Jun 11 2014

Memorable Moments From The 2014 Brickyard Invitational

Our five days at the Brickyard Invitational at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway were filled with fun, smiles, and thrills. Here are some additional memorable moments.


Howard Kroplick

Black Beast on Display

The Alco Black Beast display attracted large crowds. Over 3,000 flyers and brochures were given out.

Everyone enjoyed hearing the Black Beast roar.

Special Visits

Pioneering driver Janet Guthrie returned to see the the Black Beast.

Indy driver Rick Treadway compared the Black Beast to his 2002 Indy 500 car.

Cam-Am driver, Oscar Koveleski took a mini-Cannonball Run through the Brickyard.

My friend Mark Dill, who helped organize the SVRA Brickyard Invitational, was an excellent mechanician.

Parade Laps

There were thousands in the stands when the Black Beast went on the track on both Saturday and Sunday.

The Black Beast getting ready in Gasoline Alley.

The Black Beast at speed. Note the Go-Pro camera on the helment. Courtesy of Bill Rayof Photos by Ray, Monticello, Indiana.

The Black Beast passing the famous Pagoda. Photo courtesy of Bill Ray of Photos by Ray, Monticello, Indiana.


Upcoming on Sunday: Go for a Black Beast lap at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway via a Go-Pro video.


Jun 11 2014 Ted 11:45 PM

Keep it coming. I’m going to get a little bit of car memories on Saturday at Demonstration Day at Simeone Automotive Museum, calling it Pantheons of Style, which includes 6 cars being driven around outside, what a day that will be.

Jun 15 2014 Roger Price 7:53 AM

Looks like you had a terrific time.  It must be a blast to drive around the track in Indy.  Congratulations!

Jun 16 2014 Howard Kroplick 3:53 PM

From Oscar Koveleski:
Thanks! Howard…You and your Ancient Auto Racer team have been rated 5 star by the PRDA…Oscar.


Jun 17 2014 Tom 11:15 PM

All the people that saw the black beast were treated to history as well,,,

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