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If…

If money grew on trees and I had an orchard, I would do a little pruning and buy this rare and rather pricey poster from the inaugural Indianapolis 500.

According to yesterday’s IBJ, this beauty is only one of two copies known in existence and recently fetched $24,000 at auction. The first spectacle of its kind, the inaugural Indianapolis 500 (which only lasted 5 miles) paved… errrr, rather… laid the brick way for Indianapolis’ longest standing and most notable tradition.

A little perspective: today, IndyCars reach speeds of over 220 mph. In 1909, they went around 55 mph. If me and my Saab could time travel, we’d be certain champions of the first running of the greatest spectacle in racing. Now excuse me, I must tend to my money trees…