• Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: 1701 Gent Avenue

    Reader’s Question: Can you provide the history of who owned the property at 1701 Gent Avenue and the businesses that occupied it over the years?  ~ Jeff C. HI’s Answer:  For readers who may not be...

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  • Posted in: Penny Post Penny Post: The First Lap into the North Turn

    Photo by F.M. Kirkpatrick Happy Race Week 2014, Indianapolis! Wilbur Shaw may have won his third race in four years during the 1940 Indy 500 on May 30, 1940, but “Mother’s” short Penny Post was...

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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 Stutz – The Car That Made Good In A Day

    1912 Stutz Bearcat During his 30 years in the automobile industry, Harry Clayton Stutz had a hand in many automobiles that crossed the American landscape.  The one bearing his own name, the Stutz, is the...

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