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Ray Keech wins Indianapolis 500 in 1929...



Item # 570369

May 31, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, May 31, 1929 

* Indianapolis 500 auto race 
* Ray Keech wins 

This 44 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "160,000 SEE SPENCE KILLED IN AUTO RACE" "Keech Wins 500-Mile Classic at Indianapolis as Young Californian Meets Death" "SKIDDING CAR HITS WALL" and more. (see) Reporting continues in the sport's section with related photo.  (see)

Tells of the 1929 Indianapolis 500 race in which Ray Keech was the winner and William Spence was killed.

Other news of the day throughout. Light browning with minor spine wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Ray Keech (born May 1, 1900 in Coatesville, Pennsylvania - June 15, 1929) was a board track and brick track racer in the 1920s. He is best remembered for winning the 1929 Indianapolis 500, and for setting a land speed record.

Ray Keech reigned as champion for only 17 days; he was killed at Altoona Speedway June 15, 1929.

Category: The 20th Century

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