Book Review - The First 30 Years of the Indianapolis 500

Book Review:
The First 30 Years of the Indianapolis 500. by David Story

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is unquestionably the apex of all motorsports. Many of our readers have a deep enthusiasm for The Speedway. The history, the traditions, the cars, the characters, are really almost a way of life for so many of us.

David Story, like us, is one of those people with The Speedway in his blood. A successful homebuilder in the Northwest, his passion since he was a kid was cars, motorsports, and racing, more specially, creating wonderful art of those racing cars. Now retired, he and his wife Kymm live in the small town of Inkom, Idaho. But don’t be fooled by his background, David Story is a great illustrator and artist.

Recently Story released a self-published book, The First 30 Years of the Indianapolis 500. This large, 12”x 9”, softbound, collection of wonderful illustrations and information on, as the title says, the first 30 years of The Race. It is printed on very high-quality stock, making a rich, quality reference, worthy of shelf or coffee table.  

Each spread covers one-year of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, with a watercolor of the winning car along with smaller watercolor sketches capturing important details and a short description of that race.

If you are at all interested in the 500’s early history or if you are interested in exceptional art of motorcars, this volume is a worthy addition to your library. We do hope David Story has only begun and other volumes are to follow this grand history.

The book, The First 30 Years of the Indianapolis 500, is available directly from David Story for $39.95 at

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Volume 2020, Issue 9, Posted 2:36 PM, 09.12.2020