Indy 500 Races

  • Jun 04 2011

    Exclusive Video: Emerson Fittipaldi Driving the Alco Black Beast During the 2011 Indy 500 Parade Lap

    This ten-minute "thrill of a lifetime" video documents two-time Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi and Howard Kroplick driving the restored Alco Black Beast during the 2011 Indy 500 Race parade lap on May 29, 2011. Over the 2 1/2 mile lap, the racer averaged 45 mph with a maximum speed of 68 mph. Highlights to look for: (40 comments)

  • May 30 2011

    Newsday: “Vintage race cars celebrated at Indy 500”

    Just returned from Indy with amazing photos, videos and stories...will post during the rest of the week. For today, these are highlights of Robert Cassidy' s weekend coverage of the story in Newsday: (2 comments)

  • May 30 2011

    Archives: Indy 500 Centennial Celebration-2011

    Links to posts on related to the 100th Anniversary of the Indy 500 Race (Updated: November 29, 2011): (0 comments)

  • Dec 03 2010

    Centennial Indy 500 Celebration:Great Classic Cars To Be Featured At 2011 Show

    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced a special car show to celebrate the centennial of the first Indy 500 Race in May 2011. Some highlights: (1 comments)

  • Oct 19 2010

    Newsday Article “100 Years Later, a Victory Lap for Vanderbilt Cup”

    Tuesday's Newsday included an excellent Explore LI cover story on the Vanderbilt Race Centennial Events this weekend. The article by Jim Merritt provided a brief summary of the Vanderbilt Cup Races and the plans to celebrate them at the Cradle of Aviation Museum beginning this weekend: (0 comments)

  • Apr 21 2009

    Film “A.R. Pardington and the 1911 Indy 500 Race”

    A.R. Pardington was William K. Vanderbilt, Jr.'s right-hand man and helped develop both the Vanderbilt Cup Races and the Long Island Motor Parkway. Last March, a family member Marshall Davies Llyod emailed requesting photos and films of A.R. I found the photos but no films... (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)

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