The 2004 Grand Prix of Cleveland!

Hello all,

Below are pictures of the Grand Prix of Cleveland! Had a GREAT time!

By the way, thanks to Uncle Michael for the free ticket! Remember the contest site I sent out last week to win tickets to the race?

Uncle Michael was a runner up and won two tickets and a t-shirt!

Please click on the picture for a larger image.

Interesting plate from Virginia!

Before the race.

Adirondack chairs in one of the boxes.

Show car.

The Vanderbilt Cup

The twin-seater

Waiting for autographs

Jourdain's car

Leaving inspection

Tagliani's car

Rear view of Tagliani's car

Lavin's car

Servia's car awaiting inspection


Servia inspection

Nose cone removed prior to taking car off ramp

Michel's car

Michel's camera mount

One more view

Bruno's car in the paddock

Vasser's car

Display bike

Hunter-Reay's car

Mazzacane's car

Allmendinger's car

Bourdais's car

Bourdais's brake

The Cosworth engine.

Rodolfo Lavin

Happy Paul Tracy at the autograph session before the race. (Probably knew what was about to happen!)

To the right, Michel Jourdain displays his new hair style!

Bourdais, before winning the race

Paul Gentilozzi

Ryan Dalziel, before winning the Toyota Atlantic race

Race fans

Entrance to the pits

Viewing the stands from the west

Junqueira spun in the grass during warm-up.  These two pictures show the results of the spin.

The BMW series cars

Robin Miller from Speed TV gave a great interview.

The Toyota Atlantic race

Remove a car with a blown engine.  The slick track was right in front of us and caused a lot of cars to get loose.

Cleaning the track

Toyota Atlantic third place winner Danica Patrick

Winner Ryan Dalziel being interviewed on the podium

I was trying to take a picture of a driver, but she got in the way!  (I think it was Lavin.)

Dominguez during driver introductions

Jimmy Vasser

The crowd and the race

Bourdais, the eventual winner


The podium

Carl Haas and Paul Newman

Haas, with Newman raising the trophy

More of the Newman-Haas team.  We saw Carl leave the track in a very nice Jag!

Hunter-Reay packing

Haberfeld's car after the race

The steering wheel (note the course map)

Servia (on the right)

The jet truck

We tried to "obtain" this sign, but the adhesive on the back did not cooperate


BEERUS Prez in the Pits, with the CLE skyline behind.

One last shot of pit road

The President of BEERUS

There were no champagne bottles, so I figured the box would be the next best thing.

Nina may have won the Pick of the Race today, but Michael Z. wins the banner of the race!