Jan 20 2009

When the Alco Black Beast Warmed Up for the First Indy 500 on the Motor Parkway

Mark Dill has discovered an Indianapolis Star article published on May 21, 1911 describing how Harry Grant warmed up the Alco Black Beast for the first Indy 500 Race. The Alco reached a speed of over 107 mph on a practice run on the Long Island Motor Parkway.


Mark, thanks for your contribution to VanderbiltCupRaces.com.

Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com:

Index: Alco-6 Black Beast Racer

Index: Alco-6 Black Beast Racing History

Index: Indy 500 Races


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