Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Start Your Engines...Indy Motor Speedway Tour, Indianapolis, Indiana

Ok, I have to admit, I'm not much of an Indy fan. I have managed to watch a few laps, from time to time...especially to see how Danika Patrick (a Roscoe, IL native) fares. But, in all honesty, you won't find me scouring the internet for tickets to the Indy 500 nor will you find me scurrying to organize an Indy party. However, I do know which way the cars race around the 2.5 mile track.

Chuck and I met my brother in Indianapolis for the day and we agreed on the Motor Speedway tour. It was something to do, but I think we were the only ones on the tour that truly had never watched a full Indy 500...either on TV or in person.

The deets...
Official website.
Tour length: 1.5 hrs
Cost: $25 for adults
What you get to do: Tour the museum on your own, board a 20ish-passenger bus for commentary and a drive on the actual track, tour the press room, victory podium, a viewing suite, kiss (if you wish) the "yard of brick" start/finish line, drive through Gasoline alley.

Would I do it again? No. But then again, I'm not a die hard fan.
Is it worth $25? To a real fan, probably.

A few pictures...

It's been awhile

The only excuse I have is...I haven't been traveling as much as last year, or 2009, or even 2008. However, I've recently found new wind for my sails.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Boston, Massachusetts
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Newport, Rhode Island
Phoenix, Arizona