Indy 500 Centennial Era: 1932

February 18, 2011
by Alan

2011 Indianapolis Logo

2011 Indianapolis Logo continues to honor the Centennial Era.

News Reel 1932.

    What’s included in this clip:

  1. Auto Leaps wall as speed kings defy death to set record.
  2. Rickenbacker introduces driver to Henry Ford and his Family
  3. Billy Arnold crashing at 111-miles-per-hour on sharp turn
  4. Fred Frame wins

There is something to say about modern safety equipment.

Fred Frame won the 1932 after several strong showings in previous Indy 500 events. Frame, with mechanic Jerry Houck riding beside him, won with an average speed of 104.144 mph (167.604 km/h), a speed that broke the seven-year-old record set by Peter DePaolo. It was the second Speedway victory for car owner/builder Harry Hartz. For a while, it looked as though Hartz had a shot at finishing 1-2. No. 2 starter Billy Arnold wrested the lead from pole-sitter Lou Moore on the second lap, but Arnold and mechanic Spider Matlock rolled over on lap 60, handing the lead to Bob Carey. Fred Fame still holds the record for winning the Indianapolis 500 from the lowest starting position, have begun the race in 27th place. Results of the 1932 Indianapolis 500 held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, May 30, 1932.

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