17May
05/17/2018
Mark Dill

Today's entry is from the racing enthusiast, historian, and journalist Joel David Thorne. We are now well into the month of May and the historic Indianapolis 500 is fast approaching. Joel reflects on his personal commitment to the great race and the track where it is staged. I am certain many readers will resonate with his heartfelt emotions.
 
The Greatest Spectacle in Memories - by Joel David Thorne
 

May.17.2018
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25Jan
01/25/2018
Mark Dill

This photograph is of the most spectacular accident that occurred during the first Indianapolis 500. The incident was triggered when the Case racer of Joe Jagersberger broke a steering arm on the front stretch. The car was high on the running surface and skirting the concrete wall.

Jan.25.2018
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22Jan
01/22/2018
Mark Dill

The bricklaying project that converted the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the Brickyard is rarely discussed in any detail.

Jan.22.2018
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20Jan
01/20/2018
Mark Dill

If you look at Felice Nazzaro's career, there's a good chance you'll recognize the skills he crafted as the original template for not just a racing champion, but one of the "greats." He was the prototypical talent for those who came after to emulate. He was the talent measuring stick of his contemporaries for many years.

Jan.20.2018
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19Jan
01/19/2018
Mark Dill

The Glidden Tour was one of the premier automobile contests of the early years of motorsport. Started in 1905, it was part of a mix of competitive events that gave a sense of purpose, organization, and vision to motorsport.

Jan.19.2018
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07Jan
01/07/2018
Mark Dill
Jan.27.2018
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06Jan
01/06/2018
Mark Dill

Ray Harroun cemented his reputation as a top American race driver in 1909. He scored important victories in the Wheatley Hills Sweepstakes (support race for the Vanderbilt Cup), a sprint race at the new Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the New Orleans 100, and the Atlanta 125 miler.
 

Jan.6.2018
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05Jan
01/05/2018
Mark Dill

Check this image of George Boillot pitting his Peugeot L76 during the 1912 French Grand Prix. This is clearly a pit stop. In those days, the only people allowed to work on the car was the driver and his riding mechanic.

Jan.5.2018
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02Jan
01/02/2018
Mark Dill

First Super Speedway welcomes James Fuller as our guest blogger today!
 
CHASING THE CHECKERED IN CHEYENNE
By James Fuller
Photography provided by Wyoming State Archives, Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources
 

Jan.7.2018
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24Dec
12/24/2017
Mark Dill

Merry Christmas From First Super Speedway!


Santa, circa 1906
 

Dec.24.2017
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