Griffith Resident and racing legend Paul Goldsmith will be at the Griffith Historical Society’s Franklin Center History Room on Friday, September 1st, from 5 to 8 p.m., during the Rock & Rail Car Show on Broad Street sponsored by the Griffith Firefighters Association.

Goldsmith, owner and operator of the Griffith/Merrillvile Airport, won five American MotorCyclist Association Nationals from 1952-1955, as well as winning the ’53 Daytona 200 before moving onto four-wheeled vehicles in 1956.

He continued his winning ways in both stock cars and Indy cars, including two USAC National stock car championships.  Goldsmith is one of the few men to ever compete in the Daytona 200, the Daytona 500, and the Indianapolis 500, and the only racer ever to win on the famed Daytona Beach course on a motorcycle and in a car.

Goldsmith will be on hand to talk to Museum visitors and sign autographs in the lower level of Franklin Center where the Griffith Historical Society has created a special display of photos, historical items, and racing videos dedicated to Goldsmith, and Griffith resident and Goldsmith partner Ray Nichels.

To access the exhibit, park in the larger Franklin Center parking lot, and enter through Door G.  For more information, go to on the internet.

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