First car to use a rear was at the Indy 500

Earliest known rear-view mirror mounted on a racing vehicle appeared on Ray Harroun’s Marmon race car at the inaugural Indianapolis 500 race in 1911. Harroun himself claimed he got the idea from seeing a mirror used for a similar purpose on a horse-drawn vehicle in 1904. Harroun also claimed that the mirror vibrated constantly due to the rough brick surface, and it was rendered largely useless.

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