My intention when assembling this book is to document the ten-year history of The Indianapolis 500 from 1954-1963. That is, the history of the struggle to make the race, to qualify for one of the coveted thirty-three starting positions. There are very few references to the race itself as that has been well documented, over time, in many publications.
The iconic Floyd Clymer Yearbooks would annually have a brief description of the daily activity at the Speedway. Practice and Qualifications, or Time Trials, would be generally described in Clymer’s publication, however it always left me wanting more. So, this book is more.