Almost 106 years ago to the day, on August 14th, 1909 the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, America's internationally renowned cathedral of speed opened its gates and it was motorcycles, not automobiles that lined up at the starting line. Today, the world's best motorcycle racers again take to the line as the MotoGP series returns to the hollowed ground of the Brickyard. One of those first competitors to run at Indianapolis was Ray Seymour, one of America's earliest racing superstars and a true American motorcycle racing pioneer. Captured here with his Reading Standard in the garage paddock of the newly opened Indianapolis Motor Speedway, opening day August 14, 1909.