Fan Guide for 1911 Indianapolis 500

These articles from the May 27, 1911 Indianapolis News provided excellent information for Indianapolis Motor Speedway fans to use in following the race. One article explains how disks of black, white, red and yellow carrying numbers 1-9; 10-19; 20-29 and 30-40 were affixed to the cars for easy identification. Another article has a description of how the pace car led rolling start at 40 mph was to be conducted - the first time such a start was ever used. A third article provides facts and dimensions about the Speedway, such as claiming the grandstands could accommodate 40,000 people and that the grounds were "the largest aviation park in the world." Finally, there are two charts, one for race entries and the other for speed records up to that point in time. Lots of interesting content here.

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