|Bob and Barbara Funk
It has been a long time since you had so many CART shirts and logo items assembled in Indianapolis. Friday it was fashionable to wear something that was many years old as attendees to the 2nd annual CART Reunion wore old uniforms and team logo shirts as they caught up with friends. It brought back so many memories of teams, drivers and good times in the series.
In the days of race weekends in CART, Friday nights were Barbecue night for the officials. That was the theme for Friday night. With a video of racing memories running in the background, everyone ate and conversed with former teammates.
After dinner, Bob and Barbara Funk, who were in charge of CART timing and scoring for many years, were honored with a crystal award in appreciation for their years of dedication to CART. The Funks are still involved with the Long Beach Grand Prix and help organize the many volunteers that work at that long standing event every year.
|The organizing committee
And recovering from a recent heart attack, Linda Vaughn, felt bad that she was not able to attend the event tonight. Vaughn was the 1983 Miss Hurst Golden Shifter and is a fixture at the Indianapolis 500 every May. She is involved with the Indy Family Foundation charity and use to support the now defunct CARA Charities. She said she is recovering well and will be back at the Speedway in May.
And for Saturday, the reunion committee has complied a list of things to do in Speedway, with special deals organized at several places. I will update you on those activities later. Lucille Dust reporting for AutoRacing1.com