Jun 07 2012

More Highlights from the 2012 Indy 500 Race Week

This year's 2012 Indy 500 Race week was amazing... wonderful crowds and great fun! Here are more Alco Black Beast highlights.


Howard Kroplick

Coming soon: A spectacular helmut cam video of the Black Beast on the Indy 500 oval.

The Alco Black Beast and vintage racers on display on Community Day. Rookie driver Josef Newgarden and Mark Dill, Vice-President of Marketing of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, enjoying the Black Beast. Twenty-One year old Newgarden finished 25th in the 2012 Indy 500. Heading to the track for 4 laps on Thursday. Racers on the track attained speeds over 150 miles per hour. The top speed for the Black Beast was 70 mph. The Black Beast going around 60 miles per hour. The action at Turn 4. The Black Beast (far right) stayed on the inside for all 8 laps on Thursday and Saturday. Master mechanic Sam Greco did a solo lap in the Alco Black Beast. Crossing the finish line and the yard of bricks on my solo lap. The Black Beast as seen from above the finish line. Another big greeting from legend Mario Andretti after completing the Thursday laps. Sam Greco and I after the laps. Note the helmet cam.


Jun 08 2012 Walt Gosden 7:08 AM

Howard, you are a man who truly enjoys his cars, and by driving/using them lets everyone else experience the thrill of the machine as well. WIthoubt doubt an old car is best viewed when in motion!

Mar 29 2014 Lance 11:06 AM

Is there any way to get in contact with Sam Greco? Does he still have his shop in Long Island?

Mar 29 2014 Howard Kroplick 1:17 PM

Lance, Sam Greco has his restoration shop in Garden City Park. He can be reached at 1-516-279-6170 . Sam does a great job keeping the Black Beast running!

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