The First Indy 500 Had its Share of Thrills and Spills
1911 - Indianapolis 500
The Case Cars at the 1911 Indianapolis 500
Original Racecar from 1911 Indy 500
The 1911 International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday, May 30, 1911. It was the inaugural running of the Indianapolis 500, which is one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world. Ray Harroun, an engineer with the Marmon Motor Car Company, came out of retirement to drive, and won the inaugural event before re-retiring for good in the winner's circle.
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