For a little tongue-in-cheek fun after looking back at the 1981 Indianapolis 500 and the legal kerflulffule I thought I’d do a blog entry in the format of a law school brief. This is the way all law students are trained to write and review cases. We do this to review facts, relevant law, and … Continue reading Andretti v. Unser v. USAC
Money is the root cause of all evil. But try as we might there’s no denying that it makes everything in the world happen, especially in INDYCAR. Everything is based on sponsorship. Teams need sponsorship. Drivers need sponsors to get the ride (and as we discussed Drivers do all the heavy lifting) or they pay … Continue reading Gotta Spend Money to Make Money (helping ROI)
It is a statement you have heard on the podcast or read in many blog entries that women in motorsports still face quite an uphill battle. Many people have put forth many different suggested solutions to the problem including the controversial women-only racing league. While not touted as a solution, the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has put forth a panel “Opportunities for Women in Motorsports” for three years now.
The 1970s was the height of Second-wave feminism. Women, obtained the right to vote. They now focused on equality in the workplace and all that came with it (including things like child care and reproductive rights). It’s only right that during the 1970s two women stepped forward in motorsports to shatter barriers long standing: Lella … Continue reading 1970s: Break On Through (to the other side)
Full disclosure: I love learning about new technology. I’m also a child of a hippie. This is the only earth we have so let’s try and do our best to be good stewards of it. Solar energy fascinates me!In Indiana we have a handful of unique solar farms. The largest solar farm in Indiana is … Continue reading Let The Sunshine In
Keiko Ihara first got a taste of racing when she worked as a promotional model at race tracks in Japan. It reminds me of the beginning of the famous and infamous female racer Helle Nice who also worked as a model/dancer before racing. Both women were beauties but wanted something more than to be a … Continue reading Keiko Ihara: More Than a Pretty Face
During qualifications for the 1972 Indianapolis 500, driver Jim Hurtubise did what all fans do during the weekend – enjoyed themselves. Hurtubise had qualified a car and towards the end of the session had another car wheeled into line. It wasn’t uncommon to qualify multiple cares in that era. This was right before 6pm, and … Continue reading Don’t Bring Beer If You Can’t Share With Everyone