Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana, USA

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana, USA

For years it was left turns only


Affectionately know as the ‘Brickyard’, it’s BIG and very BOLD, in fact a truly enormous facility. IMS has the honour of being the second-oldest surviving automobile racing track in the world, having existed since 1909. Brooklands unfortunately no longer survives in tact, even though it opened two years earlier.

After being originally constructed from 3.2 million bricks (hence the nickname), only a few now remain on the start/finish line. This yard long stretch of bricks serves as a reminder to current drivers as to what it would have been like in the ‘good ole days’. You think doing 320km/h is fast on a billiard table smooth 4km long banked circuit is scary, imagine how brave the early speed pioneers were trying that on a bumpy uneven brick surface!

http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/

By Phil Clark

For years it was left turns only


Affectionately know as the ‘Brickyard’, it’s BIG and very BOLD, in fact a truly enormous facility. IMS has the honour of being the second-oldest surviving automobile racing track in the world, having existed since 1909. Brooklands unfortunately no longer survives in tact, even though it opened two years earlier.

After being originally constructed from 3.2 million bricks (hence the nickname), only a few now remain on the start/finish line. This yard long stretch of bricks serves as a reminder to current drivers as to what it would have been like in the ‘good ole days’. You think doing 320km/h is fast on a billiard table smooth 4km long banked circuit is scary, imagine how brave the early speed pioneers were trying that on a bumpy uneven brick surface!

http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/

By Phil Clark

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