Uncle Joe Benson at the 2008 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
April 18 - 20, 2008: 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 the Bubba Gump's Shrimp Company. Then Saturday and Sunday mornings were spent doing Meet & Greets at the KLOS Cool Patrol booth. Rock & Roll!
(Photos by Jim Sleeper & Jan Benson.)
Starting with his Friday broadcast from Bubba Gump's Shrimp Company, located 200 feet from the apex of Turn Two, J.B. was all over the race course the entire weekend.
Meeting folks and having fun.
Well now that you ask me...
Nothing like a Meet & Greet!
A Sunday Meet & Greet with the KLOS Cool Patrol!
Indy 500 Champion Helio Castroneves discusses dancing and driving with J.B., and former IndyCar Champ and Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal reveals that retirement isn't what it's cracked up to be.
Every Miss Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach needs an Unc!
Hooking up with old racing buddies super promoter J.C. Agajanian and famed TV announcer Jack Arute.
Sunday marked the last Champ Car race ever.
On The Road