Andretti v. Unser v. USAC

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

1970s: Break On Through (to the other side)

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)

Don’t Bring Beer If You Can’t Share With Everyone

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

Carpenter’s White Whale

We sat high above the start/finish line on the straightaway to watch pole day. It was a great place to watch the cars fly by as each driver strove to get the most out of their car and it was a great place for someone without a photographer’s vest to sit. The morning session had … Continue reading Carpenter’s White Whale