Indy 500 Races
David Traver Adolphus has written a follow-up article in Hemmings Daily on the condition of the Marmon Wasp following the 2011 Indy 500 parade lap. (2 comments)
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has published this news item concerning this Saturday's Legend's Day.
Noel Gish (President of the Board of Trustees of the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum): "Howard, has an African-American ever competed or placed in a Indy race? Did an African-American compete in the Vanderbilt races?"
Below are related links to the Indy 500 Races available on VanderbiltCupRaces.com: Updated August 19, 2011:(2 comments)
The parade lap of seven vintage cars prior to this year's Indy 500 Race was a thrill for everyone involved. However, only a few people know about the near-accident that almost occurred at the beginning of the parade lap. Let's start at the beginning:
Mark Dill's excellent website Firstsuperspeedway.com brought back fond memories of this year's historic Indy 500 with the reposting of the video of Emerson Fittipaldi's parade lap and the recent New York Times article on the Black Beast.
Margaret, George and Eric Vitale of Barn Find Antiquities recently purchased a vintage leather trunk. To their surprise, the bottom of the truck was lined with a May 7, 1911 edition of the newspaper The World including this article: (2 comments)
This Vanderbilt Cup Race driver profile focuses on Ray Harroun. Ray was the winner of the first Indy 500 Race driving a Marmon to victory in 1911. He also won the 1909 Wheatley Sweepstakes Race that was held in conjuction with the 1909 Vanderbilt Cup Race and finished 21st in…
The 2011 Indy 500 Parade Lap was led by the historic 1911 Marmon Wasp, winner of the first Indy 500. Although successful in completing two parade laps, the Marmon had difficulties starting and running. The cause of the Wasp's problems was recently discussed on the Yahoo Racing History Board, along… (4 comments)
Over 40 Indianapolis Motor Speedway photographers were stationed throughout the oval for the 2011 Indy 500 Parade Lap. Here is a sampling of several memorable images from this talented crew: