Lets go to the Indy 500 and Bonneville back in 1934

Lets go to the Indy 500 and Bonneville back in 1934

I’m not sure why I’ve never seen this recently-restored footage before, but what a find! Firestone made this promotional film “The Test Supreme” for the 1934 race season, first talking to racers at Indy, including a few moments with mechanical genius Harry Miller. Lots of racing action at the brickyard as well, including some B roll footage shot alongside a few racers. Interesting note that Riding Mechanics were still utilized at Indy this year, and were mandatory to ride along all the way till 1937/ The film ends with Ab Jenkins speed and endurance run at Bonneville, covering 3000 miles in 23.5 hours, averaging over 127 mph! Enjoy…

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