05Apr
04/05/2019
Mark Dill

Who is the IndyCar fan???
 
(Guest Blogger Joel Thorne shares his thoughts on what it means to be an Indy car fan.)
 

Apr.5.2019
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01Feb
02/01/2019
Mark Dill

In 1905 the biggest, most important auto race in the world was the James Gordon Bennett Cup. Bennett, the mercurial Paris editor of the New York Herald, was an avid sportsman enthused by horses, gas balloons, airplanes, and race cars. He loved celebrating them in competition and becoming the center of attention by awarding the triumphant with trophies carrying his name.
 

Feb.1.2019
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24Jan
01/24/2019
Mark Dill

We are proud to share that First Super Speedway (FSS) was brought into the world 10 years ago today! In that time we have amassed the world's largest consolidated collection of in-period primary research into the history of American auto racing prior to 1920. You just can't go anywhere else in the world to find a larger cache of informative and entertaining content on this important history.
 

Jan.24.2019
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12Jan
01/12/2019
Mark Dill

Ray Harroun and Carl Fisher were both born on January 12. Fisher in 1874, Harroun in 1879. Click thru if you're ready for the largest treasure trove of information on these two terrific auto racing pioneers in the world! 

Jan.12.2019
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26Oct
10/26/2018
Mark Dill

Millionaire sportsman and racer-at-heart William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., aka “Willie K,” was born 140 years ago today. Don’t worry about the math, that was 1878.
 

Oct.29.2018
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25Oct
10/25/2018
Mark Dill

On this day 108 years ago one of the strangest auto races in history took place. The venue was a dirt track in Sheepshead Bay, New York and the featured characters were America’s first auto racing superstar, Barney Oldfield, and Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion.

Oct.25.2018
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12Oct
10/12/2018
Mark Dill

(Note — 109 years ago this month the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was undergoing a massive brick paving project.)
 

Oct.12.2018
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26Jul
07/26/2018
Mark Dill

The New York newspapermen dubbed Joe Dawson "The Indiana Whirlwind" after the 21-year-old stormed to the front of the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup with something less than 50 miles remaining to the finish.

Jul.26.2018
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02Jun
06/02/2018
Mark Dill

First Super Speedway's Mark Dill was the featured guest on WICR radio's (Indianapolis) "Hoosier History Live" the day before the 2018 Indianapolis 500. The topic is early foreign champions of the "500." You can listen now on their podcast

Jun.2.2018
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18May
05/18/2018
Mark Dill

The least well known of the three Chevrolet brothers, Arthur competed in two Indianapolis 500s, in 1911 and 1916. He also raced at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway prior to the first Indianapolis 500 and came away with a fourth-place finish in the May 1910 Wheeler-Schebler Trophy, a 200-mile contest.

May.18.2018
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