"Indy 500" Patch, 2020

Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic upset plans to hold the 2020 Indianapolis 500 as scheduled on May 24 -- but not before many souvenirs were already manufactured. Officials postponed the race until August 23 and ran it without spectators in attendance. Japanese driver Takuma Sato took the checkered flag for his second Indy 500 victory, following his win in 2017.

The COVID-19 pandemic upset plans to hold the 2020 Indianapolis 500 as scheduled on May 24 -- but not before many souvenirs were already manufactured. Officials postponed the race until August 23 and ran it without spectators in attendance. Japanese driver Takuma Sato took the checkered flag for his second Indy 500 victory, following his win in 2017.

Artifact

Patch

Date Made

2020

Subject Date

24 May 2020

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

Object ID

2020.80.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Matt Anderson.

Material

Cloth
Plastic
Cardboard

Color

Red
White (Color)
Black (Color)
Gold (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 5.25 in  (Packaging)

Width: 3.938 in  (Packaging)

Length: .063 in  (Packaging)

Inscriptions

on front of patch: 104TH / INDY / 500 / MAY 24, 2020 / PRESENTED BY / GAINBRIDGE on front of packaging: INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY(R) ón back of packaging: INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING / IRON-ON PATCHES / 1) Garment should be freshly laundered, including new garments. / 2) Set iron to "COTTON" or 400 Degrees for five minutes. / 3) Thoroughly iron area of garment where patch will be placed. / 4) Place patch on desired location on garment. / 5) Place cloth or light towel over patch and using a slow circular motion, press firmly for 30 seconds. / 6) Turn garment inside out, iron back of patch for 30 seconds. / 7) Let cool for one minute. If edge of patch can be lifted, repeat step 6. / DO NOT USE ON LOW MELTING POINT FABRICS. / DO NOT STEAM IRON. DO NOT APPLY HOT IRON DIRECTLY TO EMBROIDERED AREA.

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