1947 INDIANAPOLIS 500 AUTO RACE Fans tailgate outside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before the 1947 Indy 500 Auto Race. The drivers complete last minute tune-ups on their cars and the race begins. Several crashes occur during the race, one of which results in the death of Shorty Cantlon. Mauri Rose wins the race and drinks the traditional glass of milk. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING
Date: May 30, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:55:00, No Audio
INDIANAPOLIS 500 Death rides the track as Mauri Rose of Chicago wins the Indianapolis 500 with an average speed of 116 miles an hour. Shorty Cantlon, veteran driver, is killed instantly as he crashes against the southwest wall.
CRACK-UPS MAR INDY 500 SPEEDWAY CLASSIC Speed, thrills and crack-ups mark this year's Indianapolis 500 Speedway classic. 160,000 thrilled spectators witness the race, won by Mauri Rose of Indianapolis teamed with Floyd Davis of Illinois. One driver is severely hurt in one of several bad accidents.
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