24 – ENGINES AND ICE CREAM

This was our last day of scheduled activities as the full group, with a tour of the innovative Cummins Engine factory in Columbus, Indiana, of particular

23 – RACING AND MEMORIES

Ground for the original Speedway was broken on March 15, 1909, and the raceway was opened on August 12, 1909, in what seems a remarkably short

22 – THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

The day after the race is the one that was really exciting for me, and full of facts and trivia, which by this time you know

21 – RACE DAY

Gayle and Steve left for the raceway at the crack of dawn, knowing that the expected attendance was over 200,000. (Final statistics showed attendance at over

20 – PARADE!

Since our RV park was located quite some distance away and we weren’t too sure of distance and time, our group made a point of leaving

19 – CARB DAY IN INDIANAPOLIS

19 – CARB DAY IN INDIANAPOLIS Six of the men in our group decided to attend Carb Day at the racetrack (lots of technical stuff) and

18 – WE MADE IT!

The trip from Springfield to the Indianapolis area was a relatively short one, and we would actually be calling one place home for six days. Again

17 – SPRINGFIELD – LAND OF LINCOLN

  We were actually going to have a full day in Springfield, though we knew that we would see only a portion of what the city

16 – ALLIGATOR ON THE ROAD

I’ll back track a little to our Amana visit. The historical background of the group was very interesting, and so were their accomplishments. Besides their ability

15 – HEADING FOR AMANA

We continued across the windy plains of Nebraska and Iowa, scheduled to stay in the very intriguing village of Amana that evening. Originally known as the