Official Program of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 30th 500 Mile Race, May 30, 1946

Summary

The thirtieth Indianapolis 500 was held on May 30, 1946. It was the first since 1941, the race having been suspended during World War II. George Robson won the event in front of 175,000 spectators. Two longtime Indy 500 fixtures debuted that year: new track owner Tony Hulman, and the pre-race singing of "Back Home Again in Indiana."

The thirtieth Indianapolis 500 was held on May 30, 1946. It was the first since 1941, the race having been suspended during World War II. George Robson won the event in front of 175,000 spectators. Two longtime Indy 500 fixtures debuted that year: new track owner Tony Hulman, and the pre-race singing of "Back Home Again in Indiana."

Artifact

Program (Document)

Date Made

1946

Subject Date

30 May 1946

Creators

Unknown

Creator Notes

The publisher is unidentified.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

92.150.9653

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 8.5 in

Thickness: .188 in

Inscriptions

Printed on front cover: OFFICIAL / PROGRAM / 30TH 500 / MILE / RACE / may 30, 1946 / 50c / PAY NO MORE / INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY CORPORATION

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