William Clay Ford with Ford 999 Racer at Indianapolis 500, May 1953

Summary

Ford Motor Company was featured at the Indianapolis 500 in 1953 -- the automaker's 50th anniversary. That year's pace car was a 1953 Ford Sunliner convertible. During pre-race activities, William Clay Ford entertained the crowd with a demonstration of the "999," a race car built by his grandfather, Henry Ford, in 1902.

Ford Motor Company was featured at the Indianapolis 500 in 1953 -- the automaker's 50th anniversary. That year's pace car was a 1953 Ford Sunliner convertible. During pre-race activities, William Clay Ford entertained the crowd with a demonstration of the "999," a race car built by his grandfather, Henry Ford, in 1902.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

17 May 1953

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

92.1.1774.P.CO.7219

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Family of Henry Austin Clark, Jr.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.625 in

Width: 4.5 in

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

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