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The First Indy 500 Race

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Published on Jun 20, 2009

In celebration of the Indianapolis 500 Race on Memorial Day, this film shows the first Indy 500 Race held on May 30, 1911.

Highlights include:

-The drivers and mechanicians posing for their official photo prior to the race
-Speedway president Carl Fisher's Stoddard-Dayton acting as the pace car
-The start of the race
-Teams changing tires for Ray Harroun's Marmon, Bob Burman's Benz, and David Bruce-Brown's Benz
-A tire falling off the #26 Jackson-The two-time Vanderbilt Cup Winner Alco challenging the leaders
-The mechanician for the #8 Case falling out of the car
-The #7 Wescott crashing into the #35 Apperson and #18 Fiat
-The Marmon "Wasp" taking the checkered flag
-Winning driver Ray Harroun celebrating his victory

More information can be found at http://www.vanderbiltcupraces.com/ind...

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