Amelia Earhart in Pace Car as Honorary Referee at the Indianapolis 500, May 30, 1935

Summary

Celebrities are a longstanding tradition at the Indianapolis 500. Actors, musicians, athletes, politicians and automotive industry leaders all have played various ceremonial roles in the race's festivities. Amelia Earhart served as an honorary referee at the 1935 race. The pace car that year was a Ford Model 48 convertible sedan, driven by Ford executive Harry Mack.

Celebrities are a longstanding tradition at the Indianapolis 500. Actors, musicians, athletes, politicians and automotive industry leaders all have played various ceremonial roles in the race's festivities. Amelia Earhart served as an honorary referee at the 1935 race. The pace car that year was a Ford Model 48 convertible sedan, driven by Ford executive Harry Mack.

Artifact

Negative (Photograph)

Subject Date

30 May 1935

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Phil Harms Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2009.103.N.5169.5

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 1 in

Width: 1.5 in

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