Few places are more revered by motorsport enthusiasts than The Indianapolis Motorspeedway. And rightfully so, cars have been raced here since they were invented. The old story, two guys build cars, and they have to see who's is fastest.
From the advent of the internal combustion engine, wooden wheels and ride along mechanics. To what we see today as more familiar. Turbocharged, alcohol burning, computer controlled high tech machines. The concept remains the same. Build it to win.
There is two worlds at Indy, the public areas,aka; the stands and the pits aka; Gasoline Alley. Anyone can buy a ticket and sit in the stands but few ever get to experience the thrill of being "in the pits". Some may think that seeing the cars being worked on, or meeting a driver isn't that big of a deal. It's more than that, a lot more.
Gasoline Alley is like bring backstage at Woodstock. You have the drivers, the car owners, celebrities and past racing legends. Imagine milling about with Tom Sneva, Parnelli Jones, Johnny Rutherford. I met actor and race car driver James Garner.
So if you are looking for your next "Bucket List" I would strongly suggest you do what you can to get admission to Gasoline Alley. You will never regret it.
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