Theodore E. “Pop” Myers

THEODORE E. “POP” MYERS earned an important niche in the history and tradition of automobile racing by devoting the last 40-plus years of his life to improving the sport in general and the Indianapolis 500 race in particular. He joined the staff of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1910, prior to the first Indianapolis 500, and served with distinction as Vice-President as well as General Manager under the regimes of all three track owners. For much of the time during those four decades Myers ran the day-to-day affairs along with his secretary, Miss Eloise “Dolly” Dallenbach. He made three trips to Europe as a “Good Will Ambassador” for the American racing fraternity and served for many years as a member of the American Automobile Association Contest Board. Myers was still working for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he passed away in February 1954.

Year Inducted: 1952