Sunday, May 29, 2011

Marmon Wins -- May 29, 2011

On 30-May-1911, Memorial Day, Ray Harroun won the first Indianapolis 500 in the Marmon Wasp. Today was the race's 100th anniversary. I like the image in this ad from the 31-May-1911 San Francisco Call. Despite what the image shows, Harroun chose not to carry a riding mechanic. To help make up for the loss of another pair of eyes, Harroun used a new invention, the rear-view mirror.

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