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Line-up For the Start, 500 Mile Race, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 30, 1911

By Charles Bretzman


Forty cars with their drivers and mechanics line-up on the straightaway before the start of the first 500 Mile Race. A crowd of 80,000 spectators are there to witness the event from behind the concrete retaining wall. The pace car, a Stoddard-Dayton with Carl G. Fisher at the wheel, sits to the right of the field.The original nitrate negative was copied with funds provided by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission in 1990. This digital image was created from that copy. The copy prints and negatives are stored in Microfiche Number order

Topics: Indianapolis Speedway Race; Automobile racing; Racetracks (automobile racing); Grandstands; Spectators; Automobile racing drivers; Photography, Panoramic
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1910
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