1966 Indy 500 Tickets Featuring Jim Clark in his Lotus 38

Jim Clark in his Lotus 38 adorned the 1966 Indianapolis 500 tickets having won the race the previous year. Indy tickets are indeed colorful.

The Indianapolis 500 bills itself as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”.  So it’s not surprising that Indy tickets in themselves are out of the ordinary. The 1966 ticket featured defending Indy 500 winner Jim Clark in his Lotus 38.

With a price tag of $5 for general admission, racing fans got a great deal. I remember paying about $7 to see the Canadian Grand Prix in 1968. Grandstand seating was substantially more expensive.

The ticket above was auctioned on Ebay. I believe the asking price was in the $2,000 range, possibly because it appeared to be unused. If only $2,000 could take us back to that day