Detroit GP! Saturday

Greetings from beautiful Detroit! The skies are blue, the foliage is green, and the air is filled with the sound of race engines and the smell of exhaust fumes. Belle Isle, the beautiful (newly christened) state park located on the Detroit River between Detroit and Canada, played host today to the Pirelli World Challenge, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and IndyCar. I was there from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. I took three camera batteries, all of which died, as did my phone. My skin is somewhere between deep brown and lobster red; even my eyes are sunburned. In other words, Perfect Day.

Here are a few photos (out of the 500) I took. More tomorrow!

RenCen shuttle

Waiting for the complimentary shuttle to Belle Isle at the Renaissance Center (RenCen), the world headquarters of General Motors

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Looking back at the RenCen from Belle Isle

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Pirelli World Challenge

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Eventual Pirelli World Challenge winner Johnny O’Connell in the #3 car for Cadillac Racing

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Mercedes SLS AMG

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TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

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On the grid pre-race

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The appropriately-numbered 007 Aston Martin

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Love the Flying Lizard Audis!

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Ferrari goes bang.

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007 Aston after the race

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Mazda guts

IndyCar

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My fave, Josef Newgarden, before the driver parade

Pole-winner Helio Castroneves gets ready

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Josef!

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One of those days…

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Marco Andretti

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Helio

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Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay

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Eventual race-winner Will Power

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Happy day.

 

 

 

 

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