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Great but Forgotten Indy 500 Pace Cars

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Here’s the great Ralph DePalma, winner of the 1915 Indy 500, at the wheel of the 1937 pace car, a sporty LaSalle Series 60 convertible coupe.

As Cadillac’s junior brand, the LaSalle was a popular car in these years, offering Cadillac style and performance at a discount price.

Finding that the brand mainly served to cannibalize Cadillac sales, General Motors killed LaSalle in 1940.

Read more: http://www.macsmotorcitygarage.com/2015/05/24/eight-great-but-forgotten-indy-500-pace-cars/


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When I was 10 or 12 or so a guy used to race a 37 LaSalle Coupe at the local dirt track. The car never did any good as it was too big and heavy but it was a spectacle in itself racing around the track.

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