Posted on: May 10, 2011
Gasoline Alley Unplugged
By: Donald Davidson
Billy Foster in 1965
Gasoline Alley Unplugged: Billy Foster
Tagged as: Billy Foster, drivers, Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
There are 5 comments for this post.
The connection that I’ve always made has been Billy Foster triggering the multi-car accident at the start of the 1966 race.
To Donald Davidson: Theses memories of previous drivers are fantastic. You dont see these photos anymore. The offy was some kind of car. We saw Foster at the 500 and in film clips from other races, even some of the usac stock car races.
Thank you Donald for taking us down memory lane. It is always a treat to hear trivia like this.
Dad started taking us to the 1st day of qualifying in 1949. In those days this was the 2nd largest attendance for a single day sporting event. It became the Indiana, Illinois, New Mexico, Texas, California, drivers competing against each other. Each had their own fans. That won’t happen again since not many fans from Brazil attend the race. One fan from California would start camping out before May 1st and stay thru the race. I always rooted for the Novi.
Things change but not always for the best.
Donald, I interviewed you two years ago about the 1967 500. I always enjoy your insight into the 500. Your background is rivaled by very few. I was wondering if I could interview you about this year’s race?
Let me know what you think?
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