Photo, Print, Drawing 39. Perspective view of front and one side of the car. - 1938 Maserati 8.C.T.F., Indianapolis, Marion County, IN Photos from Survey HAER IN-112

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About this Item

Title
1938 Maserati 8.C.T.F., Indianapolis, Marion County, IN
Contributor Names
Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Maserati, Ernesto
Officine Alfieri Maserati S.A.
Shaw, Wilbur
Boyle, Michael
Horn, Ted
Henning, Harry C. "Cotton"
Boyle Racing Headquarters
Bennett Brothers
Indianapolis Race Cars, Inc.
Wolcott, Roger
Johnson, Sylvester
Speed Partners, Inc.
McManus, Robert J.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation
Meyer-Drake Offenhauser
Donaldson, "Pinky"
Zehender, Goffredo
Wallard, Lee
Vukolvich, Bill
McDowell, Johnny
Holmes, Jackie
Newman, Roy
Hulman, Tony
Memini M.A.
Lockheed
Maxon, Casey T, historian
Maxon, Casey T, photographer
Historic Vehicle Association, sponsor
Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc., sponsor
Maserati North America, Inc., sponsor
Brown, Annette, field team
Brown, Stuart, delineator
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, sponsor
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 1968
Subject Headings
-  automobiles
-  Racing
-  gasoline engines
-  aluminum
-  transportation
-  Indiana -- Marion County -- Indianapolis
Latitude / Longitude
39.790278,-86.233693
Notes
-  Significance: The 1938 Maserati 8.C.T.F. chassis no. 3032, known as the Boyle Special, is nationally significant based on its relation to four criteria. First, it is associated with important events in automotive history and culture. The Boyle Special is the most successful automobile to be campaigned at the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. It was driven to victory twice, to third place twice and to fourth place once. The Maserati is associated with significant persons in automotive and American history, including: Wilbur Shaw, a successful and prominent American racing car driver and the first postwar president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; Michael Boyle, an important American labor leader and race team owner; Ted Horn, Indianapolis racer and AAA National Championship winner; and Harry C. "Cotton" Henning, chief mechanic for Boyle Racing Headquarters who oversaw the mechanical preparation and attention for multiple Indianapolis winning cars including this Maserati 8.C.T.F. Third, the Boyle Special features significant design and construction value. Advanced engineering enabled the vehicle to remain competitive at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for over a decade and is representative of the work of a master, Ernesto Maserati, and the builders at Officine Alfieri Maserati S.A. Fourth, the Maserati provides informational value as one of the few race cars of the era to retain many of its original materials, components and craftsmanship. The period of significance for the Boyle Special was during its competition history at the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race from 1939 to 1953.
-  Survey number: HAER IN-112
-  Building/structure dates: 1938 Initial Construction
Medium
Photo(s): 37
Color Transparencies: 4
Data Page(s): 24
Photo Caption Page(s): 2
Call Number/Physical Location
HAER IN-112
Source Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
in0543
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Language
English
Online Format
image
pdf
Description
Photo(s): 37 | Color Transparencies: 4 | Data Page(s): 24 | Photo Caption Page(s): 2

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Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, Ernesto Maserati, Officine Alfieri Maserati S.A, Wilbur Shaw, Michael Boyle, Ted Horn, Harry C. "Cotton" Henning, et al., Maxon, Casey T, photographer. Maserati 8.C.T.F., Indianapolis, Marion County, IN. Indiana Indianapolis Marion County, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/in0543/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, C., Maserati, E., Officine Alfieri Maserati S.A, Shaw, W., Boyle, M., Horn, T. [...] Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall Of Fame Museum, S., Maxon, C. T., photographer. (1968) Maserati 8.C.T.F., Indianapolis, Marion County, IN. Indiana Indianapolis Marion County, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/in0543/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al., photographer by Maxon, Casey T. Maserati 8.C.T.F., Indianapolis, Marion County, IN. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/in0543/>.

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