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"The Line-Up for the Start" Annual 500 Mile International Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway - May 30 - 1918 [1913] Obsequio de The Gibson Company Indianapolis - Indiana U.S.A.

By Charles Bretzman


An international field of drivers and mechanics line up on the track before the 1913 race. The winning car was a Peugeot driven by Jules Goux from France and his teammate from Italy, Paul Zuccarelli. The reference to the Gibson Company on the caption indicates this was possibly intended as a gift from the company to friends and customers. The Gibson Company sold and distributed automobile accessories and was associated with the owner of the Speedway, Carl G. Fisher. [The year written on the negative is incorrect, the correct year is 1913]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; Automobile racing drivers; Automobile mechanics; Racetracks (automobile racing); Grandstands; Spectators; Photography, Panoramic
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1910
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