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  1. #1

    Jun 2008
    Chicago
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    Gentlemen...Start Your Engines…an Interesting Find

    Got out for a while last night. Went back to a park. Got a pretty sharp 39D Merc and 9 wheaties. Dug a target that I thought was a toy car. It was down about 6 inches. When I got home and rinsed it off, I saw that it was some type of Pin. On the back it has “Indianapolis Motor Speedway” and then the pin manufacturer‘s name. On the front is the year 1967. My first thought was that it was some sort of souvenir from the 1967 Indy 500. After a few Google searches and some checking on eBay, I determined it was a Pit Pass Badge issued for the 1967 Indy 500 that allowed the wearer to enter the pit areas. Here is a website that shows it.

    http://www.ni500cc.com/badges/badges6069.html

    Also found where one from 1967 sold on ebay for $100 last week – although it had not been buried in the ground for the past 40 years. Thanks for looking.

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  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2008
    Moronica, northwest of Chicago.
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    Re: Gentlemen...Start Your Engines…an Interesting Find

    Great hunt!!!

    That Indy pass is an unusual find!
    God bless our veterans! Thank you for your sacrifices!

  3. #3

    May 2008
    Chicago
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    Re: Gentlemen...Start Your Engines…an Interesting Find

    Nice finds!
    The Mercs a beauty but that pit pass is one in a million.
    Mike

  4. #4
    us
    May 2008
    Illinois
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    Re: Gentlemen...Start Your Engines…an Interesting Find

    Beautiful Merc!

    And the pin/pass is too cool. Same year my better half was born, Wow that is old!

    Good thing she doesn't read Tnet....

  5. #5
    us
    Apr 2006
    DES PLAINES IL
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    Re: Gentlemen...Start Your Engines…an Interesting Find

    Patrick..

    Merc is nice but...

    that Indy pass is awesome...

    That in my book is a cool find.....

    WTG


    GOTTA LOVE THIS HOBBY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Happy Hunting from Des Plaines IL ( D P Bob )

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    p2c
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    Apr 2009
    Matteson, IL
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    Re: Gentlemen...Start Your Engines…an Interesting Find

    Patrick,
    That Indy pass is awesome. It is even more awesome that you were able to ID it. WTG on the merc also.

  7. #7
    us
    Jul 2003
    Elgin
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    Re: Gentlemen...Start Your Engines…an Interesting Find

    A. J. Foyt won in '67, it was a two-day race because of rain. Yep I remember it like it was just googled...

    Nice digs!

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    Re: Gentlemen...Start Your Engines…an Interesting Find

    TOTALLY AWESOME THAT YOU SHOULD FIND A PIT BADGE FROM THE INDY 500!! WTG !! I'VE BEEN GOING TO THE RACE SINCE 1986 !! I'D TAKE THAT OVER A BARBER QUARTER!

 

 

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