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Races to Remember: The 1971 Indianapolis 500

Submitted by on January 14, 2014

1971 Al Unser Indy 500Fantastic 1970s footage takes us back to the glory days of Indy.

Saturday May 29, 1971 saw the 55th 500 mile race of it’s kind run at Indianapolis. It was a wild event, beginning with the pace car speering into the photographer tower and injuring 29 people, and ending with Al Unser Senior taking his second consecutive win (pictured).

Enjoy this terrific video recap from the period:

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