It was a race that lived up to its billing, a race that was worthy of the advance hype and its place in history. The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 29, not only filled the venerable Indianapolis Motor Speedway to bursting with 350,000 people in attendance, it delivered a race to
By Lew Freedman Enjoy the following excerpt on the SAFER barrier from Lew’s book, The Indianapolis 500: A Century of High Speed Racing. From the time the Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened in 1909 and the first Indianapolis 500 was held in 1911, the sub-plot of any race was death. The risk of death. The reality of
With the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 right around the corner, we wanted to present to you another excerpt from Lew Freedman’s book The Indianapolis 500: A Century of High Speed Racing. Enjoy the following on the Borg-Warner Trophy. The perpetual Borg-Warner Trophy is won by the champion of the Indianapolis 500 each year. Introduced
The following is an excerpt from Indianapolis 500: A Century of High Speed Racing by Lew Freedman. Enjoy the beginning of this fascinating history. The first Indianapolis 500 took place in 1911 when the “Average Joe” in the United States did not even own a car for private transportation, or at least one that had
Do you want to have a Kentucky Derby party? Of course you do! Big hats and bourbon: a winning combination. It’s a great party theme, and you get to watch the event live on TV. Over the years I’ve noticed the best Derby parties I’ve thrown and attended include betting, cocktails and, of course,
Louisville has created something really cool. The city is actually involved as an active partner to promote bourbon tourism and the responsible enjoyment of our native spirit. A few years ago they formed the Urban Bourbon Trail, and it is a shining example of how a city and its thriving food and drink scene can
What’s a party without cocktails? With the Derby it’s all about bourbon cocktails too. So here are a few suggestions on how to make a bourbon cocktail: Bourbon Sour Get a can of frozen concentrated lemonade, and put that in the container. Then fill that same can with water, and add it to the container.