All posts by "rmcqueeny"

August 2, 2011 - 6 Comments

Aerodynamics have been a part of the Indianapolis 500 since Ray Harroun designed the first rear view mirror on a race car in 1911. The “wedge shaped” contraption that would...

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July 20, 2011 - 13 Comments

My dad woke mom and I up early in 1956 and said we were “going for a ride” .  As we neared the area of 16th and Georgetown, I realized...

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July 10, 2011 - 6 Comments

Ok, it is a job, a hectic job sometimes at that, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. As Director of Photography for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway...

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June 29, 2011 - 6 Comments

After years of “chasing race cars” as a fan, I finally got my chance to be close to the action. In 1972, I was hired to be part of the...

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June 20, 2011 - 7 Comments

A year out of high School and living in my 1st place on my own, ½ of a double 1 house off of Crawfordsville Road and Gerrard (for racing fanatics,...

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May 2, 2011 - 8 Comments

On Saturday, June 3rd, 1978, one week after the Indianapolis 500 I was looking forward to a well-deserved weekend off after my 2nd race as Director of Photography at IMS.  I...

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April 25, 2011 - 7 Comments

Early in the month on May 7, 1987 while shooting photos in the pits, I ran into Al Unser Sr. I asked him if he had any prospects  for the...

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April 15, 2011 - 6 Comments

In 1980 a little know entity crossed our path here at Indianapolis out of the USAC Ranks.  Tim Richmond from Ashland , OH came on the scene and stole the...

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April 4, 2011 - 6 Comments

Over 4.5 million photos reside in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Photo archives at the Hall of Fame Museum. In the next few weeks, I will extract some of the most...

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March 2, 2011 - 22 Comments

Over 4.5 million photos reside in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Photo archives at the Hall of Fame Museum. In the next few weeks, I will extract some of the most...

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