Mike Thomsen - Autographed Memorabilia
Mike Thomsen is a longtime television and radio producer with over 30 years of experience. He has won several national and state awards and has been nominated for three regional Emmys. During the month of May, he co-hosts a nightly racing nostalgia show, “Beyond the Bricks,” for WFNI-FM in Indianapolis, as well as the station’s post-race coverage of the Indianapolis 500. Mike is co-Vice President of the National Indianapolis 500 Collectors Club. He has an extensive background in auto racing memorabilia and historical research, including authenticating items for major auction houses. His Indianapolis 500 autograph collection has been featured in several publications as one of the most complete known to exist. firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of Mike's Articles:
“Close” Counts! – at the Speedway
Early Stars Worthy of Adding To Your Collection
As you have read in my previous columns, I have been collecting Indianapolis 500 driver autographs for four decades now, and for me, one of the most gratifying things about this hobby is the interesting subjects I get to add to my collection.
Some are legends of the sport, drivers who won the greatest prize in motor racing, the Indianapolis 500, and others came agonizingly short of their goal with a second-place finish as their top place in the race.
Others only had one start in the 500, with some of those never even taking the green flag in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.