You never know what you might find when cleaning out a garage or basement.

A friend of a friend found these old, original Indianapolis 500 photos from the 1920s. The guys in these photos are some of the true pioneers of auto racing. And if Facebook and Instagram were a thing, we bet some of these photos would’ve been all over social media. As it turned out, they wound up collecting dust—until our friend’s buddy unearthed them.

Today, they get their day in the digital media spotlight. Check ’em out—most of them have their own captions handwritten on the photos. None of them appear to be selfies. Thank God.

Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.