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Jagersberger & Jackson Images


I like to highlight images of some of the old drivers, as many times they are nearly impossible to find. I just uploaded two, albeit grainy, images of drivers from the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911. One is Joe Jagersberger, who Indianapolis 500 history enthusiasts will recall, triggered the race's most spectacular accident when a steering knuckle broke on his Case racer. This triggered a spectacular accident when Westcott driver Harry Knight swerved to avoid him and crashed into two other racers parked in the pits.

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