For sale is an original 1951 CHAMPIONS SPARK PLUG ADVERT that features the twenty different INDIANAPOLIS 500 winners who used champion spark plugs in their race car. The ad includes a portrait of each victor, the year they won, and their average speed. The first being 1921 winner Tommy Milton who won with an average speed of 89.6 MPH. The last being 1951 winner, Lee Wallard who won with an average speed of 126.2 MPH. The ad measures 10 inches by 14 inches and is free from any tears or stains. Perfect display item for any automotive or race car enthusiast.
The first Indianapolis 500 was held in 1911, where Ray Harroun was declared the first winner, driving the Marmon Wasp. The race has been run annually since 1911 (with exceptions during World War I and World War II) and 73 drivers have been crowned champions of the 500-mile race over the course of 103 races. The winner of the Indianapolis 500 receives many prizes, many based on past tradition. One of the most iconic traditions is for the winner of the Indianapolis 500 to drink a bottle of milk, a tradition started by Louis Meyer when he won the race in 1936.