Opening Day at IMS 2013

Posted on May 11, 2013

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Let’s just say that it was a COLD day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year! Corvettes had the honor of making the laps around the track this year. We did not have one to drive this year, but we did have the privilege of going inside the track with them and getting to eat in the Chevy chalet. We also got to see the first unveiling of the 2014 Corvette Pace Car in the Chevrolet chalet. It was a very nice lunch, catered by Ritz Charles (of Indiana). The food was VERY good… Angus burgers, ball park franks and key lime chick breast with baked beans, home made coleslaw, four kinds of cheese and three desserts~ chocolate mousse, strawberry shortcake and the best banana pudding next to Mom’s ever (it had cinnamon in it…a must try for me next time I make it)!

A big thanks to Jim, who always makes going to the track fun!!!

Her are a few of the sights of the day:

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Lined up and ready to ride.

Lined up and ready to ride.

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the stands on the right were refurbished over the winter, as you can tell by the shiny finish compared to the ones on the left.

the stands on the right were refurbished over the winter, as you can tell by the shiny finish compared to the ones on the left.

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the most interesting car we say today. called a rocket.

the most interesting car we say today. called a rocket.

our baby cat is named Cosmo!

our baby cat is named Cosmo!

So cool! They are playing all of there music on instruments made from car parts!

So cool! They are playing all of there music on instruments made from car parts!

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These were taken of one of the first ever pace cars at Indy from 1911. It has wooden wheels. It is all original and a treasure to look at!

These were taken of one of the first ever pace cars at Indy from 1911. It has wooden wheels. It is all original and a treasure to look at!

The new 2014 Corvette Sting Ray...a beautiful car! AND we got our own sting ray pin to keep when we got our picture atke with the pace car at the Chevy Chalet.

The new 2014 Corvette Sting Ray…a beautiful car! AND we got our own sting ray pin to keep when we got our picture take with the pace car at the Chevy Chalet.

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Fran and I trying to stay warm but having a great time!

Fran and I trying to stay warm but having a great time!

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Jessica LOVES Fuzzy's!!!

Jessica LOVES Fuzzy’s!!!

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Sebastian Bourdais

Sebastian Bourdais

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Will Power

Will Power

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Sarah Fisher's driver Joseph Neugarden

Sarah Fisher’s driver Joseph Neugarden

Gasoline Alley Opening day!

Gasoline Alley Opening day!

Technical inspection...weighing the tail piece.

Technical inspection…weighing the tail piece.

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Indy Car and Fuzzy's (Zoeller) have teamed up to bring back the triple crown trophy to this year's series...nice looking trophy!

Indy Car and Fuzzy’s (Zoeller) have teamed up to bring back the triple crown trophy to this year’s series…nice looking trophy!

 

Last I want to wish my lovely daughter a very happy birthday!!! Thank you for spending it with us! :o) It means more than you will ever know to think that you still enjoy spending your special day with Mom and Dad!!! We love you SO MUCH!!!

 

And a p.s. I tried to walk out onto the track early, before any cars were out, but I got whistled back by security….hey a girl has to try for the hard to get photo op, right? I did not get us kicked out and it was fun, even though they told me no!

Here’s to a great start to the racing part of May in Indiana. Also, here’s hoping that it will be warmer the next time I get to go out!!!