The Official Historian of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Donald Davidson will speak on the history of the Indianapolis 500 and on the 100th running of the greatest spectacle in racing on Wednesday, April 6 at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. The program, including a question and answer period, will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Terence E. Adderley Gallery of Racers and Record-Setters.
The public is invited to tour the museum at their leisure and stay for the program at 5:00 p.m. Museum Members are admitted free. Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to call in advance to receive discount admission. Car clubs may park in the Education & Exhibit Plaza at the museum.
Donald Davidson, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s historian since January 1998, is believed to be the only full-time salaried historian for any race track in the world. Perhaps best known for being a member of the Speedway’s worldwide radio network continuously since 1965, the British-born raconteur has also hosted, since 1971, The Talk of Gasoline Alley on WFNI, Indianapolis. He was inducted into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Richard M. Fairbanks Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2013.
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – where the world’s finest cars of yesterday live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars are displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is located in the original 1930s international headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Last admission one hour before closing. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life! Shop the Museum Store Online today! automobilemuseum.org