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  • Indy 500 Ticket Design?

    Anyone know what year they started putting the previous winner's picture on the 500 ticket?

  • #2
    Originally posted by jcroche
    At least as far back as 1969:


    roach
    Don't you love the Irony of that ticket 12 years later...
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    • #3
      Imagine any seat to any major event for $9.00 now.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by NDGator
        Don't you love the Irony of that ticket 12 years later...


        roach

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jcroche
          At least as far back as 1969:


          roach
          $9.00
          "IRL is better at everything except selling themselves." -- Jennifer Floyd Engel, ESPN/103.3 FM

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          • #6
            I will say this. Indy tickets have generally always looked very classy. I thought they were getting too big for a few years...but they seem to have brought them back down to size.
            Real drivers don't need fenders!

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            • #7
              1947




              below is the previous year 1946

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              • #8
                I will take the $2.50 ticket please.

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                • #9
                  Actually, if someone would do the math, we might find out that a $20 GA ticket today is even more of a screaming deal than $2.50 in 1947.
                  Paul Woods
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                  • #10
                    Interestingly the 1981 and 1982 tickets did not have the winner on it.

                    In 1981, they switched "names" of the race from International Sweepstakes to 65th Indianapolis 500, and it was the first year to utilize a unique logo. Perhaps they wanted to promote that more.

                    In 1982, the winner of the '81 race had not yet been fully resolved, so it was probably omitted on purpose before they went to printing. It would look rediculous if they had Mario's picture on the ticket and well...
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Doctorindy
                      Interestingly the 1981 and 1982 tickets did not have the winner on it.

                      In 1982, the winner of the '81 race had not yet been fully resolved, so it was probably omitted on purpose before they went to printing. It would look rediculous if they had Mario's picture on the ticket and well...

                      WHAT???? But Mario did win in 1981!!!!
                      "If you wait, all that happens is you get older" - Mario Andretti

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                      • #12
                        Don't know about everyone here, but I've kept every 500 ticket for each race I've attended. (In fact, I keep the ticket for every event I attend) We usually bring a rookie field of 1-5 people with us every year and it's a pretty good gauge of whether they'll be back in the future by seeing what they do with their ticket following the race. Those that tuck it inside their program have returned. Those that stick it in with the trash have mostly not returned. So far it's been a pretty reliable test.
                        To a New Yorker like yourself, a hero is some type of weird sandwich. Not some nut who takes on three Tigers!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sc-indy
                          Imagine any seat to any major event for $9.00 now.
                          Using an inflation calculator $9.00 in 1969 is about $53.00 today.

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                          • #14
                            ...I'm guessing that $9.00 in 1969 was alot more money than it is today.
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                            • #15
                              Note that the driver pictured on the 1947 ticket is Wilbur Shaw; not the 1946 winner, George Robson.
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