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    Name: Business Roundtable - Indy Speedway Historian
    Date: May 9, 2017
    Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:
      Presentation by Donald Davidson, Indianapolis Motor
     Speedway Historian     


    Join our bi-monthly lunch hour networking event to hear this unique presentation by one of the country's only speedway historians.  In advance of Memorial Day weekend's "greatest show on earth," which takes place at the Indianapolis Speedway, learn the history, its legends, and how our state benefits from this beloved sport.

    Brief Biography for Mr. Davidson:
    A passionate interest in the "500" since his early teens irresistibly drew the English-born- and-raised Davidson to the Speedway for a three-week visit in May 1964.  Having committed to memory a plethora of trivial details during the seven years it took for him to save up for the trip, he was able to delight both active and retired participants with year-by- year recitations of their careers.

    He returned from England permanently the following May and was fortunate not only to be invited by the late Sid Collins to join the worldwide IMS Radio Network broadcast for race day, but also to secure employment with the United States Auto Club, where he was to remain as statistician and historian for the next 31 years.  Officially becoming the Speedway's historian on January 1, 1998, he continues to serve on the Radio Network.

    On May 27, 2010, Davidson was inducted into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame, and on October 3rd, 2013, he was similarly honored by the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.  In May, 2016, the Indianapolis Star proclaimed Davidson one of the 100 most influential people in the history of the Indianapolis 500, and on May 20, Governor Mike Pence named him a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor the State of Indiana can bestow upon a civilian.

     
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    Don't forget your business cards and use this lunch-hour time to network and reach out to new members and guests!
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    Location:
    Atrium Cafe' at Baptist Temple Church
    1380 E. State Road 44
    Connersville IN  47331
    Date/Time Information:
    Tuesday, May 9, 2017
    11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    Gertrud Whitaker at (765) 825-2561
    Fees/Admission:
    Lunch served by RIP's Family BBQ
    Tickets:  $12 / person
    Registration deadline:  May 6, 2017

    Pay online or mail checks, payable to: Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, 504 N. Central Avenue, Connersville, IN  47331
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