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Uncle Joe Benson at the 2006 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

April 7 - 9, 2006: Uncle Joe Benson has been part of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach every April since 1986! This year he kicked things off with a Friday broadcast from Bubba Gump's Shrimp Company on Turn Two of the race course. On Saturday & Sunday mornings, he rolled through lengthy "20th Anniversary" Uncle Joe Meet & Greets at the KLOS Cool Patrol booth, where the Uncle Joe's Nissan 300ZX race car was on display all three days. The only thing missing at this Long Beach party was a cake!

(Photos by Jim Sleeper.)

LBGP sign.
Turn 2 panoramic.
Champ car in Turn 2.

Six different classes raced on the shore throughout the weekend —
some ultra-fast, others drifting & ultra-smokey!

Early Sunday wide shot of booth.
Lining up on Saturday.

As soon as the gates were open, Unc was rocking at
the KLOS Cool Patrol booth!

Z car on display at '06 LBGP.

The Uncle Joe's Nissan 300ZX road racing car was
the center of attention at the KLOS Cool Patrol booth all three days.

Telling stories.
Is it my turn?
Telling tales.

Having fun on a sunny day with friends both old and new.

Happy kid in Car. Happy kid in Car.
Happy kid in Car. Happy kid in Car.
Happy kid in Car. Happy kid in Car.
Lining up.
Dude in the car!

Kids of all ages loved getting in a real race car.

Unc on Big Screen.
Clanton, Flanders & Unc on P.A.

As usual, Unc joined Grand Prix announcers Terry Clanton and
Bruce Flanders on the P.A. during the race.

Denise on-air.

Denise Westwood broadcast her Saturday
KLOS show surrounded by Grand Prix scenery.

Hanging with Flat Stan.
Michelle & Stacie.
Hello old friend.
Taking photos.

Telling stories and snapping photos.

Unc talking with Scott Pruett.
Frank & Joe

Multi-time sports car champions Scott Pruett and
Frank Honsowetz stopped by to say hi and compare rides.

Crowding around Unc & his car.
Gathering around their Unc.
Lining up to say hi.

Meeting folks and having fun.

Sebastien Bourdais at speed.

On the track, two-time Champ Car Champion
Sebastien Bourdais completely dominated the weekend.


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On The Road

'12 Grand National Roadster Show

'11 Home Depot - Monrovia

'11 O.C. Fair

'11 O.C. Fair
Pat Benatar

'11 Blood

'11 O.C. Fair
Paul Rodgers

'11 O.C. Fair
Steve Miller &
Duff Goldman

'11 O.C. Barrett-Jackson

'11 Ridemakerz

Alex Xydias Center

'11 Jethro Tull

Home Depot - Orange

Performance Bicycle

BBQ @Shannon's

Home Depot - Marina Del Rey

'11 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 400

Pep Boys
Speed Shop

'11 NHRA

Monster Trucks!

Larry's Pick-Up Truck

'11 Grand National
Roadster Show

Ozzy Osbourne

'10 NHRA Finals

in Torrance

Pepsi 400

La Mirada
Home Depot

'10 L.A. Fair
Bad Company

John Bonham

Steve Miller
Kids Rock Free

'10 L.A. Fair
Monster Trucks
& C.C.R.

Axes & Axles
Hot Rod Show

BBQ @Kevin's


'10 O.C. Fair
Styx/ZZ Top

'10 Blood Drive

in Walnut

Steve Miller/
Greek Theatre

5th of July

Rush's Star

Fathers Day

'10 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 500

'10 NHRA

'10 Grand National
Roadster Show


'09 NHRA Finals

Steve Miller/

Pepsi 500

'09 L.A. Fair
Lynyrd Skynyrd

Abbey Road

'09 Blood Drive

'09 Kentucky Derby

'09 Long Beach
Grand Prix

Auto Club 500

'09 NHRA

'09 Grand National
Roadster Show

'08 NHRA Finals

Pepsi 500

Carl Edwards

'08 Jethro Tull

All-Star Party

'08 Long Beach
Grand Prix

'08 Super Chevy

'08 Goodguys
Costa Mesa

Auto Club 500

'08 NHRA

'08 Grand Nat.
Roadster Show

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