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