(Jan. 22, 1927-May 26, 1995). Robert Joseph (Bob) Collins, longtime columnist and sports editor for The Indianapolis Star, penned one of the most popular and well-read bylines in the newspaper’s… Read More »Robert Joseph (Bob) Collins
Speedway is a Marion County town located about seven miles northwest of Monument Circle. In 1912, real estate developer Lemon Trotter laid out Speedway City for his clients Carl G.… Read More »Speedway
In 1957, four civic-minded businessmen–former Indianapolis mayor alex m. clark; Joe Quinn, Safety Director of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; J. Worth Baker, Shrine Potentate in 1957; and Howard Wilcox, promotions… Read More »500 Festival
Allison Transmission is a major producer of aircraft engines. James A. Allison, a founding partner of the Prest-O-Lite Company and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, established the Allison Speedway Team Company,… Read More »Allison Transmission
Indianapolis was an early center for automobile manufacture and design. For a brief period early in the 20th century, it seemed that Indianapolis would rival Detroit for leadership in the… Read More »Automobile Industry
A product of the Indianapolis Bicentennial effort (2020–21), the digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis integrates and accesses the explosion and fragmentation of knowledge created both as born-digital information and as a large new digital archive.