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North Grandstands Indianapolis Motor Speedway During 500 Mile Race May 30, 1911

By Charles Bretzman


A view of the north end of the track shows some cars in the distance that have just rounded the fourth turn and are approaching the straightaway. The new bricks are stained dark from leaking oil that made the track treacherous especially in the turns. Sand was shoveled onto the track to try to improve traction during the race.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; Aerial Views
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1910
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