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Ray Keech wins Indianapolis 500 in 1929...



Item # 628625

May 31, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 31, 1929 

* Indianapolis 500 auto race 
* Ray Keech wins 
* Bill Spence killed

The front page has one column headings that include: "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 photos.  (see) First report coverage on the 1929 Indianapolis 500 race in which Ray Keech was the winner and William Spence was killed.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete, rag edition, a little spine wear, otherwise in nice 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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