William Clay Ford in Pace Car for the 1953 Indianapolis 500, Ken Schuntz in 999 Racer, Ford Test Track, April 1953

Summary

Ford Motor Company celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1953 and was invited to provide the pace car for that year's Indianapolis 500. Six weeks before the race, William Clay Ford and Ken Schuntz posed on Ford Motor's Dearborn test track with the pace car -- a 1953 Ford Sunliner -- and the "999" race car built by Henry Ford in 1902.

Ford Motor Company celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1953 and was invited to provide the pace car for that year's Indianapolis 500. Six weeks before the race, William Clay Ford and Ken Schuntz posed on Ford Motor's Dearborn test track with the pace car -- a 1953 Ford Sunliner -- and the "999" race car built by Henry Ford in 1902.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

1902 Ford "999" Race Car, Built by Henry Ford

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