Saturday, the day before the race, is the annual autograph session of the Indy car drivers. Lined up in racing order, 1-33, there is one mad hour where the fans brave the lines carrying a variety of collectables for autographs. The whole process starts at 7:00 when those holding a bronze badge pass (Micah, Caleb, and Johanna) are allowed into the track an hour early, running to be at the front of the lines. At 8:00 the rest of the fans (Tom and Ella) are allowed in and fill in the remaining positions in the lines. The front row diver line is usually closed by 9:00 (when the drivers make an appearance) and Micah and Caleb and Tink were at the front of it.
Years ago I was able to work my way towards the line-up of drivers as they sat at their tables and take some pretty good photos. Now those tables are guarded and it is not easy to reach a good vantage point for taking pictures. But here are some pictures I managed to get of the drivers.
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2016 23' Airstream, and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown