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1929 IndyCar

This a vintage 2-seat racer with room for driver & mechanic. The 17th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday, May 30, 1929. Maude A. Yagle was the winning owner, the first female-owned winner of the Indianapolis 500. Defending race winner Louis Meyer was leading late in the race, but lost nearly seven minutes when his car stalled in the pits due to low oil pressure on lap 157. Two weeks after winning the race, Ray Keech was killed at Altoona Speedway on June 15, 1929.

Tom Sneva - 1977 IndyCar
The First Car to Reach
200 mph at Indy

Tom Sneva (born Thomas E. Sneva: June 1, 1948) is a former Indy Car driver who was named to the prestigious Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2005. Sneva is best remembered for winning the 1983 Indianapolis 500. Nicknamed "The Gas Man," Sneva was an outstanding qualifier, winning the pole position for the Indianapolis 500 three times (1977, 1978, 1984). He was also the fastest qualifier on a fourth occasion in 1981, but because of qualifying rules did not start the race from the pole position. Sneva's unique abilities to get the most out of his car also led to him winning two consecutive USAC National Championships for Indycars in 1977 and 1978. On May 14, 1977, Sneva drove his famed Norton Spirit McLaren M24/Cosworth racer for car owner Roger Penske, becoming the first driver to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 at a speed more than 200 mph (320 km/h). His one-lap track record was 200.535 mph (322.730 km/h).

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