Gasoline Alley Unplugged With Donald Davidson Is Back!

Published On October 29, 2013 » 3083 Views» By Donald Davidson » Blogs, Gasoline Alley Unplugged, IMS History

Back by popular demand is our historical series with Donald Davidson, Gasoline Alley Unplugged!  We’ve taken a slightly different approach to the content as we’re not going to be embedding audio files into the posts.  Instead, we’re going to be combining the photograph and audio together to give you a quick video to share with all of your fellow Indianapolis Motor Speedway history buffs!

We’ve spent the past two years digitizing thousands of new photos so we have a deep library to pull from.  As always, if you have questions or ideas for future Gasoline Alley Unplugged topics leave them in the comments section below and we’ll do our best to get them answered for you. You can tweet your questions to us as well! Be sure to tag @IMS and #GAUnplugged in the tweet.

Enjoy the first video!


About The Author

Donald Davidson

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historian Donald Davidson, based at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, 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. 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.