It all began in 1909 with a simple oval drawn into the farmland dirt in what is now known as Speedway, Indiana. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a location woven tightly into Indiana’s cultural fabric, where many worldwide make the annual pilgrimage to witness drivers compete and push the limits of machine and mortality. At Indianapolis, the car is as much of the star as the winning driver. From the styling, design, or nostalgic memories of one’s youth, seeing these historic race cars transports the viewer to a different time.
Epic Drama: The Winning Collection of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum highlights the Museum’s incredible collection of winning Indianapolis 500 cars photographed by renowned photographer Bill Pack. Visually stunning with notes and stories about each vehicle and its driver, you’ll find yourself drawn to the imagery and captivated by the stories. This collectible is perfect for the race fan or art lover.
Featuring a Foreword by Roger Penske and Introduction by Lyn St. James.
Special thanks to Marlyne Sexton, whose generosity made this book possible.
Photography: Bill Pack
Story: Dwight Knowlton
Design: Lionel Ferreira
Publisher: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Limited print run