• Posted in: Penny Post Penny Post: Henry Ford at the 500

    If Detroit is the car capital of the world and Indianapolis in the racing capital of the world, it is only natural that the man who brought the automobile to the masses had a hand...

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  • Posted in: Auto Indy Thank you Carl Fisher and James Allison

    Carl G. Fisher, Photo courtesy LHA/University of Michigan With the 2013 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race celebrating its 102nd anniversary, I believe Indianapolis residents owe a thank you to Speedway founders Carl G. Fisher and James...

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  • Posted in: Auto Indy Ford Indianapolis assembly branch centennial is coming

    Ford Indianapolis Assembly Branch, Copyright © Ford Motor Company To meet America’s insatiable demand and to reduce shipping costs for finished Model T’s, the Ford Motor Company built its Indianapolis Assembly Branch in 1914.  Located near...

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  • Posted in: Auto Indy Indy’s Top 10 Auto Producers?

    Ford Motor Co., 1307-23 E. Washington St. A couple of articles ago we explored: “How many cars were made in Indianapolis?” Prompting another question:  “Who were Indy’s top 10 auto producers?” As mentioned previously, compiling...

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  • Posted in: Auto Indy Made in Indianapolis

    1912 American Scout Perhaps the most frequent question about the city’s auto history is: “How many cars were made in Indianapolis?”  Before answering that question, a word of caution about automotive lists: Compiling lists about the automotive...

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