US Stamp Commemorates First Indianapolis 500

\"\"US Post has released a stamp to commemorate the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. It\’s the first of 50 million first-class stamps. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony took place  at the Brickyard as a prelude to Fast Friday, the qualification runs.

On May 30, 1911, Harroun beat 39 other drivers to win with a time of 6 hours, 42 minutes and 8 seconds before 80,000. The car was built by the Indianapolis-based Marmon Motor Car Co. and included one of Harroun\’s own inventions, the rearview mirror. Today, it is a prime attraction at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

Related Posts with Thumbnails
This entry was posted in History Behind A Stamp, News, SARC Philately, Stamps, Themes, World and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *