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Studebaker to host Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian Donald Davidson

Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 1:30pm in the Wiekamp Auditorium;

$2 admission / FREE to Studebaker National Museum members, refreshments to follow


Join Donald Davidson, Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) Historian for the IMS Midwest Engagement Tour at the Studebaker National Museum on Thursday, April 13, to preview the historic 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 - presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Fans will receive a special chance to interact with Mr. Davidson.

Davidson is the co-author of the Autocourse Official History of the Indianapolis 500. His expertise has lent a helping hand to multiple national outlets covering the Indianapolis 500 over the years and his persona has become synonymous with radio coverage of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” In 2010, he was inducted into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame, and last year, the Indianapolis Star declared Davidson as one of the 100 most influential people in the history of the Indianapolis 500. The program will be Q&A format. Space is limited, so arrive early!

The Studebaker National Museum is located at 201 So. Chapin St., just west of downtown South Bend. It is open Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm, and Sun. Noon–5pm. Admission is $8 for adults, $6.50 for seniors over 60, and $5 for youth ages 6-18. For more information, please call the Museum at (574) 235-9714 or toll free at (888) 391-5600 or visit our website at For an additional cost, visitors can tour the exhibits and Oliver Mansion at The History Museum, which adjoins the Studebaker National Museum.

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