This is Part 2 of my interview with Bobby Rahal.
In 1986, I went to my first Indianapolis 500 race. I will never forget May of 1986. Myself and 5 of my college friends went to the time trials, practice days, carburetor day and the race, Sunday May 25th. The first time the race was completely rained out. We went back home excited to come back the next day Monday May 26th. But that also was a rain out. We were broke college kids and there was no way we were going to let our tickets go unused. Back in the day it was impossible to get good seats at the race. But we were lucky enough to know a few people who helped us out and found some tickets. As I remember it was my karate teacher and union official who found 4 tickets and a buddy of mine, his dad work for the telephone company who was a sponsor of the event, found us a couple more. That year was special in so many ways as Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier drove a corvette as the pace car. A very special day for a future fighter pilot like myself. Back to the race. With 2 days rained out we came back the following Saturday May 31 to watch Autobahn’s very own Bobby Rahal take the checkered flag. I have to be honest, I waited until the 3rd season to interview Bobby because I wanted to get better and try and figure out my interview style and perfect my game. In January of 2020 we got together in his garage at the track 33 years after watching him cross the finish line at the Indy 500. It was a memorable day to get to spend a morning with the racing legend. This is the Podcast’s first 2 part interview. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. And now here is Bobby Rahal on the Autobahn Country Club Podcast.