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Uncle Joe Benson at the 2007 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

April 13 - 15, 2007: Just like every April since 1986, Uncle Joe Benson was once again part of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. His Friday and Saturday broadcasts featured an array of guests including 4-time Grand Prix winner Paul Tracy, 3-time Grand Prix winner Sébastien Bourdais and Champ Car rookie phenom Graham Rahal. Joe also did huge Meet & Greet sessions all three days at the KLOS Cool Patrol booth where the Uncle Joe's Nissan 300ZX race car was on display. Rock & Roll!

(Photos by Jim Sleeper and Jan Benson.)

Wide shot of booth & Z car.
Crowd at the KLOS booth.

With the Uncle Joe's Nissan 300ZX on display throughout the weekend, the
KLOS Cool Patrol became a beehive of activity as soon as the gates opened!

On the air.
On air w/Terry Clanton & Bruce Flanders.
On air with Miss LBGP.
Broadcasting from the back straight.

Friday afternoon's broadcast included visits with
Grand Prix announcers Bruce Flanders and Terry "Ike" Clanton and
Miss Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach Lauren McDonald,
as well as some play-by-play from the back straight.

Line-up of people at KLOS booth.
Lots going on.
Even more signing.
Posing with Steve & Tami.

Nothing like a Friday Meet & Greet!

J.B. & Garth Kemp share a laugh.

KABC Channel 7 weatherman (and former KLOS
afternoon jock) Garth Kemp stopped by to
share a laugh about the business.

J.B. on air with Chris Slade.
Unc with Chris Slade.
Chris Slade signing.

Saturday morning's broadcast saw former AC/DC and Manfred Mann's
Earth Band
drummer Chris Slade join Unc on the air.

Hanging with Scott Atherton.
J.B. with Ivan Stewart.

Old friends Scott Atherton (CEO of the American
LeMans Series
and former California Speedway President)
and Off Road racing legend Ivan "Ironman" Stewart dropped by.

Taking photos.
Happy mom & kid in car.
Taking a picture of his son.
Dreaming in the car.

A hot spot for photos and dreaming.

Alan Ward, Joe Hal, J.B. & Tom Clark.

J.B.'s fellow CalClub racers Alan Ward and Joe Hall came cruising by
just as jet ski racer Tom Clarke produced his vintage
Uncle Joe's Record Guide.

On the P.A. w/Bruce Flanders.

Throughout the weekend, Joe joined
longtime Grand Prix announcer
Bruce Flanders on the track P.A.

Explaining things.
Signing 'The Shirt'.

Lots of stories to be told!

The kid is ready to race the car.

Enough posing - you know I'm ready to drive!


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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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