The Indy 500 Parade is one of the high points leading up to The Great American Race.
Everybody turns out to see the sights. It’s a wonderful family affair.
These motorcycle cops are fantastic. Each has a letter or the number that spells out Indianapolis 500.
They rode in a pattern and were perfect.
This has to be the highlight of these motorcycle cop’s year.
It’s one of the coolest things about the Indy 500 parade.
Here’s the first car to ever win a 500 at Indy. Ray Harroun (January 12, 1879 – January 19, 1968) drove the #32 Mormon ‘Wasp” to victory in 1911.
And here’s some other former race cars from the big race.
The current drivers in the 500 get rides with their wives or girlfriends.
There’s always plenty of bands playing in the parade.
Here’s some more drivers.
I love the horses.
I think they ride in the parade in the position they’re going to race from.
Ruth Buzzi, a famous comedienne in her day.
Blow it, baby.
I didn’t have a hard time getting people to wave. I was practically in the street with them.
Horses with American flags is very cool.
More High School kids doing their part to make a great parade for the fans.
Another former race car.
He was nice enough to wave.
Standing up in the saddle is tough to do. They’re pros at it.
I love all of the colorful uniforms.
Rupert from the show Survivor.
He waved at me.
These mounted police officers were kind enough to wave also.
Being a mounted police officer must be cool. Look at them.
These next 2 pix are the best ones I took at the parade.
It reminds me of a Ticker Tape parade in NYC.
Lots of color, I love it.
Cool older vette.
Patrick Dempsey from Grey’s Anatomy. He remembered me from the night before in the bar talking with him, so he waved.
Here’s a tropical themed group.
Not sure what they were doing besides just dancing down the street.
Everybody loves Beauty Queens.
This float was full of them.
I wonder if the ones on top were more important… probably.
And here’s the last of the Beauty Queens.
An old time Fire Truck, very cool.
Never get tired of hearing the bands play as they pass.
Some old soldiers. Respect.
They marched right along the parade route and always got a big hand from the crowd.
Here’s their Flag Bearer.
Not sure who this was, but they waved.
I think this is an old Camaro.
The Shriner’s on horseback.
I think these are some drivers from previous years.
The Chinese made an appearance.
This was a very cool balloon.
I think this is Chinese also.
The Flag Corps.
Here’s a slice of Americana, watching the parade.
And I know everybody loves cheerleaders.
Here’s some more famous people riding the parade route.
More older race cars.
The World’s Largest Drum.
I bet it would be fun to be in the parade and see all of the people cheering.
Another driver of the race.
These horses are huge… and beautiful.
And lastly, the Budweiser Clydesdales.
I hope you enjoyed this look at the Indy 500 parade.
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What a great parade… Should be televised every year!
Wouldn’t want to be going after the horses or be their pooper scooper :-). And I always love seeing the Budwieser Clydesdales! My favs.