1911 Indy 500 Footage

When a race is 40 years older than the Formula 1 World Championship, the newsreels have to both show the race highlights and explain how an auto race works. “Cars remain in platoon formation for the first lap”—platoon formation. That’s the first time I’ve heard that term: definitely ready for a comeback.

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DISCUSS (2 Comments)

  1. Randy Unsbee, ABC

    Excellent. I treasure my Ray Harroun autograph.

  2. rdsieber

    Amazing, the bravery of those early racers. What chancey conditions, when compared to today’s safety features!

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