This is unreal, I'm in awe of the engineering and beauty of the cars back in those days.
If you ever get a chance to go thru the museum at Indy, the trophies, medals, etc. in the unreal display right inside the entry are from Rudolf Caracciola 's collection.
It has to be the one of the most beautiful collection of trophy items that a racer ever collected.
Silver Bowls, platters, pins, emblems, trophies, plates, silverware cigarette boxes - all kinds of stuff.
To stand there looking at them, realizing the history just behind that pane of glass, that this stuff was given out at some very historical races - it's incredible.
The story behind them being at Indy is that "Rudi" was injured practicing for the 500 there in 1946.
He recuperated at the Hallman's estate in Terre Haute, IN and as a "Thank You" he gave the collection to the Hall Of Fame Museum.
I've said it before, if you're in Indy - don't miss stopping at the museum.
If you're a race fan it should be on your bucket list.
We go there every time we're in Indy for speedweek and most of the displays are different year to year.