A museum for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway : Speedway, Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor Fisher, Robert A.
dc.contributor.author Prange, Mark N. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:45:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:45:02Z
dc.date.created 1980 en_US
dc.date.issued 1980
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 1980 .P73 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188775
dc.description.abstract The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the most famous racecourses in the world and is the site for the premier event in motorsport -- the Indianapolis 500. Attended by 400,000 spectators, with a global radio audience of many millions, the race is a powerful event whose visual, auditory and emotional sensations create one of the most captivating single day experiences in the world.Accordingly, the museum attempts to transcend merely displaying cars by incorporating the racing activity, the character of the race as as event and the powerful imagery of the Speedway itself. By becoming an extension of the racing environment, the museum seeks to enhance the racing experience of its visitors. Additionally, by associating with the main straightaway's presence and activity, the museum's displays are seen, not isolated and enclosed, but still very much a part of the racing environment of Indianapolis.The facility is designed to display and store the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation's collection of 165 classic automobiles and racing machines, many of which gained their fame at the Speedway. As many as 70 cars can be displayed at one time, with the remainder in storage or undergoing restoration within the museum. Additional displays include racing memorabillia, trophies, driving equipment, photography, artwork, films, and various experiential, participatory displays. An archives library maintains a collection of articles, publications, photographs, films and tapes that document the history of the race and the Speedway. The facility also houses the offices of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation, which acts as the administrative body of the Speedway, organizing the race and all accompanying events.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 40, 60 leaves : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title A museum for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway : Speedway, Indiana en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B. Arch.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1276199 en_US

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