Donald Davidson: The History Of The Historian

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – When Donald Davidson was a youngster growing up in England, he was fascinated by the sport of motor racing. In late 1956, his mother got him one of Floyd Clymer’s Indianapolis 500 Yearbooks for Christmas. During the next few years, Davidson saved up the money to make the trip of a lifetime to come to his first Indianapolis 500. The young man from England was treated like royalty by the staff of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway because of the effort he was making to attend the race from so far away. I came back the next year on a Green Card, was hired by a very dear man named Henry Banks, who hired me at USAC. Since 1998, that dream included a position as Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian.

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