#TBT: Photos of IMS Winters Past

Published On December 25, 2014 » 4317 Views» By admin » #TBT, Blogs, IMS, IMS History, Photography

Merry Christmas! Is yours white today?

While there is nothing like the feeling one gets during Race Day at IMS, there is something to be said for the times when all is quiet and the frontstretch is blanketed in snow. Each year we anxiously await the first snowfall of winter and the awesome photos that are sure to follow. As it turns out, taking photos of the snow-covered IMS grounds isn’t a new tradition. We found a handful of photos in our vault of IMS winters past.

This first snapshot is from 1956. Snow-covered stands, a snow-covered track and a tiny glimpse of the Pagoda in the distance.

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1956

This next one is from a sunny winter day in 1977. Here, the frontstretch looks more like the one we’re used to seeing today.

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1977

In this photo from 1985, the No. 20 car driven by Gordon Johncock in the 1984 Indy 500 is placed in pit lane for some shots in the snow. Photo shoots in the snow have actually been done a time or two in recent years as well. Check out the picture of the Marmon Wasp in the snow from 2006.

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1985

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2006

 

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