23May
05/23/2020
Mark Dill

This is the preamble of my upcoming book, "The Legend of the First Super Speedway, the Battle for the Soul of American Auto Racing."
 

Preamble By Mark Dill
 

Jun.29.2020
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12May
05/12/2020
Mark Dill

Mom Unser's lasting legacy is her wonderful racing family, but she also left us with a delicious Chili recipie. I secured the recipie from a 22-year-old CARA charity recipie book purchased so many years ago. You will enjoy.

May.12.2020
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20Apr
04/20/2020
Mark Dill

This 12-page memoir was written by my father at some early point in my childhood back in the 1960s. His ambition was to write a book, but life with an engineering career and two boys to raise with my mother took priority. While this is a personal interest of mine, I wanted to include it at First Super Speedway because this is a recount of a boy growing up in Indianapolis during the 1930s and 1940s and therefore relevent to the historical context of life decades ago in the home of the capital of auto racing.
 

Apr.22.2020
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21Jan
01/21/2020
Mark Dill

Here's an excellent resource for information about the Chevrolet family.

Jan.21.2020
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21Jul
07/21/2019
Mark Dill

Rare documents covering a drivers' association from 1935.

Jul.21.2019
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21Jul
07/21/2019
Mark Dill

Great article on the Newby Oval velodrome founded by Indianapolis Motor Speedway founder, Art Newby.

Jul.21.2019
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25Jun
06/25/2019
Mark Dill

Attached is the biographic document from the National Sprint Car Hall-of-Fame that summarizes the life and career of champion racer and car owner Harry Hartz.

Jun.25.2019
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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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