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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.)

Apex of Turn Two.
Wideshot of Bubba Gumps.
Joe about to go on air.
Putting people on the air.

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.

Unc w/fans.
She's happy!
Meeting more kids.
Hanging w/the Chief.

Meeting folks and having fun.

Joe being interviewed for TV.

Well now that you ask me...

Lining up for the Meet & Greet.
Kids' first time.
A Maiden fan.
Girl in pink.
Laughing out loud!

Nothing like a Meet & Greet!

Early morning wide shot.
Telling stories.
Cool couple.
Signing a shirt.

A Sunday Meet & Greet with the KLOS Cool Patrol!

Helio Castroneves talking w/Joe.
Bobby Rahal telling Unc retirement isn't what it's cracked up to be.

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.

Miss LGBP & her crew.

Every Miss Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach needs an Unc!

Sharing a laugh w/Jack Arute.

Hooking up with old racing buddies super promoter J.C. Agajanian and famed TV announcer Jack Arute.

Will Powers into turn  one.

Sunday marked the last Champ Car race ever.


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Monster Trucks!

Larry's Pick-Up Truck

'11 Grand National
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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


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Styx/ZZ Top

'10 Blood Drive

in Walnut

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Rush's Star

Fathers Day

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