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Autocourse official history of the Indianapolis 500

Author: Donald Davidson; Rick Shaffer
Publisher: United Kingdom : Icon Publishing Limited, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edition, rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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"Speedway" "Indy" "The 500"--The best known automobile race in the world. The Indianapolis 500 has been held every year since 1911, the only exceptions being 1917-18 and 1942-45, during the periods when America was involved in the two world wars. It's been a 100+ years saga of dreams, innovation, ingenuity, bravery, triumph, and tragedy. This is the story of the Indianapolis 500, how it came to be, and what it has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Davidson; Rick Shaffer
ISBN: 9781905334827 1905334826
OCLC Number: 865577107
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 400 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
Contents: The early years: 1911-1960 / by Donald Davidson. How it all began ; A 500-mile race it is ; Exit the auto manufacturers, enter the racing car specialists ; Supercharged screamers ; Dealing with the Great Depression ; Addressing the issue of safety ; Single-seaters, the European Formula, and gathering warclouds ; Back up and running again ; The coming of the "roadster" ; "Upright" or "laydown"? --
Back to front 1961-2006 / by Rich Shaffer. There was clearly change in the wind ; Wings and things and record flings ; Truly flat out for the first time --
Welcome to our show for Chevrolet ; Indy Racing League ushers in a new era for Speedway --
Celebrating 100 years 2007-2003 / by Donald Davidson. The centennial era and beyond --
Statistics --
Drivers listed by first race start --
Official box scores 1911-2013 / prepared by Donald Davidson and Tim Sullivan.
Other Titles: Official history of the Indianapolis 500
History of the Indianapolis 500
Responsibility: Donald Davidson & Rick Shaffer.

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"Speedway" "Indy" "The 500"--The best known automobile race in the world. The Indianapolis 500 has been held every year since 1911, the only exceptions being 1917-18 and 1942-45, during the periods when America was involved in the two world wars. It's been a 100+ years saga of dreams, innovation, ingenuity, bravery, triumph, and tragedy. This is the story of the Indianapolis 500, how it came to be, and what it has meant over the years.

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