Browsing the "The Look of the 500" Category

December 5, 2014 - 1 Comments

The look of the Indianapolis 500 from 1911 to today: So many looks. So many trends. So many styles. Some of them defined a movement. Others defined a generation. Let’s...

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November 21, 2014 - 0 Comments

In 2011, the Indianapolis 500 celebrated its 100th anniversary. From 1911 to today, much has changed for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, yet many things remain. Today’s Indy 500 is...

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November 14, 2014 - 0 Comments

It was a new millennium and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was ready to welcome it and all the challenges that came with it. The year 2000 ushered in a new...

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November 7, 2014 - 0 Comments

For all the 1980s was, the 1990s was decidedly less. Less wild, less loud, less extravagant, less hairspray… It was also a time of American unrest socially, racially, economically, and...

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October 31, 2014 - 0 Comments

In the 1980s, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway looked like an episode of “I Love the ’80s” on VH1. For a decade that was all about fast cars, beautiful women, and expensive hobbies,...

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October 24, 2014 - 0 Comments

The 1970s were a turbulent time. The economy, social issues, and civil unrest rocked the country. Meanwhile, behind the scenes at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, similar movements would rock the...

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October 17, 2014 - 0 Comments

If the 1950s were the Golden Era, then the 1960s were the decade of change. The ’60s had a little bit of everything. And the changes happening in America were...

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October 10, 2014 - 0 Comments

The 1950’s. Things were just so … good. Post-depression and World War II, America was booming, as was the economy, and the American dream was becoming a reality for many....

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October 3, 2014 - 0 Comments

While The Great Depression couldn’t stop The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the 1940s proved that even the greatest was not unstoppable. While Europe was again at war, the Indianapolis 500...

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September 26, 2014 - 0 Comments

Even The Great Depression couldn’t stop the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’. Though the crowds were smaller, even with reduced ticket prices, the Indianapolis 500 rolled on in the 1930s and...

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