Nov 18 2011

More Memories: Return of the Alco Racer to the Indy 500

Mark Dill's excellent website brought back fond memories of  this year's historic Indy 500 with the reposting of the video of Emerson Fittipaldi's parade lap and the recent New York Times article on the Black Beast.

After viewing Mark's post, Regie M. sent this email and photos: "I have a couple of great pics of Emmo and car #8 as they drove by us in the E penthouse front row."









Regie M: "Here are the pics of the #8 going by. The cameraman was hard at work. What an envious It seemed as if Emmo had a good handle on how to drive the car from what I seen in the video. Impressive."

Regie, thanks for the memories! The cameraman (me) had a blast!!




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Video of the 2011 Indy 500 Parade Lap:

What Hampered the Marmon Wasp During 2011 Indy 500 Parade Lap

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In the Indy Formula One Garage and On the Track: The Marmon Wasp that Won the 1911 Indy 500

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Nov 20 2011 Howard Kroplick 12:16 PM

From Jeffry S:

“Hope all is well. I just viewed the video you and the Black Beast being chauffered around Indy by Emerson Fittipaldi. I can only imagine that it was truly an experience of a lifetime!! “

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