- Indianapolis Motor Speedway Medical Armbands -

1909-1980's

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The known IMS medical armbands from 1909 through the 1980's are made of felt or in the case of the 1921, a silk/satin type material. Because these two materials were used they tend to suffer damage, mainly from moths with felt armbands and general frailty with silk/satin armbands.

We have no pictures of IMS Medical armbands for the following years: 1909-1920, 22-30, 33-41, 48,52, 59, 60, 63-66, 80, 83 and 85 up. We could also use more pictures of other armbands from those years already depicted here. If you have any, please email us (ni500cc@ni500cc.com or dar500@indy.rr.com) a color scan so it can be posted here on the site.

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Silk/satin medical armbands from 1913,1920-22 and 1925.


1931-32

1933

1936

1937

1946

1947

1948

1949-50

1951 & 1953

1954

1955

1956-57

1958

1961-62

1963-64

1965-1966

1967-1969

1970 & 1971

Note that one 1970 is designated "Ambulance", the other as "Hospital". Armbands with different designations probably exisit and are probably diffenent colors.

1972 & 1973

1974-1976

1977-1979

1980, 1981, 1982

1983-1987

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Because of the fragile nature of felt and silk/satin armbands, many did not survive making most of them very rare, very tough to find and very desirable. Those after WWII do become easier to find but, medical armbands were not as widely used as regular IMS armbands so in general they are tougher to find.

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* This information is to the best of our knowledge. If anyone has more information, please contact: NI500CC@NI500CC.COM or dar500@indy.rr.com

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway - 1909-47


American Automobile Association (AAA) 1909-1955


United States Auto Club (USAC) 1956-72


Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Winning Car Photographer 1981-1994