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[LIBRARY] Terrific Ten: Remarkable Races in Indy 500 History (Exhibit)
Start Date: 4/17/2013Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 6/28/2013End Time: 4:30 PM
Entry Description

Take a drive down memory lane with the Indiana State Library this April 19th through June 30th as we highlight the Indianapolis 500’s greatest races. Terrific Ten: Remarkable Races in Indy 500 History is a free exhibit that examines ten noteworthy years from the race’s history: 1911, 1936, 1946, 1964, 1965, 1977, 1982, 1992, 2006, and 2011. Each year represented something memorable and defined a particular era in racing history.

The exhibit highlights unique 500 resources available at the Indiana State Library, as well as a few items on loan from our own avid racing fan and collector Ron Rose.  Old photographs and historical newspaper articles on the Indianapolis 500 are also presented throughout the exhibit.

A public kick-off event featuring Indianapolis 500 Chief Historian Donald Davidson is scheduled for April 19th from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EDT).  Mr. Davidson has written numerous books and articles about auto racing and the Indianapolis 500. He will share his unique insights, anecdotes and personal reflections obtained from nearly five decades of coverage of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. The event is free, but space may be limited so register today.

The exhibit is open to the public from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday in the Indiana State Library’s (map) Exhibit Hall. Visit to learn more about this unique exhibit, including a complete exhibit narrative, online resources and collection holdings.

Location Information:
Indiana State Library  (View Map)
315 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Contact Information:
Name: Brent Abercrombie
Phone: (317) 232-3671
Terrific Ten: Remarkable Races in Indy 500 History
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