Speedway Historian to Weave Stories, Answer Questions

Indiana Landmarks Center’s Grand Hall hosts event on March 30

On March 30, the British-born historian of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Donald Davidson, will share his perspectives on the state’s most famous landmark, home of the Indianapolis 500. In his engaging and entertaining style, he’ll chat from the stage in the Grand Hall at Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Avenue in Indianapolis.

Known for his radio program, The Talk of Gasoline Alley, Davidson loves the car- and racing-loving audience who attend his annual appearance at Indiana Landmarks. “I never give the same talk twice,” Davidson says, “especially for the people who come when I speak at Indiana Landmarks. They don’t need Speedway 101.What do they want to hear about? They just ask me questions and we have a chat.”

This is his third annual talk for Indiana Automotive, an affinity group of Indiana Landmarks created to celebrate the state’s early auto visionaries and preserve the cars they made, as well as their factories, showrooms, homes, and the landscaped parkways and roadside architecture birthed by the auto age.

WHAT: An Evening with Donald Davidson, Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian and storyteller

WHO: Talk hosted by Indiana Automotive, an affinity group of Indiana Landmarks. Open to the public.

WHEN: March 30, 5:30 p.m. refreshments and cash bar; talk from 6-7 p.m. (or as late as he’ll keep going)

WHERE: Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Ave., Indianapolis

COST:    Tickets are $10 per person; $8 per Indiana Landmarks member; $5 per Indiana Automotive member. Tickets are available online at or call 317-639-4534.


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