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Ray Harroun, driving the Marmon 'Wasp' toward victory at the first Indianapolis 500, in 1911.<br />“/><span class=

Vintage Indianapolis 500 Racecars to Make Brickyard Return

Ray Harroun was born on January 1879 in Spartansburg, PA. He was the very first winner of the Indy 500 in 1911 at an average speed of MPH, with a race time of 6 hours, 42 minutes, 8 seconds in the legendary Marmon Wasp.

1939 Maserati 8CTF

100 Years of Awesome Indy Cars

1939 Maserati Boyle Special driven by Wilbur Shaw that won the 1939 and 1940 Indianapolis 500 races

Jim Clark at Indianapolis, 1965 getting a "plug check" from the Autolite man.

Defending champion Parnelli Jones dives sideways out of his flaming car when it caught fire in the pits, eliminating him from the 1964 race. Jones, who won in 1963, was hospitalized with burns but was not seriously hurt.

Panther Racing's IndyCar run looks like it's over

Defending champion Parnelli Jones dives sideways out of his flaming car when it caught fire in the pits, eliminating him from the 1964 race. Jones, who won in was hospitalized with burns but was not seriously hurt.

Indy 500 winner 1925: Peter DePaolo  Starting Position: 2  Race Time: 4:56:39.460  Chassis/engine: Duesenberg/Duesenberg

The Complete History of Indianapolis 500 Winners1925: Peter DePaolo

1962 - Don Branson's (#14) Indy Roadster - Qualified 11th, Speed (147.312 mph) Finished 12th

Don Branson Mid-Continent Securities (Lindsey Hopkins) Epperly / Offy

1984 Mario Andretti (#3) wins the IndyCar title, 15 years after winning the Indianapolis 500

1984 Mario Andretti ( wins the IndyCar title, 15 years after winning the Indianapolis 500

Danny Ongais in an Eagle (nicknamed the Batmobile), which is long in the back for ground effects.

The Interscope 'Batmobile'; the horniest Indy car ever! Ongais had a huge shunt in but returned in

Grand Prix de l'ACF - 1908. [mercedes]. In 1908, Christian Lautenschlager was given the opportunity to drive one of three Mercedes race vehicles, and he drove it to victory in the French Grand Prix at Dieppe, France. He returned to his factory job rather than joining the racing circuit as a permanent driver. In 1914, driving a Mercedes 37/95, he won the Elgin Trophy in Elgin, Illinois.

In Christian Lautenschlager In driving a Mercedes he won the Elgin Trophy in Elgin, Illinois.

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