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title:

Indianapolis 500 and Little 500 Pace Car

image number:

P0027484

description:

The pace car for the 1952 Indianapolis 500 was first used as a pace car for the 1952 Little 500. According to Indiana Daily Student articles on May 9, 10, and 13 it was not only used as the pace car but it also lead the parade.

The car can also be seen in other photographs and color film that appear on the internet. The car itself was colored light blue and not white as it appears in this image.

date taken:

1952 May 8

film code:

Kodak - Safety 456

photographer studio:

Photographic Services

donor image number:

52-1007

accession number:

2000/003

copyright owner:

Indiana University

personal name:

Unknown Individual

corporate name:

Foundation, Indiana University

corporate name:

Student Foundation, Indiana Univesity

corporate name:

Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company

event name:

Little 500

topic:

Women

topic:

Awards

topic:

Vehicles

topic:

Students

topic:

Hats

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Groups

subseries:

Indiana University Foundation

folder:

1950-1952