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The 1971 Challenger Pace Car Crash at the Indianapolis 500
May 29, 1971

I am sure all of you have heard of the infamous crash before. Details on the 1971 Challenger convertible pace cars & replicas that were at the track that day have been published before, so I am not going to rehash all those details here. What I am going to do is give you a look at the Indianapolis newspapers & what they had to print about the event that day. Also included are some related stories & interesting ads from the same papers.

I hope you enjoy seeing these as much as I did. All the images below are from The Indianapolis News (Home & Blue Streak editions) & Lafayette Journal & Courier.



Special thanks to Tom Finocchio for donating these original newspapers, it was a real treat finding these in my mail today.

Barry

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Image: crash photo 1 - the indy news
Crash Photo 1 - The Indy News
Image: crash photo 2 - the indy news
Crash Photo 2 - The Indy News
Image: crash photo 3 - the indy news
Crash Photo 3 - The Indy News
Image: chrysler chief gets souveniers - the indy news
Chrysler Chief Gets Souveniers - The Indy News

Image: eyewitness report - the indy news
Eyewitness Report - The Indy News
Image: indy news extra
Indy News Extra
Image: mister speedway in pace car - the news
Mister Speedway in Pace Car - The News
Image: pace car crash Lafayette Journal and Courier
Pace Car Crash Lafayette Journal and Courier

Image: pace car smashes photo stand -edited to fit
Pace Car Smashes Photo Stand
Image: quotable -  the indy news
Quotable - The Indy News
Image: vp ad 1 indy news
Vanishing Point Ad 1 - The Indy News
Image: vp ad 2 indy news
Vanishing Point Ad 2 - The Indy News

Image: vp ad l j and c
Vanishing Point Ad 3 - Lafayette Journal and Courier
Image: bob jarvis chrysler plymouth - the indy news
Bob Jarvis Chrysler Plymouth - The Indy News
Image: palmer dodge ad - the indy news
Palmer Dodge Ad - The Indy News
Image: hoosier chrysler plymouth - the indy news
Hoosier Chrysler Plymouth - The Indy News
Image: 1971 indy 500 program pages (1)
1971 indy 500 program pages 1 of 3
HH Files
Image: 1971 indy 500 program pages 2
1971 indy 500 program pages 2 of 3
HH Files
Image: 1971 indy 500 program 3
1971 indy 500 program pages 3 of 3
HH Files

 
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