Things were different then, you could just wander around, no one questioned why you were there. I ended up sitting right beside my hero Mark Donohue on the pit wall with the race car in arms length.
Like you Black,I would've been just awestruck sitting that close to him. I had a similar experience with Greg Moore in Vancouver 99. Only difference I swallowed hard and approached him. I'm glad I did as he was dead a month and a half later.