2013: Indianapolis 500
We were fortunate enough this year to be able to attend the Indianapolis 500. One of the teachers at our High School is connected to someone at the Indy 500 and was able to take our exchange student to a special preview day ahead of the race, and the spread above includes the pictures and the ephemera from that day.
I chose to use a brick pattern background paper to reference the nickname of the grounds – “the brickyard”. The track was originally completely paved in brick, but now there is only a thin strip of brick exposed which serves as the finish line.
If you look carefully at the “Indy 500 or Bust” logo on the right page you will notice that it is plastic. It is actually a window cling that was mailed to us with our event tickets. I wanted to save it for the scrapbook so I stuck it to a plastic sheet protector and then cut both the sticker and the plastic sheet together so that it would be the correct way round. I then used brads to attach it to the page so that there would not be glue marks visible.
The second spread below are pictures and ephemera from Race Day. I included the event ticket, the event program, and a list of all of the cars and drivers for the day.
We really enjoyed the day, but I was exhausted by the time we got home that evening.