We Have A Winner!
Apparently, I got my wish when I said I wanted this year’s trivia contest to be more difficult. I thought last year’s was tough, but the winning entry came in just before the deadline with all answers correct. This year had another last minute entry, but he missed two. Still it was good enough to win a beautiful brand-new 100% cotton (no dri-fit here) Oilpressure.com polo.
By the way, many have commented that they noticed the Oilpressure polos I was sporting at IMS over qualifying weekend and asked how they can get one. When I ordered the ones for Susan and me, I ordered one additional one for the trivia prize. However, the embroidery artwork is now on file and I could get additional ones fairly cheaply. I’m not looking to profit on these, but I don’t really want to be out any money out of pocket either. If anyone is interested, send me an e-mail. If there is enough interest, I’ll see what I can do. Here are a few pics of the polos from last weekend.
But this is not about selling shirts. This is congratulating reader Mike, on a job well done. Some longtime listeners of The Talk of Gasoline Alley with Donald Davidson may know Mike as "Mike From Vernon Hills". Not only did he get thirty-one correct answers (plus the tie-breaker), he got them in just under the wire. Well played.
Thanks to everyone who played. I don’t keep stats on it, but I believe this may have been a record turnout on entries e-mailed in. Without any further delay, here are your answers…
1. Ed Carpenter – 2014
2. Juan Montoya – 2000 and 2015.
3. James Melton – 1946
4. Art Malone
5. Louis Schneider
6. The 1965 teammate to Jim Clark, Bobby Johns, who passed away this past spring
7. Don Freeland, Jimmy Reece, Eddie Sachs & Howard Kelly
8. Cyrus Patschke for Ray Harroun in 1911
9. Louis Schneider
10. Kevin Cogan, Mike Hiss, Bill Alsup, Paul Tracy and David Hobbs
11. Lou Palmer – two years (1988-89)
12. 1929 winner Ray Keech
14. Stark & Wetzel – 1952
15. Mutual Broadcasting System – Bill Slater
16. Lotus and Lola
17. Rodger Ward
18. Eddie Sachs – 1957
19. 1947 – Thirty cars
20. 1912, Joe Dawson – Michelin
21. 1994 – Mark Smith
22. 1986 – Dick Simon replaced Dennis Firestone
23. 1970 – Gene White, Mongoose
24. The Dragon
25. 1982 (49 drivers failed to qualify)
26. The 2007 race featured two Panoz chassis, driven by Jacques Lazier and Phil Giebler.
28. Graham Hill – Jackie Stewart was the 1966 Rookie of the Year
29. Firestone, Michelin, Palmer, Goodrich and Goodyear
30. 1974 – Tom Binford
31. Sam Hanks – 1957
32. Umbrella Mike
33. Jigger Sirois
Tie Breaker: Cliff Bergere