With Halloween around the corner, many people are thinking about their Halloween costume for this year. Some are even making suggestions for their favorite athletes and celebrities. What costumes do you suggest for the stars of the IZOD IndyCar series?
To help you with your suggestions, we have some never-before seen photos of many of the drivers from Halloween 2004. In 2004, the year-end IndyCar Championship Celebration was held on a 3-day Disney Cruise. The cruise ship was still at sea on Halloween night, the day after Tony Kanaan and his Andretti-Green Racing team celebrated their season championship. For the on-board Halloween party, most of the drivers and team owners were in costume.
The stars of the party were series champion Tony Kanaan and his AGR teammates (Dario Franchitti, Dan Wheldon, and Bryan Herta) who all dressed up as women. Here they are along with 2-time Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk who was dressed as Hugh Heffner.
Team owner Sam Schmidt got in the spirit with his Crash Test Dummy costume.
Team owner Michael Andretti was Batman, the Dark Knight. Here he is along with Arie and Arie Jr.
One of the more creative costumes was 2-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. who was dressed as Beetlejuice from the Tim Burton movie.
The drivers weren’t the only ones to dress up. Here is Ed Carpenter as Joe Dirt along with his wife Heather.
And here is 1999 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year Robby McGehee who was placed under arrest by his wife Norma.
Now that you have seen this crazy and fun side of your favorite drivers, what other costumes would you recommend for them?
I know somebody who was on this cruise, and she said that Asshley Judd was running around the whole time trying to stick "Vote Kerry" stickers on everybody. Looks like she tagged Dan, Ryan, Tony and her soon-to-be-ex-husband Dario. Wonder how many of them are actually citizens and gave a crap about the election?
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I have a picture of Dan at that party with a chef's costume on and one of Arie, I guess as a Greek God
great pics....so glad you shared them with the fans! Danny Wheldon,god love him, thats just priceless with Team Andretti and Arie as HEF !