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The Winning Cars of the Indianapolis 500

by Reinhardt, James Code: 55018 Format: Hardback / 300 pages Publication date: 30/03/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia Price: AU $69.72
At speeds of over 230 miles per hour, the Indy open-wheel race cars set the bar for American Championship car racing. For over 100 years, the Indy cars and their drivers have drawn hundreds of thousands of spectators to Speedway, Indiana, with another 6 million people watching the race on television or by live stream. In The Winning Cars of the Indianapolis 500, J. Craig Reinhardt, author and official tour guide for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, details the history of the famous race and how the open-wheel race cars have evolved over the last century. Starting in 1911 with the first running of the Indy 500, Reinhardt profiles each race and car, including the starting position, engine, tires, race speed, margin of victory, and much more. Featuring nearly 200 images of the automobiles and individuals who make the race renowned, this book showcases the top drivers and how racing has changed through two world wars, the Great Depression, and unforgettable accidents. This beautifully illustrated book is a must-have for veteran and rookie race fans alike.
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Publisher: PITSTOP
Publication date: 30/03/2019
Country of publication: UNITED STATES
Weight: 1640 g
Dimensions: 279mm X 229mm
Code: 55018
Preface Part 1 The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Part 2 The Winning Cars of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race 1911 Ray and the Wasp "Sting" the Competition 1912 The Push Falls Short 1913 The Good Wine 1914 "Deux" for France 1915 DePalma Gets His Win 1916 A 300 Mile 500 1919 The Race Resumes 1920 Lighter is Better 1921 Chevrolet Again 1922 Murphy Dominates 1923 Milton is the First with Two 1924 It's a Dusie! 1925 A Glimpse into the Future 1926 A Great Day for Lockhart, Miller, and Firestone 1927 Duesenberg's Last Hurrah 1928 Only the Beginning 1929 The Millers Rule 1930 Arnold Nearly Perfect 1931 Not to Be 1932 Arnold's Final Effort 1933 Too Fast? 1934 Slow Down! 1935 My Name is Offenhauser, but You May Call Me "Offy" 1936 A Third for Louis 1937 The Silver Anniversary: One for the Books! 1938 Innovation, Innovation, and Innovation! 1939 Wilbur's Second 1940 Back to Back! 1941 Back to Back! 1946 The Dawn of a New Era 1947 Too "EZY" 1948 A Rose is a Rose is a Rose 1949 Holland Finally Has His Day 1950 The California Invasion 1951 Broken Records, Broken Cars, and Broken Dreams 1952 Beginnings and Endings 1953 A Promise Fulfilled 1954 "Vuky" Prevails 1955 Triumph and Tragedy 1956 Luck of the Irish 1957 Hanks and Salih Wind Their Way to Victory 1958 Victory Overshadowed by Sorrow 1959 Watson, Ward, and Wilke Win 1960 An Instant Classic 1961 The British Invasion 1962 Records Are Made to be Broken 1963 Old Calhoun Triumphs 1964 The Last Hurrah 1965 Here to Stay 1966 Where are all the Cars? 1967 What's That Sound? 1968 "Maybe somebody up there doesn't want me to win." 1969 "I can still smell the garlic." 1970 Another Unser 1971 Two in a Row for Al 1972 Speed, Speed, and More Speed 1973 "Low-level Aviation" 1974 Supertex versus Lone Star J.R. 1975 Mother Nature Has Her Say 1976 A Soggy Conclusion 1977 Four for Foyt 1978 Cosworth Makes a Statement 1979 Ground What? 1980 The Yellow Submarine 1981 "and the winner is ......" 1982 0.16 of a Second! 1983 The "Gas Man" Triumphs 1984 A Mears' Masterpiece 1985 "..... and around he goes!" 1986 The Greatest Gift 1987 The Reading Connection 1988 Mears and the Baby Borg 1989 Two Thumbs Up! 1990 The "Flying Dutchman" 1991 The Pass 1992 "You just don't know what Indy means." 1993 Farewell to a Legend 1994 "The Beast" 1995 "Get back to Indianapolis!" 1996 "It's a new track record!" 1997 The Flying Dutchman Flies Again 1998 No "Under A-Cheever" 1999 A.J.'s "Fifth" 2000 A "Juan-derful" Performance 2001 "The Best Day of My life!" 2002 "Two for Two" 2003 A Penske "Hat Trick" 2004 Vindication 2005 Dan and Danica 2006 "As Good As It Gets!" 2007 One for Dario 2008 "The Ice Man" 2009 Three for Helio 2010 A Great Day for Britain 2011 "The Most Important Race in History" 2012 A Third for Dario 2013 "Finally!" 2014 USA! USA! 2015 Sixteen and Counting 2016 The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race 2017 2018 Appendix Winning Entrants (Owners) Winning Engines Winning Engines' Specifications Winning Chassis Winning Tires Winning Drivers Winning Chief Mechanics Rookie Winners Winners from the Pole Position Starting Positions of Winning Cars Winning Car Numbers Race Summaries Race Records Race Milestones Qualifying Records Qualifying Milestones Broken Speed Barriers Notes Bibliography Index