Echoes of Indy within the Park
Classic Motorsport journal’s Sept./Oct. subject contained a full report on final month’s Pittsburgh Classic Grand Prix racing extravaganza on the Jap Pennsylvania metropolis’s Schenley Park. But it surely’s price looking again on the Classic Indy within the Park portion of the occasion, which succeeded past the PVGP’s most optimistic expectations in serving to to draw almost 100,000 followers per day.
Ten historic Indy vehicles, every with an Indianapolis 500 historical past, took exhibition laps by means of the town streets in the course of the late-July occasion. Particular friends abounded, the record notably together with two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. who drove the tempo automotive whereas serving as Honorary Race Director.
“This occasion was all the things they stated it could be and extra,” Unser exclaimed when the smoke had cleared.
“What a terrific weekend!” stated Eric Zagrocki, PVGP government committee and Classic Indy coordinator. “Classic Indy introduced in an amazing group of vehicles and drivers creating new lifetime reminiscences for our followers. I’ve gone to many classic race occasions, however had by no means seen an STP Indy Turbine automotive till Schenley Park. I’ll lengthy keep in mind the sound of the turbine and the sight of jet exhaust floating over the grid.”
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