Today marks the 99th anniversary of the running of the first Indianapolis 500. I personally do not watch the I500, I don’t know why, I guess I just prefer stock cars over open wheel.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was originally a tar over gravel surface. Shortly after it opened (and several deaths due to the unseemly surface) Carl Fisher, principal owner of the speedway, encouraged a new surface. By May 30, 1911, 3.2 million bricks had been laid and the the Indianapolis 500 was born.
Now, you might just think I am running a little history lesson here, but you would be a little wrong. I tell this little story only because I am reliving a ‘childhood’ memory. Up the street lived a boy who had five sisters. His name was (is) Carl Fisher. I am forced to wonder…is he related? He would have to be…don’t you think it is a weird coincidence? I do..I think I will work on his genealogy… For now, I’ll…
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