Another fun story from my Indianapolis trip last month: my dad was able to get tickets from his work to go to a practice session at the Indianapolis 500, an Indy car race (highest level of open wheel racing in North America). The race is a two week spectacle with practices and mini events occurring in the days before the actual race day.
The brickyard finish line. Which I hadn’t realised stretches all the way outside to the parking lot. Pretty cool!
The tickets are usually given to clients at his company but there were a few no-shows at the last minute due to it being a Thursday, so we were able to go!
First we had a look at the garage where they were working on the cars:
The garage of Fernando Alonso. He created quite a sensation when he chose to do the Indy 500 instead of Europe’s Monaco race (Formula 1 series).
Car being pulled from the garage to the race track
Steak ‘n Shake car on its way to the race track (I just had to take a photo since Steak ‘n Shake is an awesome, tasty restaurant!) Haha.
Various garage areas, with the famous Indy 500 control tower rising up in the background
And then it was off to the pits… (the passes we had were good for both the garage and the pits on any day except race day).
One does not pass up the opportunity to take a photo with an awesome touch of blue in it. Pretty tires!
View of the pits from above
A group of kids patiently waiting for autographs
But the best car I saw was actually OUTSIDE of the race track, as we were leaving.
This beautiful car reminds me of “Lola“, the red car that belongs to S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson in the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.LD.
And yes, that was a geeky comment from me.