Great Moments in Speed
Great Moments in Speed
A book of 24 historic auto racing events.
By Ross R. Olney. ©1970 Ross R. Olney. Published by Prentice Hall, Inc. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 146 pages.
Library of Congress card catalog number 77-95901
World's first road race, July 22, 1894
1903 Paris-Madrid Road Race
Ralph DePalma/Rupert Jeffkins at the 1912 Indianapolis 500
Ralph DePalma/Barney Oldfield at the 1914 Vanderbilt Cup
Leon Duray/Ray Keech at Rockingham Speedway in 1927
Harry Hartz/Billy Arnold at the 1930 Indianapolis 500
Wilbur Shaw at the 1931 Indianapolis 500
Billy Arnold/Spider Matlock at the 1931 Indianapolis 500
Billy Arnold/Spider Matlock at the 1932 Indianapolis 500
Will Overhead at the 1933 Indianapolis 500
Wilbur Shaw/Ralph Hepburn at the 1937 Indianapolis 500
Wilbur Shaw at the 1941 Indianapolis 500
Mauri Rose and Bill Holland at the 1947 Indianapolis 500
Rex Mays at Milwaukee in 1948
Ted Horn/Johnny Parsons at DuQuoin in 1948
Bill Vukovich at the 1952 Indianapolis 500
Eddie Sachs at practice for the 1953 Indianapolis 500
Allen Heath at Illiana Speedway in 1953 and at the San Bernardino Speedway in 1954
Dick Rathmann/Ed Elisian at the 1958 Indianapolis 500
Mickey Thompson at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1960
Phil Hill/Count Von Trips at Monza in 1961
Tony Nancy at Sundusky, Ohio in 1963
Craig Breedlove at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1964
Bill "Maverick" Golden at Lion's Drag Strip in 1965
Ken Miles at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966
Parnelli Jones at the 1967 Indianapolis 500
1967 Rex Mays 300
Andy Granatelli/Joe Leonard at the 1968 Indianapolis 500
1968 Hanford 250
1968 Rex Mays 300
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