Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Preston Tucker, Henry Ford II, Benson Ford, and Edsel Ford at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 1932

Summary

Henry Ford (left) poses at the 1932 Indianapolis 500 with Preston Tucker (center) and Edsel Ford (right). Tucker, along with Harry Miller, collaborated with Ford Motor Company on ten race cars for the 1935 Indy 500. The cars were designed and built in a rush without the benefit of proper testing. Steering problems prevented all ten from finishing the race.

Henry Ford (left) poses at the 1932 Indianapolis 500 with Preston Tucker (center) and Edsel Ford (right). Tucker, along with Harry Miller, collaborated with Ford Motor Company on ten race cars for the 1935 Indy 500. The cars were designed and built in a rush without the benefit of proper testing. Steering problems prevented all ten from finishing the race.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1932

Creators

Kirkpatrick 

Place of Creation

United States, Indiana, Indianapolis 

Creator Notes

Originally photographed by Kirkpatrick, Indianapolis, Indiana.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.188.8255

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

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