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Race Day – 1932 Indy 500

1932 Indy 500
Oct 16, 2020 Buoyed by the success of the privately-entered Studebaker-powered racers at the 1931 Indianapolis 500, the Studebaker Corporation fielded a factory-backed five-car team for the 1932 Indy 500 The Studebaker cars were patterned after the Hunt Special and featured chassis and bodies built by Indianapolis race car builder Herman Rigling Most of Read More →

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Studebaker at the Brickyard

Studebaker Brickyard 1933
Aug 07, 2020 The Indianapolis 500 is considered by many to be America’s greatest racing spectacle Many legendary names have competed on the 25 mile oval on Indianapolis’ west side In the early 1930s, the Studebaker Corporation entered the Brickyard fray Through much of the 1920s, the ‘500 was dominated by expensive purpose-built race cars In Read More →

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Setting the Pace: Studebaker’s Pace Cars

Jun 19, 2020 The Studebaker Corporation was selected to provide the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 on four occasions: 1929, 1940, 1952, and 1962 The concept of the pace car in motorsports originated at the first 500 in 1911 A rolling start was desired instead of the customary standing start, and a pace car was introduced to keep the field in Read More →

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