Monday, July 23, 2018

Indianapolis Motorway Speedway poster, 1909

This poster announed the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's inaugural race in 1909, which drew a crowd of 12,000 spectators. Two drivers, two mechanics and two spectators died during the event, the track having been surfaced by crushed rocks and tar. The Austrian engineer Louis Schwitzer won the day with an average speed of 57.4 miles per hour (92 km/h). 

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