History of Indy 500 Logos – The 2000s

Since the track opened in 1909, the now-famous wheel & wing logo has graced the official program, tickets, and other paraphernalia for the Indianapolis 500. In 1981 the Speedway began marketing the race in official capacity with a dedicated unique annual logo. This logo was printed on the ticket, the program cover, the official poster, … More History of Indy 500 Logos – The 2000s

Green folding chairs

There is just something about those green folding chairs that we will all miss. The ongoing grandstand renovation project will eliminate most of these nostalgic green chairs. They date back to the 1950s. They replaced wooden chairs that were once used for the same purpose. They were used in the Penthouse upper decks (E stand, … More Green folding chairs

The new garages are…30 years old!?!

First published in 2016 Consider yourself somewhat fortunate if you had the privilege to see first-hand the old garages that stood at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway until 1985. The iconic green and white barn doors defined Gasoline Alley for many decades, including what most consider the “golden age” of Indianapolis. But as we approach the … More The new garages are…30 years old!?!

History of the 500 Episode Guide

For individual episode downloads, see Audio Downloads The Centennial Celebration (2011) Narrated by Kevin Lee, Scott Johnston, Matt Hicks, R.J. Crace, Mark Montieth Episode 1 – Introduction, Carl Fisher, construction of the track & 1909-1910 race, the 1911 race Episode 2 – 1912-1941, Early owners, Eddie Rickenbacker, Borg-Warner Trophy Episode 3 – Post WWII (1946-1949) and … More History of the 500 Episode Guide