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Library > About the Library > Events > Terrific Ten: Indy 500 Exhibit Terrific Ten: Indy 500 Exhibit

Terrific Ten: The ExhibitTake a drive down memory lane with the Indiana State Library this April 19th through June 30th as we highlight the Indianapolis 500’s greatest races. Terrific Ten: Remarkable Races in Indy 500 History is a free exhibit that examines ten noteworthy years from the race’s history: 1911, 1936, 1946, 1964, 1965, 1977, 1982, 1992, 2006, and 2011. Each year represented something memorable and defined a particular era in racing history.

The exhibit highlights unique 500 resources available at the Indiana State Library, as well as a few items on loan from our own avid racing fan and collector Ron Rose.  Old photographs and historical newspaper articles on the Indianapolis 500 are also presented throughout the exhibit.

Lunch Hour with Donald Davidson, IMS Chief Historian

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chief Historian Donald Davidson will kick-off the Terrific Ten: Remarkable Races in Indy 500 History exhibit during a lunchtime discussion scheduled for Friday, April 19th from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EDT). 

Mr. Davidson (bio) has written numerous books and articles about auto racing and the Indianapolis 500. He will share his unique insights, anecdotes and personal reflections obtained from nearly five decades of coverage of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

The event is free, but space may be limited so register today.

Exhibit Hours

The exhibit is open to the public from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday in the Indiana State Library’s Exhibit Hall.

Exhibit Resources & Links