News & Multimedia

The 1932 Indianapolis 500

Enjoy a complete gallery of images from the 1932 Indianapolis 500 below. These were recently digitized from our photography collection and is the first time they’ve appeared on the IMS site.

 

About The Race:

Fred Frame won for driver-turned-owner Harry Hartz, but it was Frame’s teammate, Billy Arnold, who had most of the fans talking. Arnold, who led 198 of the 200 laps on his way to winning in 1930 and then led from lap seven until 162 in 1931, was the dominant driver again.

This time he took over on lap two and was never headed until lap 60, when he crashed while trying to avoid a spinning car. It extended his record over a three-year period to 411 laps led out of 421 completed, for an average of 97.62 percent.

Taking advantage of a revised set of rules designed to encourage a return of the major automobile companies, Studebaker of South Bend, Ind. commissioned a team of five racing cars to be powered by its eight-cylinder President passenger car engine. All five qualified, Cliff Bergere’s finishing third.

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
The 1932 Indianapolis 500
 
The 1932 Indianapolis 500
Fred Frame won for driver-turned-owner Harry Hartz, but it was Frame's teammate, Billy Arnold, who had most of the fans talking. Arnold, who led 198 of the 200 laps on his way to winning in 1930 and then led from lap seven until 162 in 1931, was the dominant driver again.
Read More
Related Media
Conor Daly
 
Daly To Contest Indy 500 in Third SPM Entry
Conor Daly has been seeking -- no, striving for -- such an opportunity since May 2013, when the Noblesville, Ind., native made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut for AJ Foyt Racing in the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
Read More
The Rolling Stones
 
Global Live Created; Hits Ground Running with Rolling Stones’ Visit to Indianapolis
Global Entertainment, the content creation arm of Ashley Tabor’s U.K.-founded Global, The Media and Entertainment Group, has announced its newest division – Global Live.
Read More
Juan Pablo Montoya
 
Pruett's Preview: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
Team Penske’s Juan Montoya not only leads the Verizon IndyCar Series point standings heading into this weekend’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, he also leads an interesting group of drivers who have taken over the top three spots in the championship.
Read More
Townsend Bell
 
Bell to Attempt His Ninth Indianapolis 500
Bell, 39, will compete in his ninth Indy 500 with the Robert Graham Special, a Chevrolet- powered Dallara chassis with the new Chevrolet Speedway body kit. Bell previously drove for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in 2008.
Read More
Scott Dixon
 
Monday Racing Roundup: Dixon Lands 36th Career IndyCar Win at Long Beach
Dixon's first victory at Long Beach was his 36th overall, breaking a tie with Bobby Unser for fifth on the all-time Indy car list. Al Unser is fourth with 39 victories. It was the 98th Indy car victory for team owner Chip Ganassi.
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 917
Reserve one of our hospitality suites for your next event!
To start planning your event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway please fill out our Information Request Form or contact Laura Wyamn at (317) 492-8557 or email at lwyman@brickyard.com.
Latest Tweets
Exactly one week from Opening Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway!! Check out the rest of the schedule here: http://t.co/meeomnyFsW
about 5 hours ago