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The Indianapolis 500 : a century of high speed racing

Author: Lew Freedman
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Blue River Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Indianapolis 500 celebrates more than a century of high speed racing as May 2016 marks the 100th running of the spectacular event. This book tells the story of the first century of competition beginning with the inaugural race of 1911 when Ray Harroun etched his name into history and ending with the 2016 highly anticipated 100th running." -back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lew Freedman
ISBN: 1681570165 9781681570167
OCLC Number: 925500102
Description: xii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The Beginnings (1911-1919) --
Race Gains Speed (1920-1929) --
Chugging Milk (1930-1941) --
Troubled Times (1942-1949) --
Prosperity (1950-1959) --
A Decade of Greatness (1960-1969) --
More Greats Emerge (1970-1979) --
Old Winners Hang In (1980-1989) --
Foreign Star (1990-1999) --
A New Era for Peace (2000-2009) --
Complete Winners List --
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Owners.
Responsibility: Lew Freedman.

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"The Indianapolis 500 celebrates more than a century of high speed racing as May 2016 marks the 100th running of the spectacular event. This book tells the story of the first century of competition beginning with the inaugural race of 1911 when Ray Harroun etched his name into history and ending with the 2016 highly anticipated 100th running." -back cover.

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