Prep for the First Indianapolis 500

This is a nice package of four brief articles about preparations leading up to the first Indianapolis 500 during May 1911. The articles were published in the Indianapolis News on May 23, 1911. There is a nice image of Stutz driver Gil Anderson with a brief bio, another interesting image of Ray Harroun and the Marmon Wasp at speed as well as an article where city officials send out a plea to citizens to open their homes to out-of-town visitors because hotel capacity had been virtually exhausted and the race was stillĀ  a week away. The fourth article discusses the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's plans to parade the race cars around the track to help fans become familiar with each of the contestants. The quality of the copy isn't the best, but it is readable with effort.

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