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  • Justin Wilson in coma after IndyCar Pocono accident

    08/23/2015 6:17:10 PM PDT · by BlueNgold · 19 replies
    Justin Wilson, a British IndyCar driver, was struck in the head by debris from another car during today's race. IndyCar reports he is in a coma and listed in critical condition.
  • Indy 500 Live Thread

    05/24/2015 9:04:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 99 replies
    24 May, 2015 | Self
    Race about to start
  • IndyCar: GoPro GP of Sonoma to go ahead as scheduled following earthquake

    08/24/2014 11:12:19 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 12 replies ^ | Aug. 23, 2014 | Unknown
    IndyCar and Sonoma Raceway officials have confirmed that today's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma will go ahead as scheduled despite the earthquake that hit the area early on Sunday morning. A 6.0 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter about six miles south of Napa woke residents and visitors about 3:20 a.m. local time. The jarring quake lasted about 25 seconds, and multiple aftershocks have been recorded. No damage was reported at the racetrack – which is located about 15 miles from the American Canyon site named as the epicenter of the quake – or its main arteries, California Highways 37 and...
  • 50 Years Ago At The Indy 500 - Fire, Death, and a GREAT race!

    05/24/2014 5:02:09 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 62 replies
    Free Republic and Various Feeds ^ | 5/24/2014 | Compilation
    These are just a few observations. I encourage other Freepers to add to this thread. I just just in the 8th grade at this time and was addicted to the race, having attended the '62 and '63 races. This event I watched on closed circuit TV at Graumann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Shortly into the race there was a picture that I cannot forget, a screen filled with smoke and fire in a wreck that was so bad it stopped the race and claimed the lives of two drivers. Dave McDonald drove Micky Thompson's car, which used gasoline. He lost...
  • December turning into a violent month (Indy)

    12/16/2013 6:21:39 PM PST · by digger48 · 22 replies
    wthr ^ | Dec 15, 2013 | Carrie Cline
    INDIANAPOLIS - 'Tis the season for crime and violence. Two more shootings this weekend left two people, including a 15-year-old boy, dead. But unfortunately, the violence doesn't surprise some. It's another deadly trend going in the wrong direction. This weekend's violence started Friday night with the shooting of Michael Boyd, who was 23. It happened following a disturbance at a Shell gas station on the city's northeaRev. Charles Harrison, leader of the Ten Point Coalition, says December is typically a violent month because even criminals are trying to collect money to provide Christmas for their side. After getting shot,...
  • Calling all independent-minded Americans to a first organizational convention!

    11/06/2013 4:41:35 AM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/5/2013 | Dr. Eowyn
    <p>America’s two-party system is broken. Some, myself included, believe it is broken beyond tinkering and repair.</p> <p>“Communist Party USA endorses Obama & Democrats for 2012,” August 4, 2011.</p> <p>“Democrat ad shows Romney supporters being beheaded,” Nov. 4, 2012.</p>
  • Breaking: Dan Wheldon has died.....

    10/16/2011 3:11:34 PM PDT · by TaraP · 76 replies · 1+ views
    October 15th, 2011
    Breaking on CNN
  • R.I.P Dan Wheldon

    10/16/2011 3:13:12 PM PDT · by Wagonboy · 14 replies
    1978 - 2011 Killed in Indy Car race at Las Vegas
  • 15-car Wreck Leaves Dan Wheldon Seriously Injured

    10/16/2011 2:28:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeChris · 30 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 10-16-11 | CBSSports
    LAS VEGAS (CBS – IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon has been seriously injured in a massive 15-car wreck has sent cars flying through the air early in Sunday’s Las Vegas Indy 300. Paul Tracy, who was involved in the wreck, said a team of doctors were working on Wheldon, but there was no word of his injuries. A helicopter lifted off from the speedway, but there was no indication if Wheldon was onboard. Pippa Mann also appeared to be shaky as she was helped to an ambulance. The wreck coming out of Turn 2 on the 12th lap left Townsend...
  • Dan Wheldon (Reigning Indy 500 Champ) Dies After Massive Crash in Las Vegas

    10/16/2011 3:21:06 PM PDT · by drewh · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3 minutes ago | By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday in a fiery 15-car wreck at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when his car flew over another on Lap 13 and smashed into the wall just outside turn 2. Wheldon was 33. Drivers were told of Wheldon's death in a meeting about two hours after the fiery, smoky crash that many drivers said was the worst they had ever seen. He won the Indianapolis 500 twice, including this year. "IndyCar is very sad to announce that Dan Wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries," IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said. "Our...
  • Prosecutor: Gang Members Involved In Officer Shooting [Indianapolis]

    08/31/2011 10:09:31 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 6 replies
    WRTV 6 Indianapolis ^ | 8/21/11 | n/a
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Both men charged in connection with the shooting of an Indianapolis police officer last week are gang members, the Marion County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday. Formal charges were filed against Eugenio Gonzalez-Rarmirez, 18, and Johnny Taboada-Perez, 22, in the Friday shooting of Officer Dustin Carmack, 6News' Derrik Thomas reported. Gonzalez-Ramirez, who police believe was the triggerman in the shooting, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, carjacking, carrying a handgun without a license and a criminal gang enhancement...
  • Standoff Suspect In Custody After Chase, Fight With Officer (Indianapolis)

    08/08/2011 7:28:08 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 7 replies
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A man who barricaded himself in a hotel on Indianapolis' northeast side after running from police and injuring an officer was taken into custody Monday evening, police said. An officer tried to stop a black Mercedes Benz in the 4300 block of North Franklin Road just after 3 p.m., but the driver refused to stop, police said. The officer chased the vehicle, reaching speeds of 100 mph, into the parking lot of the Value Place hotel in the 9500 block of Pendleton Pike, where the Mercedes crashed into a flatbed trailer, police said...
  • Parolee Arrested In 4 Bank Holdups

    09/20/2010 8:38:08 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 7 replies
    WRTV 6 (Indianapolis) ^ | 9/20/10 | n/a
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A convicted bank robber just released from prison was arrested Monday in connection with four more holdups...
  • Radical DeltaWing rocket-shaped car proposed to revitalise IndyCar

    02/12/2010 6:12:43 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 83 replies · 2,215+ views ^ | 2/11/10 | Loz Blain
    Two of four submissions have now been unveiled by the companies wishing to produce the next generation of IndyCar open-wheel racers, and the most recent one is one of the most fascinating looking racecars we've ever seen. The DeltaWing submission is a radical departure from traditional open-wheeler design - in fact, the only thing you could really compare it to is the bizarre lovechild of a drag racer and a Batmobile. With its comically narrow rocketship front end, broad rear end and narrow tyres, the DeltaWing aims to outperform the current crop of IndyCars for significantly less money, while delivering...
  • Jets' road gang mobs Indy bars

    01/24/2010 11:49:13 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies · 578+ views ^ | January 24, 2010 | RICH CALDER
    INDIANAPOLIS — It is a basketball town, after all. Raucous Jets fans took over Indiana’s sleepy capital city this weekend, turning bars and hotel lobbies green with envy in preparation for a playoff showdown to keep their Super Bowl dreams alive. Despite the home field advantage, Indianapolis Colts fans were outnumbered – and shouted down – in more than a few local venues including a downtown hotel where public computers were adorned with Jets screensavers. “I can’t stand Jets fans,” said one barfly in a Peyton Manning jersey. “They’re so obnoxious.”
  • Winning hasn't been easy for Danica Patrick

    05/23/2009 3:18:31 PM PDT · by valkyry1 · 15 replies · 1,058+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 23, 2009 | Jim Peltz
    Reporting from Indianapolis -- Danica Patrick's ability to market herself is without question. But can she win another race? Patrick will make her fifth attempt Sunday to win her sport's biggest prize, the Indianapolis 500, the race that rocketed her to stardom when she led and nearly won it in 2005, her rookie year. Getting to the front won't be easy. The 1-2 starters, pole-sitter Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe, drive for powerhouse Team Penske And the IndyCar Series' other leading team, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, has 2007 Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti starting third and defending Indy 500 winner...
  • Danica Patrick cited for speeding in Scottsdale

    12/31/2008 6:49:05 PM PST · by ccmay · 86 replies · 3,532+ views
    The Arizona Republic | 12/31/08 | Ofelia Madrid
    <p>Racecar driver Danica Patrick was pulled over for speeding earlier this month in north Scottsdale.</p> <p>The popular Indy car racer was pulled over Dec. 9 in a gold 2007 Mercedes near 14700 N. 100th St. for going 54 mph in a 35 mph zone, police said.</p>
  • Tire Troubles Steam Brickyard Fans

    07/28/2008 12:02:21 PM PDT · by Abathar · 14 replies · 144+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | 07/28/08 | Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Tire troubles that plagued Sunday's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard left thousands of NASCAR fans steaming Sunday. The caution flag waved 11 times at the race -- many of them planned because of safety concerns brought about by excessive tire wear. Many fans trickled into the speedway Monday morning to renew tickets for next year's race, but some of them said they considered not coming back for another year. Jerry and Diane Stoll, Jeff Gordon fans, said memories from Sunday's race are bad, but that didn't deter them from getting tickets for next year. "I wasn't happy with...
  • Nascar Sprint Cup Allstate 400 - July 27, 2008 - ESPN Sun. 1pm ET

    07/22/2008 6:33:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 759 replies · 1,289+ views ^ | 7/22/08
    Join us this weekend for some racing on hallowed ground. God bless our troops, families and this nation under God. This thread is dedicated to the men and women in our country's armed forces defending our freedoms. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
  • Other female driver throws towel in Patrick's face

    07/21/2008 4:00:46 AM PDT · by rawhide · 33 replies · 2,117+ views ^ | 7/20/08
    Lexington, Ohio — Danica Patrick finished 12th in the Honda Indy 200 IRL race Sunday, a day after a confrontation with the other female driver in the race. Patrick felt Milka Duno cut her off and got in her way several times during Saturday's practice and approached her in the pit area. Video showed Duno twice throw a white towel in Patrick's face. Patrick was also shown repeatedly telling Duno, "I just want to talk to you about it!" only to have Duno repeatedly tell her to "go away". Eventually, Patrick walked away from the area. Patrick, who has previously...
  • Cat Fight Video: Danica Patrick, Milka Duno From Indy Mid-Ohio

    07/21/2008 3:52:51 AM PDT · by mylife · 34 replies · 14,973+ views
    Post Chronicle ^ | 7/21/08 | Mike Baron
    Published: Jul 21, 2008 Cat Fight Video: Danica Patrick, Milka Duno From Indy Mid-Ohio by Mike Baron Danica Patrick and Milka Duno are competitors on and off the track. Danica Patrick and Milka Duno are the Indy Racing League's resident hottie race car drivers. Danica Patrick is American and Milka Duno is Venezuelan. The two tangled during IndyCar practice for the Honda Indy 200. One of Danica Patrick's resolutions for this season was to be less of a whiner and more of a winner in and out of the race car. And despite winning a race this year, Danica is...

    05/01/2008 2:54:27 PM PDT · by Michaelfilmmaker · 34 replies · 173+ views
    ALIBI albuquerque New Mexico ^ | March 20 - 26, 2008 | DEVIN D. O'LEARY
  • Airport with footbaths turns to intimidation

    09/23/2007 4:23:27 AM PDT · by Man50D · 67 replies · 640+ views ^ | September 23, 2007 | Bob Unruh
    An official with Kansas City International Airport apparently has tried intimidation in an effort to eliminate discussion about the recently installed footbaths, after repeated denials they are intended for Muslims to perform their footwashing ritual before their prayers. "That's the way I perceived it," Kevin Peterson told WND in a telephone interview. Peterson said he shares his name with a union steward for the Air Traffic Controllers Union at Kansas City's airport, but he is not the same individual. He was sent an e-mail from airport spokesman Joe McBride, who assumed he was writing to the union steward. "The...
  • Raiders' Karen Allen joins Ford on Indy 4

    07/29/2007 7:32:29 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 10 replies · 723+ views
    Guardian ^ | 7/27/07 | Staff
    <p>The long-awaited Indiana Jones adventure will mark a reunion of the original duo, with Karen Allen reprising her role as the feisty, hard-drinking Marion Ravenwood. Allen starred opposite Harrison Ford in 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first film in the series.</p>
  • America Supports You: Indy 500 Helps Build Homes For Disabled Veterans

    05/27/2007 9:00:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 238+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    INDIANAPOLIS, May 27, 2007 – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is helping make adaptive homes available to disabled veterans through support for a group called Homes for Our Troops. A stand offers T-shirts and dog tags on Indianapolis 500 race day, May 27, 2007. Proceeds from sales of the items will benefit Homes for Our Troops, a non-profit organization that builds or adapts homes for servicemembers severely disables in the global was on terrorism. Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The group builds or adapts homes to meet the needs of servicemembers severely...
  • America Supports You: Indy 500 Festival Parade Salutes Troops

    05/26/2007 6:05:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 491+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    INDIANAPOLIS, May 26, 2007 – Patriotism was on display during today’s 50th annual Indy 500 Festival Parade in downtown Indianapolis. People showed support for their country and their troops when patriotic displays and military parade participants marched past.  Indiana University cheerleaders carry an America Supports You banner during the 50th Indy 500 Festival Parade on May 26, 2007. Servicemembers were prominently featured throughout the parade. Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Cheerleaders from Indiana University carried a banner heralding the Defense Department’s America Supports You program, which proclaimed that “We Support You –...
  • Indy Motor Speedway Salutes Servicemembers on ‘Bump Day’

    05/21/2007 4:53:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 544+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS, May 21, 2007 – Amid the howl of revved-up racecars, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway yesterday showcased its 27th Armed Forces Day program with a group enlistment of recruits from all services and other military-themed events. David Morgan, team manager for Playa del Racing, shows off the America Supports You decal affixed to the nacelle of one of his team’s race cars in “Gasoline Alley” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 20. Photo by Gerry J. Gilmore  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The track held its Armed Forces Day activities in conjunction with final timed qualifications, called “Bump...
  • Gaslock Indy Cater saves gas, looks cool

    05/03/2007 10:05:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 773+ views ^ | April 27, 2007 | Charlie White
    Besides being the most radical-looking shift knob on the planet, the Gaslock Indy Cater has an energy-saving function. It tells you the exact point to shift to save gas, and if you follow its timely shifting tips, you can end up spending 15% less on fuel. It's not going to give you astonishing mileage like that 200 mpg Velozzi hybrid we showed you yesterday, but still, 15% savings might come in handy. Its auto-dimming LEDs adjust to ambient light so they won't be too distracting, and the shifter also has a helpful numerical indicator that reminds you what gear you're...
  • CITGO to sponsor Indy 500 car

    03/23/2007 1:12:44 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 19 replies · 414+ views ^ | 3/23/2007
    interesting FReeping opportunity come May Sponsored by CITGO, Milka Duno becomes the first Latina to participate in both the Indy Pro Series and the Indy 500. (PRNewsFoto/CITGO Petroleum Corporation)
  • Sports, religion strange bedfellows (CHICAGO SPORTS "JOURNALIST" LAYS INTO INDY COACH TONY DUNGY)

    02/11/2007 7:48:24 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 86 replies · 2,335+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 11, 2007 | RICK TELANDER Sun-Times Columnist
    Everybody thinks Indianapolis Colts coach and Super Bowl XLI champion Tony Dungy is a great guy. Including me. His calm, considerate approach to the violent game of football is a refreshing departure from the manic, brutal skill set of so many other coaches. Yet there is a part of Dungy's philosophy that troubles me -- and, I believe, many others -- and that is his insistence upon making proper coaching not just a matter of good heart but of religious zeal, even dogma. God, he said, was responsible for the Colts' 29-17 victory against the Bears. Indeed, in the relatively...
  • The Official Super Bowl XLI Live Thread

    02/04/2007 8:01:52 AM PST · by mainepatsfan · 2,476 replies · 60,950+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS COLTS VS CHICAGO BEARS Sunday February 4, 2007 At Dolphin Stadium, Miami, FL 6:25PM ET TV Network: CBS
  • Black flag: Unsers busted at crime scene

    08/09/2006 5:00:14 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 282 replies · 6,313+ views
    KRQE News ^ | 8/9/2006 | KRQE News
    ALBUQUERQUE -- Right in the middle of today’s deadly carjacker pursuit, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department arrested two members of Albuquerque’s famous Unser racing family. Both Al Unser Sr. and Bobby Unser Sr. were booked into the Metro Detention Center this afternoon charged with failure to obey a police officer and resisting arrest. Both walked out of the jail about 3:30 p.m. The brothers, who have a combined seven checkered flags at the Indianapolis 500 and are huge names in the racing world, apparently thought their celebrity status meant they were above the law. The police pursuit of a stolen...
  • Fellow IRL driver thinks Patrick's aggressive enough for NASCAR ("during that time of month")

    07/13/2006 2:45:56 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 6 replies · 501+ views
    AP Sports ^ | Wed. July 12th, 2005 | TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A fellow IRL driver says Danica Patrick has what it takes to succeed if she switches to the paint-swapping world of NASCAR and she's plenty aggressive in open-wheel racing when it's ``the right time of the month.'' Ed Carpenter, who trails Patrick by four slots in the IRL IndyCar Series' points race, made the comment when asked how Patrick might handle NASCAR racing during a radio appearance to promote Saturday night's Firestone Indy 200. ``I think Danica's pretty aggressive in our cars,'' Carpenter said Wednesday on WGFX-FM in Nashville. ``I mean, you know especially if you...
  • Formula-1: UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX (at Indy)

    07/02/2006 9:22:17 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 37 replies · 848+ views ^ | 7-2-06 |
    F1 Grand Prix is on American soil. Don't miss the race LIVE in its entirety from Indianapolis Motor Speedway! SUNDAY: 12:30pm ET on SPEED Channel!
  • ABC's coverage of the Indy 500

    05/28/2006 11:12:35 AM PDT · by rikkir · 10 replies · 405+ views
    Me | 5/28/2006 | rikkir
    I'm not much for vanities, so please forgive me this one. Why isn't ABC showing the Indy 500 in Hi Def? Did they have technical difficulties, or did someone at ABC sports decide it wasn't important enough? I personally couldn't care less who wins Indy, my style of racing starts this afternoon at 5pm, but I thought it would be cool to watch Indy in Hi Def. After listening to the media pundits imply that Indy is so much more sophisticated than NASCAR, you would think they would spend the money to broadcast it at the highest level possible. Almost...
  • Indianapolis 500, IRL Indy Race Day - Sunday, May 28, 1 p.m. EST, ABC

    05/20/2006 2:57:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 507 replies · 7,816+ views
    Indy 500 .com ^ | 5/20/06
    Sam Hornish Jr. is on the provisional WorldPoints Visa Card Pole for the 90th Indianapolis 500 this afternoon after posting a four-lap average of 228.985 mph. His teammate, Helio Castroneves, is second at 228.008, with Dan Wheldon filling the front row at 227.338. Qualifying continues until 6 p.m. (ET), with 29 drivers already in the field. Saturday, May 20 The Run for the WorldPoints Visa Card Pole on Coca-Cola Throwback DayAdmission: $5.00 Public Gates Open 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. IndyCar Series Practice 9:30 - 11 a.m. Qualifications Noon - 6 p.m. Sunday, May 21 Bump Day/Armed Forces DayAdmission: $5.00...
  • Formula-1: SPANISH GRAND PRIX this weekend

    05/12/2006 10:30:07 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 5 replies · 393+ views ^ | 5-12-2006 |
    Barcelona is a circuit that every Formula One team knows well as they complete thousands of kilometres there in testing throughout the season. The mix of high-speed corners, a very long straight and an abrasive track surface, makes the Circuit de Catalunya a uniquely ‘complete’ circuit. Finding the right set-up compromise is always a tricky business at the Spanish Grand Prix. World champion Fernando Alonso was the fastest race driver in Friday afternoon’s second practice session at the Circuit de Catalunya. In front of a huge home crowd, the Spaniard finished third in his Renault, behind Honda’s and Red Bull’s...
  • Indiana Jones of the Balkans and the mystery of a hidden pyramid

    04/15/2006 2:35:41 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 19 replies · 1,357+ views
    The Times ^ | April 15, 2006 | Nick Hawton
    DRIVE 20 miles northwest of Sarajevo through the mountains of central Bosnia and you enter the broad Visoko valley, dissected by the meandering Bosna River. Beyond the river sits the town of Visoko, watched over by its minarets. And beyond Visoko rises an extraordinary triangular hill, 700ft (213m) high and looking for all the world like an ancient pyramid.Some say that is precisely what it is — a huge pyramid built perhaps 12,000 years ago by an unknown civilisation. And yesterday they set out to prove it. In the spring sunshine, watched by crowds of locals, journalists and the contestants...
  • Defense Department Honors Indy Motor Speedway

    03/08/2006 6:50:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 236+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 8, 2006 – The Defense Department presented an award to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, an America Supports You member, at the U.S. Navy Memorial here yesterday evening. America Supports You member Joie Chitwood, president and chief operating officer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, accepts the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service from Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, March 7. The speedway has a long tradition supporting America's troops and their families. Photo by Paul X. Rutz  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution...
  • Motorist Plows Into Indy Law Office

    11/30/2005 11:05:31 AM PST · by Samwise · 21 replies · 651+ views
    Indy Channel ^ | 11/30/05
    INDIANAPOLIS -- An SUV plowed into a storefront in downtown Indianapolis late Wednesday morning. The SUV crashed into a building that houses the law offices of Mitchell, Hurst, Jacobs and Dick at Delaware and Washington streets. One person was injured, but the injuries were non-life-threatening. Police said approximately 35 people were in the building when the crash occurred. All of those people were uninjured. The intersection was closed while investigators cleaned up the scene.
  • My visit to the US Navy Reserve Fleet in Bremerton, WA

    09/16/2005 10:33:08 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 175 replies · 9,857+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 16 Sep 2005 | Jeff Head
    Note: Click on any of the pictures in this report for a larger image. Over the 2005 Labor Day weekend we drove from Idaho to Bremerton, WA to visit my daughter and son-in-law (active duty US Navy) and our two grandsons. A secondary reason was to take a look at the US Navy reserve fleet there in Bremerton and to see any current US Navy vessels in the yards. The trip over was very beautiful and pleasant. There is a lot of very beuatiful scenary between Idaho and Washington. Here are some pictures of some of that scenary. Once we...
  • Vanity - Dear Garrison Keillor:

    08/28/2005 11:21:11 AM PDT · by 50sDad · 18 replies · 1,453+ views
    Dear Garrison: I almost cried today while listening to The Show.
  • SHEEHAN Protestor's Guide to President Bush Ranch in Crawford (barf)

    08/17/2005 4:39:38 AM PDT · by Zacs Mom · 12 replies · 697+ views
    North Texas Indy Media ^ | 08/15/05 | Clayton Hallmark
    The highest honor given by Bush is a tour of his famous ranch. If you are not a head of state and a warlord, don't expect an invite. However, you can enjoy this virtual tour and see what only Tony Blair and his ilk have seen, or even use it as the basis of your own tourist expedition. It will be far more informative than the vague Time Magazine article (January 12, 2004) story about the ranch....
  • Canadian fighter jet loses piece over Indy fans in Toronto

    07/11/2005 3:12:09 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 30 replies · 1,849+ views
    CBC ^ | 11 Jul 2005
    Canadian Forces officials are trying to figure out what caused a fighter jet to lose a piece of its wing during a flyby over Toronto on Sunday. The CF-18 jet was one of two participating in the kickoff to the Molson Indy auto race, flying over tens of thousands of spectators. Luckily, the metre-long piece splashed into Lake Ontario. Although the lake was dotted with boaters, no one was hurt. The part, identified as the nose door to a luggage pod under the wing, was recovered by the Toronto police marine unit. It appears the incident was caused by a...
  • F1 boss (Bernie Ecclestone) likens Danica to 'domestic appliance'

    06/19/2005 5:11:16 PM PDT · by jern · 36 replies · 1,816+ views ^ | June 19, 2005
    Danica Patrick has surged onto the open-wheel racing world, but that might not be sitting well with the old-school boss of Formula One racing. Formula One is getting its most high-profile United States presence with the U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend, but Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone doesn't seem to be too crazy about Patrick joining her male competitors on the track, despite her recent Indy 500 success. "She did a good job, didn't she? Super. Didn't think she'd be able to make it like that," Ecclestone told a gathering of reporters about Patrick's Indy 500...
  • ABC dumps Page from Indy 500

    05/26/2005 1:34:46 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 62 replies · 1,937+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | 5/23/05
    ABC Sports replaced veteran Indianapolis 500 announcer Paul Page, known as the Voice of the 500, with Todd Harris in an effort to boost buzz and ratings. The network described Harris, 39, as one of the "most respected young talents" in broadcasting. Page, a 28-year broadcast veteran, told his hometown Indianapolis Star he was "terribly disappointed" by ABC's move. "I love doing the Indy 500," said Page, 59, who will handle other sports duties for ABC and ESPN. "It's all I ever really wanted to do." It was the second time ABC pulled Page from the broadcast booth. Page joined...
  • Peterson Outlines Plan To Pay For Colts Stadium

    12/20/2004 11:43:23 AM PST · by agenda_express · 26 replies · 961+ views
    Peterson Outlines Plan To Pay For Colts StadiumIndy Mayor Wants Pull-Tabs To Help Pay For Stadium December 20, 2004 INDIANAPOLIS -- The city will ask the General Assembly to approve pull-tab legislation to help pay for a new stadium deal that would keep the NFL's Colts in Indianapolis for 30 years, Mayor Bart Peterson said Monday. The city will ask lawmakers to approve pull tabs, which are slot machine-like devices, for horse racing tracks in Anderson and Shelbyville and an off-track betting parlor in Indianapolis, Peterson said at a news conference. Colts owner Jim Irsay and the NFL will contribute...
  • NASCAR CUP BRICKYARD 400 Sunday 08/08/04 2:30PM EST/11:30AM PST

    08/05/2004 9:55:29 AM PDT · by ChefKeith · 694 replies · 5,349+ views
    serlf/ ^ | 08/05/04 | ChefKeith/NASCAR
    NASCAR CUP BRICKYARD 400 Hosted by the FR Pit CrewThis Thread is Dedicated to:Our Troops Around the World Fighting to Preserve Freedom for AllDwayne & Julie CrouchOur FRiend tubebender, good to have You back with UsAnd to WestCoastGal ;) SHE SAID "YES"!!! (39 days to go, Dear) ;) Track Facts Banking/Turns: 9 Distance: 2.5 miles Shape: OvalIndianapolis Motor Speedway Built originally as a test facility for the burgeoning Indiana car industry, the track was paved with 3.2 million bricks following a series of races in 1909. Since 1911, the Brickyard has hosted one of the most famous races in the...
  • ***NASCAR Brickyard 400 at Indy on NBC, August 3rd at 11am PT / 2pm ET***

    08/01/2003 5:54:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 266 replies · 549+ views ^ | 8/1/03
    Indianapolis Motor Speedway Built originally as a test facility for the burgeoning Indiana car industry, the track was paved with 3.2 million bricks following a series of races in 1909. Since 1911, the Brickyard has hosted one of the most famous races in the world -- the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. In the inaugural 1994 Brickyard 400, Hoosier fan favorite Jeff Gordon won the first of his three titles. NASCAR and the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway NBC at 11am PT / 2pm ET on Sunday, August 3, 2003 God Bless our troops and families and God Bless America
  • Sweating The Wall Stuff : What it's really like in an Indy car

    07/25/2003 8:20:09 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 4 replies · 194+ views ^ | July 24, 2003 | Alan Ross
    Jeret Schroeder rockets the IndyCarTM two-seater through the gears exiting the empty pits at Nashville Superspeedway, gunning the machine all out. As a piggy back passenger along for the ride, my every instinct screams that there is no way the vehicle can possibly make it around the flat apron exit without hurtling toward an intimate and rude hello with the wall across from Turn One. And we aren’t even on the track yet. Last Thursday, preceding the weekend’s Firestone Indy 200, the visiting Indy Racing League and Nashville Superspeedway invited the media to climb into the cockpit of an IndyCar...