"The Spectacle - Celebrating The History of the Indianapolis 500"


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    "This is a great way to share our exciting sport of racing with your children while helping support the cancer community at the same time!" - Ryan Hunter-Reay, 2014 Indy 500 Winner and Racing for Cancer founder.

    "The Spectacle - Celebrating the History of the Indianapolis 500" children's picture book is a great way to introduce kids to the history and excitement of American open-wheel racing. From Ray Harroun's victory in the first Indy 500 in 1911 all the way through Alexander Rossi's victory in the 100th Running of this great event in 2016, this book is a comprehensive historical review of the amazing drivers, teams, cars and track have created a legacy at "The Brickyard" over the past century.

    You Can Preview The Book for free!  Free sample excerpts are available for download.


  • Book Format:  Non-fiction, however narrative dialogue between fictional characters ties it together. The content is broken up into a series of short sections on topics like: "The Golden Era," "The British Invasion" and "In The Blink of An Eye."

    Special Features:  Four-time Indy 500 winner, A.J. Foyt, is featured to set up and close the book content. 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay wrote the Foreword. 

    Book Specs: Full-color, hardcover, book printed on high-quality paper. 64 pages. The coloring book is 24 pages and soft cover. 

    Reader Age: The book content is appropriate for kids of all ages. However, given the non-fiction nature of content, the book will be best enjoyed by kids 5-8. Adult IndyCar fans may learn something new too!  The coloring book features text geared towards younger kids. 


  • Amazon Review: "Such a great book about the History of the Indianapolis 500! Chris Workman does a great job at hitting the high points of the 500 through the last 100 years without overwhelming the young reader. This is a children's book but is very informative and a great overview of the Indy 500 for readers of all ages. The book tells the story of two young children who ask their dad questions about the Indy 500. Dad answers all their questions and then they take a trip to the museum at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and they meet AJ Foyt. I have a copy of this book and have also given it as a gift. The young reader loved it! If you follow IndyCar you will instantly recognize the cars and pictures of the drivers. Chris does a wonderful job illustrating the book and it's as much fun to look at the pictures as it is to read it. A must have for all race fans of all ages."

    Amazon Review: This is another great book from Apex Legends. My 7 year old son loves learning about the history of the Indy 500. We will be taking our copy of the book to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum next month to make the pages come to life.

  • Blogger Review - ikissedthebricks.com - "The great thing is this book isn’t just for kids. It’s filled with lots of information to help any fan, old or new, keep track of the last 100 years at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Chris does a great job at both telling a story and sharing facts." - read the full review

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