Thursday, November 06, 2014

Ad for 1963 U.S. Grand Prix

The 1963 Grand Prix of the United States
held at Watkins Glen, NY.
Won by Graham Hill.
Found an ad while paging through one of our old Trenton Speedway Programs.
It shows a picture of the 1962 winner Jim Clark.
Since running the last U.S. Grand Prix at Watkins Glen in 1980,
the Grand Prix has moved from Phoenix to Indianapolis
to Austin, TX where
Lewis Hamilton won the 2014 U. S. Grand Prix.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Josef Newgarden Apparel 2014

The Indycar season may be over,
i.e. Alex does not get to see Josef on TV at all...
But that does not stop her from wearing her 'Josef' clothing all the time. 
Have we ever mentioned she LOVES Josef.
And lucky for her (or maybe more for our mom who has to make  most of Alex's Josef clothing), he remained with Sarah Fisher's team and will not be changing his familiar #67.
You can check out her earlier 'Josef wardrobe' here.
A look back at her new Josef apparel
from the 2014 Indycar Season.

 The hand painted (by Alex) shirt with Josef car,
and kitty (in the bottom corner) to represent Josef's pet cat, Simba.
Worn with checkered skirt & Minnie mouse hat matching ruffle.
Very stylish outside Josef's garage at Indianapolis.

Her prized possession. 
The first 'official' kids size Josef Newgarden shirt we've been able to find.
Got it at the Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing shop in downtown Speedway!

The 3rd year of the 'Josef' birthday dress for the
Josef themed 7th birthday party.
(Yes really, her 5th, 6th and 7th birthday parties were all about Josef)
The kitty theme (for Simba) was tied in this year with the ruffle.

The back.
While watching for Josef outside the garages at Pocono.
(We stood there way too long, but at least got to meet the infamous Robin Miller while we waited)

 And the final installment for the 2014 season.
The hand painted t-shirt dress for the GP of Indy.
Made extra special by the fact that she got on Josef's official website while wearing this outfit!

And no Josef post would be complete without a picture of Josef.
Alex loved this one that CFH Racing tweeted of Josef and his dad in 2003.


Thursday, October 02, 2014

Indycar 1985 - Safety of Carbon Fiber Tubs

Indycar Throwback...
Auto Racing Digest
March 1985
With the recent talk of adding 'canopies' to Indycars
we thought we'd look back at
A great safety improvement to Open Wheel cars in the 1980's.
Mom said it was amazing to see basically just the intact tub with the driver in it after a big crash.

From Auto Racing Digest
March 1985
by Roger Jaynes

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Indycar 1989 Racetracks

Since the 2015 Indycar schedule is not out yet, we give you
the C.A.R.T/PPG Indy Car World Series
1989 Schedule
7 of the 15 races on the schedule were in cities
they still raced at in 2014.
However, they have been to many other places over the years as documented in this
Photos are from
The Insider's Guide to Indy Car Racing
by Rick Amabile.



Worth Noting.
All the races were televised on ABC, NBC or ESPN.
The season ran from April 9th through October 15th.
9 races were on street/road courses and 6 were run on ovals.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Indycar Champion 2014 Will Power

OK, we admit the whole 'school thing' has gotten in the way of our posting yet again. 

But we've settled into the school year now and are all set to get back to business,

even if it is the off season.

Will Power won the Indycar championship
with 671 points!

 Helio Castroneves came in second for the fourth time in his career with 609 points and Scott Dixon bumped up to third with 604 points.
After several runner up finishes in the Championship, including in 2010, 2011 and 2012 Will Power finally earned the title he deserved.
It was Penske's 13th championship and first since 2006 with Sam Hornish Jr.

The 2014 Indycar season stats:

*  2395 laps driven

*  66 cautions totaling 323 laps (13.5%)

*  176 lead changes

* Will Power led a total of 623 laps

After the Championship Will Power appeared on David Letterman's Late Show, discussing earthquakes and Helio's hair among other things.

He has also been a DJ on
XM Radio's Backspin
and on Sirius XM Lithium.

Seems like he may have a future outside of Indycar when he retires.