Rear View Mirror

“Great Big Story”

by Dick Shappy

1911 Marmon Wasp
1911 Marmon Wasp rarin' to go



Several weeks ago I was contacted by Jonathan O’Beirne who is a producer with CNN’s “Great Big Story”. He had information that I was in possession of an exact recreation of the 1911 Marmon Wasp that was the first Indy 500 winner on May 30, 1911 driven by Ray Harroun. He asked if he could come to my showroom in Rhode Island from New York to take photos of the car for an article that he was writing regarding the first use of the rear view mirror. Naturally I gave him permission to come to Rhode Island along with a “Ray Harroun look alike” and take photos for his story. See the story here. See the 1911 Marmon Wasp in our collection here.


Showroom at 365 Charles Street, Providence, RI 02904
Outside our showroom in Providence
Showroom at 365 Charles Street, Providence, RI 02904
Outside our showroom in Providence