Another Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis and this one celebrates 30 years!
The traditional breakfast was very well attended. It included Dave Despain interviewing Chip Ganasi.
When it concluded the gates opened at nine o’clock and the showroom floors were a mass of racing people exploring the exhibits and searching for their suppliers.
As we did our own exploration we came across some interesting vendors:
Have you ever felt the need to blow off a race track?
Are you searching for a big turbocharger?
Hunter was there with working displays of their latest tire mounting and balancing equipment along with the latest alignment machine.
The tire machine above is incredible. It lifts the wheel and tire into place, you show it where the TPMS sensor is located, step on a pedal, and the machine does the rest. It dismounts the tire and after you have placed the replacement tire on the wheel the machine mounts it for you.
The “Road Force” balance machine figure where the weights need to be located as well as their amount. Automatically hiding the stick-on weight behind any wheel spoke. Then it calculates the road force with the roller on the back providing the pressure to check the roundness of the assembly.
Scattered about the show were several cars that looked the worse for wear.
It is a the latest trend in creating monster powered drag cars that look, at first glance, as if they were found stuck in an overgrown field. Interesting trend.
We saw a really fantastic looking Rambler American that a lady had bought and turned into an autocross car. The flared fenders are beautiful and the suspension engineering is top shelf.
That is it for today. We spent hours on the exhibition floors so you know that the above is just a small piece. That leaves more for tomorrow!