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362: Racing Week with Al Unser Jr. and Gary Manke for the Alan Kulwicki Car Show.

Show Date: 05/22/2021

(Season 15 EP 21)

This Week’s Topics for Saturday, May 22, 2021:

Two-Time Indianapolis 500 winner – Al Unser, Jr.

Alan Kulwicki Car Show – Gary Manke

Al Unser Jr.

We had the chance to catch up with the speedster Al Unser Jr. at this year’s Greater Milwaukee Auto and Truck show held in May.

This conversation was candid and he was willing to discuss several topics. A lot centered on his father who encouraged him to stay with racing. He even talks about how dad talked him out of staying with NASCAR. He continued sharing about his current passion of mentoring young racing stars.

For more about Al Unser Jr….

Alan Kulwicki Cruisin’ Car Show with Gary Manke

Gary is a member of the Greater Greenfield Lions Club which hosts this very popular show.

It’s held at the commemorative park named after one of NASCAR’s toughest racers. Alan was a native of Greenfield, Wisconsin and went on the become a folk hero to many racing fans. He arrived at NASCAR with no sponsor and ended up with the 1986 NASCAR Rookie of the Year award. He is also remembered for his trademark “Polish Victory Lap” when he won the 1992 Winston Cup Championship. Tragically, Alan died early in 1993 in a small plane. The park was built to honor his Greenfield roots and is filled with his memorabilia including trophies, photographs, huge payment boards and more.

Click here for more information about Alan Kulwicki…

The car show is a fundraiser for many of the Lions charitable deeds, like support cool camps for handicapped children, providing assistance to community members with site and hearing problems, providing scholarships to area high school seniors.

You can see all of the specifics of the show by clicking here. Including the printed flyer, car classes and location map.

Here is a quick guide about the show:

What: All makes and models are welcome.

When: Saturday, May 29th, 2021 from 8 am to 2 pm. (rain or shine)

Where: Kulwicki Park, 10777 West Cold Spring Road, Milwaukee, WI (corner of Hwy 100 and Cold Spring Rd.)

To register: You can register at the show.  

Fun Facts:

Alan Kulwicki Pavilion

Captn’ Bob & Arlo will be spinning the tunes

1st 100 dash plaques, 24+ trophies, 50/50, food and refreshments

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