Gehlhausen To Be Special Guest Of Indianapolis 500 & “The Jasper Connection”

Danny "Spike" Gehlhausen after qualifying for his first Indianapolis 500 in 1976. His car, "The Spirit of Indiana," was owned by his father, Carl Gehlhausen.

Danny “Spike” Gehlhausen after qualifying for his first Indianapolis 500 in 1976. His car, “The Spirit of Indiana,” was owned by his father, Carl Gehlhausen.

Jasper (Local Sources) – Jasper native Daniel “Spike” Gehlhausen (pictured) will be a special guest at the upcoming “The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 & the Jasper Connection,” April 21, from 11:30 AM to 1:00PM at Klub Haus 61, 2031 Newton Street, Jasper .

Gehlhausen, 61, is a former driver in the USAC and CART Championship Car series. He raced in 11 seasons, with 79 combined career starts, including the Indianapolis 500 in 1976, 1978–1980, and 1984.

The Jasper Rotary’s luncheon feature presentation is from Donald Davidson, historian of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Davidson is the only person to hold such a position on a full-time basis for any motorsports facility in the world.

Davidson started his career as a statistician, publicist, and historian at USAC. He is perhaps best known for his radio program, The Talk of Gasoline Alley, broadcast annually throughout the “Month of May” as well as his long tenure as a part of the IMS Radio Network.

Davidson is a member of the Auto Racing Hall of Fame and the Richard M. Fairbanks Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.

Cost is $25 and includes lunch buffet.

Proceeds go towards TRI-CAP, Dubois County Foundation, and Rotary International.

To register or for additional details call 812-481-5909 or send email to jmcfaul@vinu.edu.

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