1911 Indy 500


  • Feb 05 2009

    Harry Grant at the First Indy 500 Race

    After winning consecutive Vanderbilt Cup Races, Harry Grant entered the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer in the Inaugural Indy 500 Race on May 30, 1911. (2 comments)


  • 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. (0 comments)


  • Jan 09 2009

    The Alco at the 1911 Indy 500 Race

    Driver Harry Grant with mechanician Frank Lee drove the 1909 Alco Black Beast in the greatest races of its time; two Vanderbilt Cup Races, two Elgin National Trophy Race, one American Grand Prize and the Inauguaral Indy 500 Race in 1911. (2 comments)


  • Dec 06 2008

    Looking for the Restored 1909 Alco-6 Racer

    It has been over 15 years since the restored 1908 Alco-6 racer that won the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races called the United States its home. For years, I had heard the car was in a lobby in an office building in France. Three weeks ago, I decided to take up the challenge (2 comments)




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