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Indianapolis 500 Chronicle Hardcover – January 1, 1998


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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Publications International, Ltd.; 1st edition (January 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785327983
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785327981
  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 9.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,429,133 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Hawkeye on November 15, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent race-by-race history of the Indy 500 beginning with the construction of the track, the first races in 1909-1910 and the first 500 in 1911. It provides individual photographs of each car in the starting field of all races as well as many race photos up to and including 1998. The narrative frequently provides little known details of a race as well as appropriate statistics.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mick Brown on June 5, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Baseball is known for the obsession that it has with keeping statistics concerning the most minute elements of the game.
Motor racing as a whole has not cared much about statistics with the exception of who won a particular event and to a lesser degree how much money they earned.
The notable exception to this is the Indianapolis "500", where participants are kept under a microscope from the first day of rookie orientation until the last person leaves the annual victory banquet. Drivers and teams who do not qualify for the annual race are given more media attention than winners of many major motor sports events!
This book examines the stories surrounding the Indy "500" from 1911 to 1997 (year before publication). In addition to listing every starting field (qualification type, starting position, number of laps run, reason for retirement, etc.), photos of every participant (the so called "wedding photo" taken after qualifications) are included. At least 4 pages are devoted to each race with the expected highlights, but also many of the stories of struggle and heartbreak that teams go through each year are detailed.
Much of the history of the famed "Brickyard" is also covered, with photos showing the evolution of the physical facility over time.
If you are a motor racing fan. and particularly if you are an avid follower of the Indy "500", you should have this well done reference work in your library.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Darrell Nungester on November 27, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is one of the top 5 books in my Indianapolis 500 memorabilia collection. This book has the history of the Indianapolis 500 from 1911 to 1996. The photographs are of very high quality, even the older black-and-white ones. This is a must-have book for any serious racing or Indianapolis 500 memorabilia collector.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fred Gasparri on April 16, 2010
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This is one great coffee table sized book. It contains a year by year summary of all the Indy 500 races and provides many old Indy 500 photos and an unbelievable compilation of factual data. I own several books about Indy and without a doubt, this is the most informative book about the historic raceway that I have ever found. As you can probably tell, I am very happy with my purchase.
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By Yolanda Hale on February 4, 2013
Format: Hardcover
The photo was a bit deceptive, I already had this EXCELLENT book, It looked like a different edition still a great book and a must for any Indy 500 fan!!!
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