Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Motor Speedway Chairman Mrs Mary Hulman Gentlemen Start Your Engines

Tony Hulman Jr. (February 11, 1901 – October 27, 1977) was an American businessman from Terre Haute, Indiana….who bought the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1945….and brought racing back to the famous race course after a four-year hiatus following World War II. 

In this video herewith, Tony’s wife, Mary Hulman….who became Chairman of the Board of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1977….after the death of her husband, Tony…..and she was still at the helm at the 1987 Indy 500….when she started the race with the now famous phrase….“Gentlemen, start your engines.”

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