Tuesday, May 5, 2009

a Brief Indy History

In the early days at Indy they would have all sorts of events to try and make money. The track was in financial trouble from the very start. So anyone that wanted to put on an event was welcomed. They even had balloon races starting in the infield. Motorcycle racing was one of the more popular races that were put on. Mary has been posting some of the history and a lot about all of the trophies. Here is a link to her blog http://thisthatotherthing-mary.blogspot.com/ The Indy museum has a few of the old bikes. An early Harley.
The real racers back then were Indians!
Another Indian.
A Geugeot. Not quite as well known brand.
And now today they are racing bikes at Indy again.
Indy has had its ups and downs over the years but if they could get F1 back along with the 500, the brickyard 400 and the MotoGP they would truly be the Motor Racing Capitol of the World as they have long claimed.
My next post will be about the engines of Indy.


SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

WOW Mike, I really love these last two blogs of yours. These old cars and bike are fascinating plus the information you have. I want to pass your link onto a friend of mine. :)

Mike said...

Thanks for stopping by. There is more to come.