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Final Episode of Race Rewind Interviewing Dick Harroun – Son of Ray Harroun – the first Indy 500 Champion – Segment # 10 with Dick Harroun

The month of May brings thoughts and memories and anticipation of the Indianapolis 500 to millions of people all over the world.The running this month of the ninety first edition of the Indianapolis 500 will no doubt be exciting – as it always is.

But just imagine what it must have been like – to be there in person for the first Indy 500 – back in 1911. What those drivers experienced – and felt as they took the checkered flag is only something that we can speculate on today.

At the first ever running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1911 Ray Harroun was the first driver to take “that” checkered flag – behind the wheel of his Marmon Wasp.

The first driver ever to win the Indy 500 – also won that inaugural event driving “solo” – which was totally unheard of in his day.

Now fast forward to 2007 – and we soon hear the roar from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the 91st running of the Indy 500 takes place.

We couldn’t think of a better time to launch the initial episodes of the Race Rewind Podcast on RaceRemote. Who better to open with than Dick Harroun ? – Son of the legendary racer Ray Harroun – and a very accomplished racer himself.

Race Rewind takes you to the home of Dick Harroun and his wife Lolly – for the final segment (#10) in our Race Rewind series on RaceRemote dedicated to the Harroun family and all the great racing families that have made the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the “Brickyard” – what it is today.

Some highlights from this tenth and final segment of Race Rewind on Race Remote with Dick Harroun

Dick Harroun discusses:
– Dad says turn right
– On Track with His Dad
– 34 Ford on the Indianapolis Speedway
– Patches on the Speedway Wall
– Board Racing Tracks back in the day
– Birthday party for Ralph Depalma
– Pete Depaolo
– Dearborn Inn
– Howard Fischer
– Designing building and promoting a board speedway
in North Miami Beach
– 1.25 Mile 52 degree banked board track
– Fulford by the Sea
– Chicago – Los Angeles – Beverly Hills – San Diego Board Tracks
– AAA Scheduled Races
– Miller Straight Eights
– Los Angeles Archive Library – Archive of Board Tracks
– Ray Jr. by my Middle name Ray Harroun Jr.
– but they call me Dick
– Talking to Al Speyer
– Firestone Hospitality at the Indianapolis 500 Race
– Mario Andretti
– Lolly’s favorite drivers Helio Castroneves and Johnny Rutherford
– Johnny Rutherford qualifies at a 198 mph for the Indy 500

Derek Ross Dick Harroun and Lolly

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December 3, 2007   1 Comment

Race Rewind Interviews Dick Harroun – Son of Ray Harroun – the first Indy 500 Champion – Segment # 9 with Dick Harroun

The month of May brings thoughts and memories and anticipation of the Indianapolis 500 to millions of people all over the world.

The running this month of the ninety first edition of the Indianapolis 500 will no doubt be exciting – as it always is.

But just imagine what it must have been like – to be there in person for the first Indy 500 – back in 1911. What those drivers experienced – and felt as they took the checkered flag is only something that we can speculate on today.

At the first ever running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1911 Ray Harroun was the first driver to take “that” checkered flag – behind the wheel of his Marmon Wasp.

The first driver ever to win the Indy 500 – also won that inaugural event driving “solo” – which was totally unheard of in his day.

Now fast forward to 2007 – and we soon hear the roar from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the 91st running of the Indy 500 takes place.

We couldn’t think of a better time to launch the initial episodes of the Race Rewind Podcast on RaceRemote. Who better to open with than Dick Harroun ? – Son of the legendary racer Ray Harroun – and a very accomplished racer himself.

Race Rewind takes you to the home of Dick Harroun and his wife Lolly – for the ninth segment in our Race Rewind series on RaceRemote dedicated to the Harroun family and all the great racing families that have made the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the “Brickyard” – what it is today.

Some highlights from this ninth segment of Race Rewind on Race Remote

Dick Harroun discusses:

– the 24 Hour Race on Long Island New York
– Rolex 24 Hours Race
Jeff Gordon
– Thoughts on the future of Motorsport
– Current racing of interest
– The heart and soul of racing with the World of Outlaws
– Sprint Cars on Dirt
– Current NASCAR rules and regulations spoiling racing
– Proposing the idea of Green Flag Only Pit Stops

Derek Ross Dick Harroun and Lolly

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Race Rewind Interviews Dick Harroun – Son of Ray Harroun – the first Indy 500 Champion – Segment # 8 with Dick Harroun

The month of May brings thoughts and memories and anticipation of the Indianapolis 500 to millions of people all over the world.

The running this month of the ninety first edition of the Indianapolis 500 will no doubt be exciting – as it always is.

But just imagine what it must have been like – to be there in person for the first Indy 500 – back in 1911. What those drivers experienced – and felt as they took the checkered flag is only something that we can speculate on today.

At the first ever running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1911 Ray Harroun was the first driver to take “that” checkered flag – behind the wheel of his Marmon Wasp.

The first driver ever to win the Indy 500 – also won that inaugural event driving “solo” – which was totally unheard of in his day.

Now fast forward to 2007 – and we soon hear the roar from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the 91st running of the Indy 500 takes place.

We couldn’t think of a better time to launch the initial episodes of the Race Rewind Podcast on RaceRemote. Who better to open with than Dick Harroun ? – Son of the legendary racer Ray Harroun – and a very accomplished racer himself.

Race Rewind takes you to the home of Dick Harroun and his wife Lolly – for this eigth segment in our Race Rewind series on RaceRemote dedicated to the Harroun family and all the great racing families that have made the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the “Brickyard” – what it is today.
Some Highlights from this seventh segment of Race Rewind on Race Remote

Dick Harroun discusses:
– How the racing numbers add up
– #32 on the Marmon Wasp
– Davison Michigan – Track Record
– More on how the numbers work
Jeff Gordon
– The Hurst Girls – Linda Vaughn – June Cochran
AJ Foyt

Ray Harroun Racer

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Race Rewind Interviews Dick Harroun – Son of Ray Harroun – the first Indy 500 Champion – Segment # 7 with Dick Harroun

The month of May brings thoughts and memories and anticipation of the Indianapolis 500 to millions of people all over the world.The running this month of the ninety first edition of the Indianapolis 500 will no doubt be exciting – as it always is.

But just imagine what it must have been like – to be there in person for the first Indy 500 – back in 1911. What those drivers experienced – and felt as they took the checkered flag is only something that we can speculate on today.

At the first ever running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1911 Ray Harroun was the first driver to take “that” checkered flag – behind the wheel of his Marmon Wasp.

The first driver ever to win the Indy 500 – also won that inaugural event driving “solo” – which was totally unheard of in his day.

Now fast forward to 2007 – and we soon hear the roar from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the 91st running of the Indy 500 takes place.

We couldn’t think of a better time to launch the initial episodes of the Race Rewind Podcast on RaceRemote. Who better to open with than Dick Harroun ? – Son of the legendary racer Ray Harroun – and a very accomplished racer himself.

Race Rewind takes you to the home of Dick Harroun and his wife Lolly – for the fifth segment in our Race Rewind series on RaceRemote dedicated to the Harroun family and all the great racing families that have made the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the “Brickyard” – what it is today.

Some Highlights from this seventh segment of Race Rewind on Race Remote

Dick Harroun discusses:

  • Eddie Rickenbacker Racing Suit
  • Photos of the Marmon Wasp
  • First Midget RaceCar built by Roy Richter
  • Ray Stauffer
  • Zieter (?) Midget Speedway
  • Dave Despain – History of Midget Racing in America
  • Class B Racing Hydro 17 Horse Evinrude
  • Pontiac Tow Vehicle
  • Looking at Photos
  • Early Racing History of Belle Isle
  • 1954 Belle Isle Marathon Boat Race Second Place
  • Open Wheel Racing returns to Belle Isle

Dick Harroun and Lolly

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December 3, 2007   1 Comment

Race Rewind Interviews Dick Harroun – Son of Ray Harroun – the first Indy 500 Champion – Segment # 6 with Dick Harroun

The month of May brings thoughts and memories and anticipation of the Indianapolis 500 to millions of people all over the world.

The running this month of the ninety first edition of the Indianapolis 500 will no doubt be exciting – as it always is.

But just imagine what it must have been like – to be there in person for the first Indy 500 – back in 1911. What those drivers experienced – and felt as they took the checkered flag is only something that we can speculate on today.

At the first ever running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1911 Ray Harroun was the first driver to take “that” checkered flag – behind the wheel of his Marmon Wasp.

The first driver ever to win the Indy 500 – also won that inaugural event driving “solo” – which was totally unheard of in his day.

Now fast forward to 2007 – and we soon hear the roar from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the 91st running of the Indy 500 takes place.

We couldn’t think of a better time to launch the initial episodes of the Race Rewind Podcast on RaceRemote. Who better to open with than Dick Harroun ? – Son of the legendary racer Ray Harroun – and a very accomplished racer himself.

Race Rewind takes you to the home of Dick Harroun and his wife Lolly – for the sixth segment in our Race Rewind series on RaceRemote dedicated to the Harroun family and all the great racing families that have made the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the “Brickyard” – what it is today.

Some Highlights from this sixth segment of Race Rewind on Race Remote
Dick Harroun discusses:

Go Karts

  • Flat Rock Speedway
  • 1945 Fairchild PT 29 A
    Trainer
  • 1946 plans for the Harroun Midget RaceCar
  • HTS – Engineering Harroun
    Trump and Stafford
  • Eight Cylinder Opposed 3
    Valve Engine Motor Spity Seedway
  • Motor City Speedway
  • Roy Richter’s first visit
    to Detroit
  • Chris Cross Fonty
  • Roy Richter and Bell Auto Parts
  • Derek Ross Dick Harroun and Lolly

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    December 3, 2007   1 Comment

    Race Rewind Interviews Dick Harroun – Son of Ray Harroun – the first Indy 500 Champion – Segment # 5 with Dick Harroun

    The month of May brings thoughts and memories and anticipation of the Indianapolis 500 to millions of people all over the world.

    The running this month of the ninety first edition of the Indianapolis 500 will no doubt be exciting – as it always is.

    But just imagine what it must have been like – to be there in person for the first Indy 500 – back in 1911. What those drivers experienced – and felt as they took the checkered flag is only something that we can speculate on today.

    At the first ever running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1911 Ray Harroun was the first driver to take “that” checkered flag – behind the wheel of his Marmon Wasp.

    The first driver ever to win the Indy 500 – also won that inaugural event driving “solo” – which was totally unheard of in his day.

    Now fast forward to 2007 – and we soon hear the roar from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the 91st running of the Indy 500 takes place.

    We couldn’t think of a better time to launch the initial episodes of the Race Rewind Podcast on RaceRemote. Who better to open with than Dick Harroun ? – Son of the legendary racer Ray Harroun – and a very accomplished racer himself.

    Race Rewind takes you to the home of Dick Harroun and his wife Lolly – for the fifth segment in our Race Rewind series on RaceRemote dedicated to the Harroun family and all the great racing families that have made the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the “Brickyard” – what it is today.

    Some Highlights from this fifth segment of Race Rewind on Race Remote

    Dick Harroun discusses:

    • Trendsetting Early “Rules Interpretation” at the Brickyard
    • The First Single Seated Race Car at Indianapolis
    • Racing’s Introduction to the Rear View Mirror
    • Reducing Aerodynamic Drag
    • Early Engine Offset
    • The Goodwood Festival of Speed
    • Donald Davidson
    • Tony George

    Ray Harroun Racer

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    Race Rewind Interviews Dick Harroun – Son of Ray Harroun – the first Indy 500 Champion – Segment # 4 with Dick Harroun

    The month of May brings thoughts and memories and anticipation of the Indianapolis 500 to millions of people all over the world.

    The running this month of the ninety first edition of the Indianapolis 500 will no doubt be exciting – as it always is.

    But just imagine what it must have been like – to be there in person for the first Indy 500 – back in 1911. What those drivers experienced – and felt as they took the checkered flag is only something that we can speculate on today.

    At the first ever running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1911 Ray Harroun was the first driver to take “that” checkered flag – behind the wheel of his Marmon Wasp.

    The first driver ever to win the Indy 500 – also won that inaugural event driving “solo” – which was totally unheard of in his day.

    Now fast forward to 2007 – and we are on the eve of Pole Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 91st running of the Indy 500.

    We couldn’t think of a better time to launch the initial episode of the Race Rewind Podcast on RaceRemote. Who better to open with than Dick Harroun ? – Son of the legendary racer Ray Harroun – and a very accomplished racer himself – in all sorts of different machines.

    Race Rewind takes you to the home of Dick Harroun and his wife Lolly – for the fourth segment in our Race Rewind series on RaceRemote dedicated to the Harroun family and all the great racing families that have made the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the “Brickyard” – what it is today.

    Some Highlights of this Segment:
    Dick Harroun discusses

    Dick Harroun and Lolly

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    December 3, 2007   1 Comment

    Race Rewind Interviews Dick Harroun – Son of Ray Harroun – the first Indy 500 Champion – Segment # 3 with Dick Harroun

    The month of May brings thoughts and memories and anticipation of the Indianapolis 500 to millions of people all over the world.The running this month of the ninety first edition of the Indianapolis 500 will no doubt be exciting – as it always is.

    But just imagine what it must have been like – to be there in person for the first Indy 500 – back in 1911. What those drivers experienced – and felt as they took the checkered flag is only something that we can speculate on today.

    At the first ever running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1911 Ray Harroun was the first driver to take “that” checkered flag – behind the wheel of his Marmon Wasp.

    The first driver ever to win the Indy 500 – also won that inaugural event driving “solo” – which was totally unheard of in his day.

    Now fast forward to 2007 for the 91st running of the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    We couldn’t think of a better time to launch the initial episodes of the Race Rewind Podcast on RaceRemote. Who better to open with than Dick Harroun ? – Son of the legendary racer Ray Harroun – and a very accomplished racer himself – in all sorts of different machines.

    Race Rewind takes you to the home of Dick Harroun and his wife Lolly – for the third segment in our Race Rewind series on RaceRemote dedicated to the Harroun family and all the great racing families that have made the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the “Brickyard” – what it is today.

    Derek Ross Dick Harroun and Lolly

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    Race Rewind Interviews Dick Harroun – Son of Ray Harroun – the first Indy 500 Champion – Segment # 2 with Dick Harroun

    The month of May brings thoughts and memories and anticipation of the Indianapolis 500 to millions of people all over the world.

    The running this month of the ninety first edition of the Indianapolis 500 will no doubt be exciting – as it always is.

    But just imagine what it must have been like – to be there in person for the first Indy 500 – back in 1911. What those drivers experienced – and felt as they took the checkered flag is only something that we can speculate on today.

    At the first ever running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1911 Ray Harroun was the first driver to take “that” checkered flag – behind the wheel of his Marmon Wasp.

    The first driver ever to win the Indy 500 – also won that inaugural event driving “solo” – which was totally unheard of in his day.

    Now fast forward to 2007 for the 91st running of the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    We couldn’t think of a better time to launch the initial episodes of the Race Rewind Podcast on RaceRemote. Who better to open with than Dick Harroun ? – Son of the legendary racer Ray Harroun – and a very accomplished racer himself – in all sorts of different machines.

    Race Rewind takes you to the home of Dick Harroun and his wife Lolly – for the second segment of Race Rewind on RaceRemote dedicated to the Harroun family and all the great racing families that have made the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the “Brickyard” – what it is today.

    Ray Harroun Indy Racer

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    Race Rewind Interviews Dick Harroun – Son of Ray Harroun – the first Indy 500 Champion – Segment # 1 with Dick Harroun

    The month of May brings thoughts and memories and anticipation of the Indianapolis 500 to millions of people all over the world.

    The running this month of the ninety first edition of the Indianapolis 500 will no doubt be exciting – as it always is.

    But just imagine what it must have been like – to be there in person for the first Indy 500 – back in 1911. What those drivers experienced – and felt as they took the checkered flag is only something that we can speculate on today.

    At the first ever running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1911 Ray Harroun was the first driver to take “that” checkered flag – behind the wheel of his Marmon Wasp.

    The first driver ever to win the Indy 500 – also won that inaugural event driving “solo” – which was totally unheard of in his day.

    Now fast forward to 2007 – and we are on the eve of Pole Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 91st running of the Indy 500.

    We couldn’t think of a better time to launch the initial episode of the Race Rewind Podcast on RaceRemote.

    Who better to open with than Dick Harroun ? – Son of the legendary racer Ray Harroun – (and a very accomplished racer himself) – in all sorts of racing machines.

    Race Rewind takes you to the home of Dick Harroun and his wife Lolly – for the first of a number of episodes of Race Rewind on RaceRemote dedicated to the Harroun family and all the great racing families that have made the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the “Brickyard” – what it is today.

    Dick Harroun and Lolly

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    December 3, 2007   5 Comments