Becoming the Brickyard

This is a collection of articles published during the Fall of 1909 concerning the work to pave the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with 3.2 million bricks. The great speed facility was tagged with the name, "The Brickyard" before the work was done.

Purpose of the Brickyard

The article in attachment IMSavail102109 was published in the Indianapolis Star on October 21, 1909. The story reads like a public announcement as it declares that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway would not only be a facility simply for racing but also a test track for automobile manufacturers. The article forecasts that the Speedway would be open and available for testing by November 1.

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