Articles tagged Tony Hulman

Page 54 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1991

Veteran to classic -- Vintage Indy

Indianapolis was Different -- A look at the American "500" in Vintage Times With the classic Indianapolis 500 mile race flirting with the idea of altering its rules to permit F1 3-1/2-litre non-turbo engines to be eligible and with drivers up to the calibre of Ayrton Senna casting a thoughtful glance at this money-rich race, it is amusing to reflect on how British enthusiasts saw this fast,...

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Iron man made in Indy

His dominant win in a heat-stricken Indianapolis 500 confirmed Bill Vukovich as one of US racing’s greatest stars – and helped usher in the roadster era When the flag waved to start the 1953 Indianapolis 500 it was already an infernally hot and humid day with the temperature in the mid-30s centigrade. At the time part of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was still paved in the original bricks,...

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS Bernie's happy; now what about Silverstone's fans? Alonso a hero - in González Ferrari and British GP 'Smokey' Yunick's Indy special graces Goodwood When I got home from Silverstone late on Sunday night, I poured a stiff scotch and soda, and sat down to watch the IndyCar race from Toronto, which was eventually won — after endless 'full-course yellows' — by Dario Franchitti. He was...

Page 36 of January 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, January 1975

Books for the New Year

"The Indy 500—An American Institution Under Fire" by Ron Dorson. 229 pp. 9¼ in. x 6 in. (Bond Parkhurst Books, Newport Beach, California. 9.95 dollars). An ususual book this, which takes a hard look at the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, that remarkable Memorial Day institution that attracts enormous crowds and some 10,000,000 dollars to the American town of Indianapolis during the month of May each...

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Hobbs at the Brickyard

Few Britons have featured in the results at the infamous Indianapolis 500, with the notable exceptions of Jim Clark and Graham. This year David Hobbs finished fifth in his Carling Black Label-sponsored, turbocharged Offenhauser-powered works McLaren M16C/D, while American team-mate Johnny Rutherford went on to win. Hobbs has kindly sent Motor Sport this account of the race and the build-up to it...

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Clarence Cagle

The man who helped save the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from oblivion in 1946 has died at the age of 88. After serving in the US Army, Cagle was hired to manage the Speedway immediately after Tony Hulman purchased the dilapidated venue. He spent the next 50 years either as the track superintendent or as a consultant for Hulman's grandson, Tony George.

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Born of necessity, died of neglect

Inspired by team owner Dan Gurney, CART rose to become a powerful series that even Bernie Ecclestone feared. Sadly, its downfall was equally as spectacular By Robin Miller In 1978, Indycar racing was underpaid, undervalued and under the blundering leadership of the United States Auto Club. Purses were paltry, television money was a joke, sanction fees were laughable and car owners had little if...

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"We felt like kings"

Confidence was sky-high at Vapordyne HQ. With eccentric millionaire Bill Lear behind them they were sure they could win the Indy 500 – with a car driven by steam By Paul Fearnley Bill Lear was a yes-can-do guy; hence his 130-plus patents for electrical devices. He wasn’t always their sole originator, but he usually brought something to the party: sensed their potential; neatly simplified them for...

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A century of racing

Indy’s rich history is on show at the Speedway – at a bargain price So the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was built in 1909 – but incredibly the first permanent building at the world’s greatest race track wouldn’t go up for another 47 years! You could say heritage at Indy has always been important, because that first building to be erected was a museum. Tony Hulman, who bought IMS in 1945,...

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F1's mid-flight entertainment

Aviation and motor sport have been inextricably linked since virtually the beginning. When Camille Jenatzy won the Gordon Bennett Trophy race for Mercedes in 1903, the Wright Brothers were fettling up their ‘Flyer’ in preparation for its historic controlled teeter over less than a Boeing 747’s wingspan at Kitty Hawk that December. Over the following decades many racers became flyers, and vice...

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