My grandparents sitting on 16th Street (literally) in Speedway, Indiana a full two days before the running of the 1955 Indianapolis 500 waiting to get in. The car? A 1941 Oldsmobile. The photo isn't the best but conveys how big the event really was. Quite possibly my dad might have taken the pic from standing atop another car. In those days there was no such things as "crumple zones"! | Click image for Comments. | Home