These materials are available for use in the indiana division of the indiana state library. Selling online in our first flash auction of the year a multiconsignor personal property collection. Al bloemkers bloemker was the speedways press officeragent for many years beginning with the purchase of the speedway by tony hulman in 1945, until his retirement in the early 70s book on the indianapolis 500 is where i believe i first read an account of the building of reproduction peugeots by carl fishers premier automobile company. Official history of the indianapolis 500, donald davidson and rick schaffer, crash media group, 2006, page 24. Bloemker 19061996 was involved in more than 50 indianapolis. The story of the indianapolis motor speedway, new york, al bloemker, 1961, p.
Catalog 1 biographies, general biographies, auto racing books. When shaw joined the boyle racing team, moyer went along. Every may, my grandpa hal would drive into town from maine and share. Bloemker, al, 500 miles to go, the story of the indianapolis speedway 1961. Report of pit stops andor cause of elimination for all cars in 1977 500mile race indianapolis by bloemker, al and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. He was of no relation to fellow indy driver and 1919 indianapolis 500 winner. Buy online, view images and see past prices for mixed lot of books, 6 pieces, among it. Much of the same information can be found in al bloemkers book 500 miles to go. Only about 3500 spectators paid to get in another 40,000 watched from. Indianapolis motor speedway, 500 souvenir book speedway, ind carl hungness publish ing co. Jimmy doolittle in 1931, andy hillenberg and tim bumps driving school, follow up on winning cars 1992 al unser jr.
A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Indianapolis motor speedway npgallery national park service. To understand the significance of that level of attendance, think about this. To learn more about the early days of the speedway, it is suggested you read 500 miles to go by al bloemker. First edition hardcover cowardmccann, 1966 near fine condition in. Another is wilbur shaws gentlemen, start your engines. This history of a national and international automobile racing center represents a pattern of progress in the development of the engines, accessories, safety factors and car construction, which is the accompaniment of the chronological record of racing and racers. Ernest ernie moross 1873 or 1874 april 4, 1949 was an earlytwentiethcentury press. Horseless age, national stock car breaks worlds record, november 17, 1905. Preliminary working bibliography on automoible racing in america to 1941 working bibliography, american automobile racing to 1941. Videos newsfromthebookshelfindianapolismotorspeedway110yearsofracing. The aaa national champion and indianapolis 500 champion was gaston chevrolet. This website is a tribute to al bloemkers classic book 500 miles to go, which is widely recognized as being by far the best narrative history of the indianapolis motor speedway.
Howard omar wilcox february 20, 1905 october, 1946 was an american racecar driver active during the 1930s. Both of these titles have lots of wonderful anecdotes about the race and the pace cars. He surmises that there was an issue with sanctioning fees paid to aaa by uniontown speedway, therefore precluding their race dates from the championship trail. With this car wilbur became the first twotime consecutive indianapolis 500 winner. Although i see cars simply as a way of getting from a to b when there isnt a convenient bus or train around, i was gripped by alexs journey from adolescent car enthusiast to indy 500. Keeping with the mission of honoring outstanding indianapolis 500 contributors, the inaugural golden race car award went to al bloemker, who had written the book 500 miles to go.
The 1920 aaa championship car season consisted of 5 races, beginning in beverly hills, california on february 28 and concluding in beverly hills on november 25. Contrary to the idea popularized by the now ancient indianapolis 500 history book, al bloemkers 500 miles to go, the marmon wasp was not designed especially for the inaugural indianapolis 500 but a year earlier for the first fullblown race meet at the indianapolis motor speedway in may 1910 after the track was paved with 3. Floyd clymers indianapolis 500 yearbook 19461968 6. The illustrated history of the indianapolis 500, jack c. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Ed is the son of al bloemker, long time speedway publicist, and author of the classic racing book, 500 miles to go. Published in 1961 for the golden anniversary of the indianapolis 500 and later updated in 1966, 500 miles to go recounts the earliest days of the speedway, the influence of its founders and managers, and many of the.
Horseless age, national stock car breaks worlds record, november 17, 1905 indianapolis star, clemens sets new 150mile record, november 17, 1905. For more information, please contact the indiana collection. This website is a tribute to al bloemkers classic book 500 miles to go, which is widely recognized as being by far the best narrative history of the indianapolis. The power sensation of the nation oldsmobile rocket 88. A great book about the indianapolis 500s history is 500 miles to go, by al bloemker. Carl hungness indianapolis 500 yearbook 19731997 7. Ed bloemker s original painting of wilbur shaws famed masaratti. The indianapolis star did a great job detailing the history of the indianapolis 500 with great stories and. The 1920 season has been a source of confusion and misinformation for historians since 1926. Ernest ernie moross 1873 or 1874 april 4, 1949 was an earlytwentieth century press. The following materials may be of use when researching the history of the indianapolis 500. Talk of gasoline alley and trackside in may trackforum.
Directions to the clubhouses newsfromthebookshelfindianapolismotorspeedway110yearsofracing. To learn more about the early days of the speedway, we suggest reading 500 miles to go by al bloemker. This website is a tribute to al bloemker s classic book 500 miles to go, which is widely recognized as being by far the best narrative history of the indianapolis motor speedway. Feb 28, 2012 it should be noted that in his 1961 book 500 miles to go, al bloemker attempts to end the 1920 debate.
Ed bloemkers original painting of wilbur shaws famed masaratti. Jan 10, 2014 real events and racing drivers are cleverly woven into the narrative. Report of pit stops andor cause of elimination for all cars in 1977 500 mile race indianapolis by bloemker, al and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Contrary to the idea popularized by the now ancient indianapolis 500 history book, al bloemkers 500 miles to go, the marmon wasp was not designed. Preliminary working bibliography on automoible racing in. Having been here since the wednesday before the grand. Catalog 1 biographies, general biographies, auto racing. First edition hardcover cowardmccann, 1966 near fine condition in very good dust jacket.
A great book about the indianapolis 500s history is 500 miles to go, by. Much of the information about dates, attendance etc. Highlights include a 1700s immigrants chest, advertisement, antique country store showcase, vintage books, lp records, bruce fox ashtrays, art pottery dishes and more. The 88 was chosen to be the 1949 indianapolis 500 pace car and. Barney oldfield, the life and times of americas legendary speed king, william nolan, brown fox books, 2002, pages 54,62,89,92,101,102.
Published in 1961 for the golden anniversary of the indianapolis 500 and later updated in 1966, 500 miles to go recounts the earliest days of. Jun 05, 2016 working with shaw, moyer helped build the shawgilmore entry that won the 1937 indianapolis 500. Aj foyts 1967 indy winner tnfs archive the autosport. One of the associations first events was a reunion barbecue held during the week of the 1961 indianapolis 500. This is the story of the indianapolis speedway, from 1908 to presentday, and thus this book joins boddys monumental tome about brooklands, his more recent history of montlhery and the monza year books in providing a history of a given historic motor racing venue. His descriptions and quotes from the 1909 debacle make you realize how safe we are today. This book is in very good condition with a nice dustjacket, just a few minor tears and slight wear to the edges. Al bloemkers 500 miles to go book related that he wilbur toiled side by side with ford moyer on body and chassis for many weeks. Al was also, in effect, the author of wilbur shaws bio, gentlemen start your engines.446 493 550 789 744 680 860 800 188 514 1411 578 715 1090 699 983 350 201 153 213 774 790 1442 1222 1102 1274 200 1127 1298 728 183 534 538 488 838 414