Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Born on this day in 1879, Auto Racing Hall of Famer Ray Harroun is the winner of the inaugural #Indianapolis500 in 1911. Harroun considered himself an engineer more than a driver and had a knack for inventing. After complaints from other teams during practice that his single-seat race car represented a safety hazard because it did not carry a riding mechanic, he devised what is believed to have been the first rearview mirror used on an automobile. To see this technological innovation in person, stop on by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. The Marmon Wasp is on display in our main gallery!
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