Posted on: February 24, 2011
Gasoline Alley Unplugged
By: Donald Davidson
The National, the 1912 Indy 500 winner
Tagged as: 1912, IMS, Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indy 500, Joe Dawson, National, racing, racing blog
There are 5 comments for this post.
I absolutely love these. When I look at Dawson’s car, I noticed the tires and then I looked at A.J.’s car’s tires and Jacques’ car’s tires. Could you talk about tire technology and how IMS helped develop them?
At the risk of blastphemy, I want to make the follow comment: I can speak for all of us when we say how much we appreciate the details that Mr. Davidson gives about the history of IMS and “the Event in May”. These daily audio blogs are GREAT.
Now for the suggestion. Can we have more comments about the old photos rather than the October photo shoot? Somehow the new pictures take away the classic sense of how we envision the history of the 500. Personally, I prefer the action photos and the people that are in the photos, rather static display images. But, mind you, I take anything you’ll give us!
I agree with Mark, I look forward to these every day but I enjoy the old photos, and Donalds comments about them, more than the staged photos from October. More nostalga in the old photos!
We’re getting a mini history lesson from Donald Davidson every weekday and don’t care what picture he uses! We even get to put in our own two cents.
What’s blasphemy is finding out that a STOCK CAR WON the indianapolis 500. All this time I thought Jeff Gordon did something special in 1994.
Re The National, I believe this is the car that was shipped (1914) to Albany Western Australia in an attempt to beat the record time between Albany and Perth. The current record at that time was held by justice Rooth’s Talbot, I am currently restoring the 1912 Talbot and any info you have re this history would be appreciated.
Let me know what you think?
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