The tree next to the inside wall coming out of Turn 4.
The pedestrian bridges crossing over the track.
"30 Days of May".
I could go on and on...
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Turning the calendar to 2015 means being one more year removed from Indianapolis 500 relics. For example, now we can say it has been 78 years since the last time riding mechanics were mandatory, in 1937.
We asked fans on Facebook for their favorite “500” relics and got plenty of good answers.
Tom Carnegie saying “Mario is slowing down …” – Kevin Self
“Aaaaaannnndddd it’s a neeeeewwww traaaaaaack recorrrrrrd.” — Robert Zagorac
Hurtubise and the roadster. – Chris Oglesby
The regular Joe entering a one-of-a-kind homemade speedster. – Andrew Mitchel
Harry Miller’s intercooled eight, laydown Offys and Indy Fords. – Tom Jones
The guy in the van who for many years was “First In Line” out on 16th Street back when everyone lined up there waiting for the gates to open race day. — Jon Mickley
Pat Vidan and Bill Vanderwater flagging from trackside. – Craig Miller Sr.
The history of the Novi – Joseph Hall
Turbine power! – John Schnable
The trees in Turn 1 that were home to owls. – Robert Kern
The cars were called Specials (The Bowes Seal Fast Special) – Lee Robison
(Note: IMS Historian Donald Davidson discussed the history of “Specials” here.)