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The Indianapolis 500: A Century of High Speed Racing tells the story of the first century of competition, revealing that the first Indy car race was in 1911 when the average Joe didn’t even own a care, and Ray Harroun etched his name into history. The Indianapolis 500 was breathtaking, but the national emergencies of World War I and World War II interrupted the event because of the gasoline rationing.
Discover each race with more attention and more detail focused on the biggest and most significant races, the glorious traditions of the race, and the most impactful and memorable drivers. Highlights include the evolution of speed and mechanics as they occur and key figures and personalities the Motor Speedway has hosted. Recall some of Indy car’s most talented drivers such as A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears, Al Under, Sr., and Mario Andretti and their successful careers at the Indianapolis 500.
Now is your chance to gather your children, get out the crayons, and color a piece of history with The Spectacle: Celebrating the History of the Indianapolis 500 Coloring Book. It’s all about the Indy 500; the greatest spectacle in racing. The Spectacle: Celebrating the History of the Indianapolis 500 Coloring Book includes illustrations from the hardcover picture book, The Spectacle. The text has been simplified for younger children and early readers.
The Spectacle: Celebrating the History of the Indianapolis 500 is a mix of historical fact and entertainment for young readers and race fans to learn about The Greatest Spectacle in Racing – the Indianapolis 500. This book features a vast number of drivers, teams and race cars that have made an impact on the rich history of racing at the Brickyard.
This book won’t bore young readers by running through a chronological list of each race, The Spectacle Celebrating the History of the Indianapolis 500 is an exciting breakdown of the content into a series of short topical sections such as The Golden Era, The British Invasion and The Four-Timer Club. A dad serves as a narrator as he teaches his kids about the Indy 500, which provides some light-hearted interaction with the kids to compliment the fact-based content. An intro and outro featuring four-time winner A.J. Foyt ties it all together in a unique, identifiable way.