Saturday, October 06, 2012
Today we're going to visit the Hoosier state - Indiana! Why? Because I had these two cool photos, that's why!
I know basically nothing about car racing, but even as a tadpole I was aware of the Indianapolis 500. You can watch those Indy cars go 'round and 'round, 200 laps (for a total of 500 miles, of course). It sounds a bit monotonous to me, but my sister went one year and said that the energy of the crowd and the roar of the engines (none of which you get on TV) adds a lot to the experience. I'll take her word for it! I'll always root for the car with the "Tide" advertisements, just because I like those graphics. And hey, an exciting accident (with no injuries) will always spice things up, am I right?
Meanwhile, check out this fun photos (from sometime in the 1950's) showing the entrance to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The lady's red skirt is just the accent this picture needs!
Thanks to that license plate, we can date this photo to 1949. That kid is about as all-American as they get! I hope he is planning on changing his clothes before tearing around with that football. Mom doesn't need to deal with grass stains.