It’s always fun to talk racing with two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk, but he shared a pretty interesting family story (no, it’s not that his son, Arie Jr., was a finalist on The Bachelor) with us yesterday at the track.
It turns out that Arie’s father was a part of the Dutch Resistance in World War II. When describing his dad’s role in the Resistance, Arie said, “Anything he could do to mess up the Germans, he did.” It appears that ‘messing things up’ included stealing a Nazi truck, disassembling it, burying it piece by piece, then rebuilding it after the war. Arie told us that the German truck was the only operational vehicle on the island where the Luyendyks lived south of Holland:
Viva la Resitance! Hear the full interview here.
This Russian Youth Hockey melee makes The Malice at the Palice look like a pillow fight. The weird Russian rap doesn't add anything to the clip, so I suggest Rage Against The Machine's "Sleep Now in the Fire" (especially at 2:45) as a soundtrack.
Can you imagine this happening in the States?