00pm For Top 25 Open Class , Best AC Shelby Corbra, Best 302 Boss, Best Mach I Mustang, Best Cuda, Best Charger, Best Chalanger, Best Road Runner, Best GTO, Best Corvette, Best Trans AM, Best Street Rod, Best Chevelle, Best Z28 Camaro, Best Nova, (THREE Best of Show Classes) Class (A) Best in Show Street Rods Customs. Class (B) Best in Show Original Cars/Trucks All Years. Class (C) Best in Show Muscle Cars Street Machines Pro-Streets All 4x4. Dash Plaques, Music Door Prizes And Great Dog N Suds Food. Contact Tom at (317) 272-0700 or email [email protected]
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Tom Adams, Jose Rodriguez, Charles Henry and myself are in Memphis now. We should be arriving tomorrow afternoon.

SSee ya'll there!
Went to the car show downtown this morning. Who's standing there with a camera taking pics of the entries? No one else but CHINO!!! You Latin Devil, you! What a small world. Hung out most of the day being amazed by some really nice mechanical creations Indiana has to offer. I'll post a link to Chino's pics once he posts up.

This incredible lil speedster hot rod pulled in real late and I invited him to park next to me so I could talk to him about his car.

Turns out the guy (and his wonderful wife) I was talking to was none other than Mike Spitzer. If you've never heard of him... He recently received a NHRA Life Time Acheivement Award for his 35 years of work building and racing dragsters. This guy is a hoot! He invited me and a few of my friends (Black Sunshine will carry four passengers..) to come visit his shop sometime this coming week to see what he's building now. From the look of his lil Speedster, his carbon fibre shop must be second to none.

Man, things are going well. No hurricanes in the forcast. Made it safely to Indianapolis. Caught a great car show. Made a few new friends. Caught some leads on some new electronics (THANKS Chino!).

Finished up at the show and headed over to the hotel. Picked up a lil package I'm sure is gonna make this week even more incredible. One Team McLaren Corporate Paddock Pass for Sunday. (I'm goin out to get more batteries for the camera right now.)

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I dunno about the F1 race, but I do know about the champagne room at the Gold Club :D

What's that song..............

I'm in love with a stripper :D :D :D
I think Gene is having tooooo much fun. :D

Wish I was in Indy with you guys.
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Ha, ha. Yep, Paul, good memories. I still miss Atlanta's Gold Club.

Bob, hush. Don't tell anyone! OK?

Just got checked into one of the "un-remodeled" rooms. Took about an hour for them to get a remodeled room ready for me. Moved now (RM 553). Cool!

Cause I just about cooked at the race today. But what a day. Go to the track at 8 am. Did the early pit row walk before the crowds got there. One of the Mercedes PR guys grabbed me and took me right up to the garage. I have to say I was in an extreme state of awe. Speechless. Dumbfounded. Just plain awe-struck. All I can keep thinking about is finding out who makes those brakes. 200 MPH to 60 MPH in 100 yards. WOW! All Juan Pablo kept talking about was how easy driving the car is. He said, "It's point and shoot.".

A few teasers and the link to the 100-something pics I took. Got some good ones. More pics being uploaded as I type and you read.

Me and Juan Pablo's car.

My dream 14" brakes.

You shoulda seen the poor tire manager unwrapping all those tires (plus the 60 other ones out back), popping the valves and restacking them for transport. 32 tons of equipment shipped in on 4 747's just for McLaren.

Nice headers and one hell of a small package.

The Mercedes Paddock Club. Great Breakfast. Great lunch. Swwwwwweet hospitality package. Free drinks all day. There are some VERY rich people hangin around here.

Juan Pablo flew into town this morning after attending Daytona last night.

I heard that Jeff Gordon came back up with him.

I don't know what happened here. My finger musta slipped.

You have been invited to visit a photo album

Updates in the morning. Gonna take a shower and hit the parking lot lounge and get very drunk.
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Great photos Gene. Thanks for uplinking.
Thanks, Karl. Hope to see ya soon.

The parking lot is getting full! Lots of old friends and new faces!

I hear tell one of them thar rebels did a lil parking lot redecoration early this morning while the rest celebrated Indianapolis's lack of alcohol sales on Sunday
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All sound off / car show competitors must sign in @ registration no later than 9:30 PM, Monday, July 3rd, 2006.

All racing competitors must sign in @ registration no later than 3 PM, Tuesday, July 4th, 2006.

IMPORTANT: Please note the cut-off times in order to compete on the following day (we have the have the competitors' data base completed the night before) and all mandatory drivers' meetings for reacing events.

Monday, July 3rd, 2006,
Registration/Competition Verfification, Hall of Champions, 8 AM - Noon, 1:30 - 6 PM, 8:30-9:30 PM
Welcome/ISSCA Members' meeting, Hall of Champions, 7:30-8:30 PM
Mandatory ICCC participant meeting, Hall of Champions, 8:30-9 PM
9-9:30 PM Car Show Judges Meeting, Hall of Champions.

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006,
Registration / Competition Verification, Hall of Champions, 9-11:30 AM, 1:30-3:00 PM.
All cars participating in the car show must be parked in their proper space with the proper class at 8:00 AM.
Judging begins at 9:30 AM. Cars must remain in their space until 3 PM.
Car Show: Stationary Assigned Parking, Rear Adam's Mark Hotel parking lot, 9 AM-3 PM, Judging begins @ 9:30 AM.
Sound Off: Drive Thru Judging per assigned time, Rear Adam's Mark Hotel parking lot, 9:30 AM-3 PM.
Mandatory Drag Racing drivers' meeting, Hall of Champions, 3:30-4:15 PM
Mandatory Auto Cross drivers' meeting, Hall of Champions, 4:15-5 PM
Line up for caravan to cook-out and fireworks, Rear Adam's Mark Hotel parking area.
Cook out and fireworks, Downtown Indy, 6:30-????

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006,
ISSCA Store, Hall of Champions, Check for times
People's Choice Ballot Deadline (must turn in to receive your dash plaque and show pin, Hall of Champions, Noon
Drag Racing, O'Reilly Raceway (formerly Indianapolis Raceway Park), gates open @ 8 AM
Tech, 8-9 AM
1st Round of qualifying, 8:30 AM
2nd Round of qualifying, 9 AM
3rd Round of qualifying, 9:30 AM
1st Round of eliminations (round Robin style), 10 AM
1) Super Natural lanes 1 & 2
2)Super Pro lanes 3 & 4
3) Super Sport Brackets lanes 5 & 6
4) Open runs lane 7
Auto Cross @ O'Reilly Raceway
Tech, 1:30 PM
First Run, ~2 PM
Mandatory Road Race Drivers' meeting, Hall of Champions, 7:30-8:15 PM

Thursday, July 6, 2006
ISSCA Store, Hall of Champions, Check for times
Road Race, Putnam Park Road Course, 7 AM
Tech, 9 AM
Road Race, 9 AM-???
Parking Lot Activities, Rear Adam's Mark Hotel parking area, 8 PM-????

Friday, July 7, 2006
Awards Breakfast, Dining Room, 8-9 AM
Awards Ceremony, Dining Room, 9:30 AM


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Gene, in the latest IndipalaSS news letter the auto cross is listed for the morning and drag racing for the evening, I'm sure you are right :D and they had it wrong but just checking.
Also I will need a day pass for wednesdays events as a spectator, where do I go, who do I see about it and must I register the day before ?
That was a schedule change within the last few weeks, bet the club newsletter was right when it was printed.
Originally posted by 96capriceMGR:
That was a schedule change within the last few weeks, bet the club newsletter was right when it was printed.
Well I new Gene had to be right but never gave a schedule change a thought so its good to know they both had it right.
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