Marmon #32 (1911 Indy 500)

Winner of the Inaugural indy 500 Race

Make: Marmon
Year: 1911
Mechanician: None
Horsepower: 110
Finish Place: 1 (1911 Indy 500)
Average Speed: 74.602

The famed six-cylinder, single-eat, streamlined Marmon "Wasp" won the very first Indianapolis 500 in 1911, driven by Ray Harroun and relief man Cyrus Patschke. It was designed and built by the engineering department of the Indianapolis-based Nordyke & Marmon passenger-car firm. In response to complaints during practice that he was a potential safety hazard by not carrying a riding mechanic, driver/engineer Harroun rigged up, above the cowling, what is believed to have been the very first rearview mirror ever used on an automobile.

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