Like the rapidly changing American culture of the 1960s, the hallowed oval of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway® also witnessed some of the most fundamental revolutions in motosports history. Not only were the drivers different, but the cars themselves represented some of the most spectacular innovations in Indy 500® history.
Through dramatic images, first hand interviews and rare archival footage, the Indianapolis 500 Legacy Series examines this era of powerful change.
This new documentary follows the final days of the Offenhauser front engine roadsters and the emotional victories of Jim Rathmann, A.J. Foyt Jr., Roger Ward, Parnelli Jones and Bobby Unser. Witness the dawn of a new era in race car technology at Indy® with the emergence of mid-engine Ford racing machines. International Formula 1 drivers Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Dan Gurney and legendary Mario Andretti make their mark on the American racing scene.
Created with new interviews and never before seen footage from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway archives, The Indianapolis 500: The 60s, also includes bonus footage from the Race for Heroes series including "The British Invasion" episode.
Considered by many to be the Golden Age of racing at Indianapolis, these new cars and motorsports icons changed the face of racing forever. Thanks to this exclusive new collectors DVD from the Indianapolis 500 Legacy Series, the 1960s is a chapter in Brickyard® history that will never be forgotten.