Gasoline Alley Unplugged with Donald Davidson: Cotton Farmer

Published On November 5, 2013 » 956 Views» By Donald Davidson » Ask Donald Davidson, Blogs, Gasoline Alley Unplugged

We’re back with the second edition of our new Gasoline Alley Unplugged recordings with Donald Davidson. This short clip goes into detail about a former competitor named “Cotton” Farmer and an extremely strange experimental helmet he wore during a practice session.

As always, if you have ideas or questions for Donald, ask them in the comments below and we’ll have him answer them. We’re already planning another recording session based on the comments we received on the last Gasoline Alley Unplugged!

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historian Donald Davidson developed a passionate interest in the Indianapolis 500 as a teenager in England. Arriving at IMS in 1964, he delighted the racing community with his ability to recite year-by-year accounts of participants’ careers. Returning permanently in 1965, he was invited by Sid Collins to join the worldwide IMS Radio Network and was hired by Henry Banks as USAC statistician, remaining at USAC for almost 32 years. He was named Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian in 1998, and in 2010, he was heard on the Indianapolis 500 Race Day radio broadcast for the 47th consecutive year. Along with numerous television and radio assignments, raconteur Davidson has played host to the popular call-in radio show “The Talk of Gasoline Alley” on 1070 AM in Indianapolis during the month of May continuously since 1971. His writing credits include countless historical articles and columns, a pair of “500” annuals in 1974 and ‘75 and co-authorship with Rick Shaffer of the acclaimed “Autocourse Official History of the Indianapolis 500,” published in 2006.

2 Responses to Gasoline Alley Unplugged with Donald Davidson: Cotton Farmer

  1. Chris Blackwell says:

    The original Conehead! Who knew?

  2. Chris Blackwell says:

    BTW, just saw on Wikipedia that Kjell Qvale passed away the other day. I think he was the man who fielded the MG Liquid Suspension Specials in the mid ’60s, correct?

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