Ray Harroun, May 1911

Summary

Ray Harroun (1879-1968) earned his place in motorsport history in 1911 when he won the first Indianapolis 500. Harroun's Marmon Wasp featured a clever device of his own design: a rear-view mirror. While he retired from race driving after his Indy win, Harroun remained active in the automotive industry for the rest of his life.

Ray Harroun (1879-1968) earned his place in motorsport history in 1911 when he won the first Indianapolis 500. Harroun's Marmon Wasp featured a clever device of his own design: a rear-view mirror. While he retired from race driving after his Indy win, Harroun remained active in the automotive industry for the rest of his life.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

May 1911

Collection Title

Phil Harms Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2009.103.P.5034.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10.00 in

Width: 8.00 in

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