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United States Auto Club Auto Racing
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First Edition
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14.00 x 14.00 x 2.00 inches
2.00 pounds
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This is the first edition of Auto Racing by Jim Barnes' Midwest Research. The game is a simulation of the Indianapolis 500. The game has 10 sets of Indy driver cards; 1952, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1971 and 1972, there are 33 cards in each set. Each card has one movement chart. The cards do not have photos. There are 33 vacuum molded plastic cars numbered from 1 to 33. A board, dice, instructions and a pad of forms for keeping records are the balance of the game components. Qualifying laps are performed for each driver and this sets the starting grid for the race. In leader order the dice are rolled for each car and the movement chart is consulted. The data on the movement charts are correlated with the performance of the driver that it features. One dice roll for each driver results in "Trouble" and what kind of trouble is specified by rolling again and consulting the "Trouble" chart. There was a card set available via mail order of the 1973 Indy race. The 1973 Indy driver cards have 3 movement chart options and 2 trouble charts. The data format of the 1973 Indy driver cards is used on all of the second edition game's driver cards. The 1973 cards did not have driver photos nor the yellow vertical bands on the data side that are on the cards of the second edition. Mr. Barnes had a booth at Indy and other races where he sold this game. The owners of the Indianapolis Speedway loaned a retired Indy car to Mr. Barnes that he put on display in front of his booth at the races.

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