Issue Date:20th MAY 2011.
This stamp celebrates the centennial of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, which since 1911 has been held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In 1909, an investment team led by entrepreneur and automobile dealer Carl Graham Fisher purchased 320 acres of farmland outside Indianapolis, Indiana, with the intention of creating a speedway for both racing competitions and private testing. After a series of motorcycle and automotive races at the new speedway, Fisher decided to focus on a single event, an ambitious 500-mile race to be held on Memorial Day.
This stamp depicts Ray Harroun driving #32, the Marmon “Wasp” a car that was also featured on a 17.5-cent stamp in the Transportation series in 1987, winner of the first Indy 500.
Remark:Thanks DJ Evers from CCCC for sending this nice FDC from USA on the issue date.