Brightest Day, Blackest Night: Two Laps and Two Lives at the Indy 500
This video concerns tragic events of fifty years ago, at the 1964 Indianapolis 500. It was a time of revolution at the Speedway and like most revolutions, this one featured tragedy and grisly, untimely demise. Dave MacDonald was an Indy rookie seemingly destined for stardom in 1964. And he could have become as legendary as A.J. Foyt, Johnny Rutherford, or Bobby Unser. Eddie Sachs was a fan favorite at Indy, a 37-year old veteran driver who had come within a few laps of winning the 1961 Indy 500. Eddie LOVED a camera and was an engaging and popular public speaker. This video was inspired by a recently published book by Art Garner, “Black Noon.” If you find this subject in the least interesting, I highly recommend Garner’s book. The sources I used for this compilation were: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7pxphQQF3o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBiN2_YvFrg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ5YgTFj0Qc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6LSJidf91M
Vintage Racing - 1950s Indy Cars startup and race. LOUD!!!
Chris Ashworth records a series of 1950s Indy Cars at Michigan International Speedway. This was a vintage racing event that was associated with the Concours d'elegance of America, where these cars were on display after this event. This event was incredible! I got to wander in the pits and the garage area. You will hear these cars starting up right from the tailpipes, and you will see them driving on the track from the pits. Please comment, rate, and subscribe! My Facebook Page - http://tinyurl.com/6385qw2 Blog - http://dtrockstar1.blogspot.com/
1955 Indianapolis 500
May 30, 1955
First Indy 500 - 1911
Driving a Marmon "Wasp," Ray Harroun won in 6 hours, 42 minutes and took home $10,000. He beat Fiats, Mercedes, Buicks and other makers who are still with us today. Others like Simplex, National, Pope Hartford, Cole, Case, Westcott and more have faded from the scene.