1909 Buick

Before the creation of Chevrolet Motor Company, Swiss-born immigrant Louis Chevrolet was an engineer and race driver of note. One of his employers was David Dunbar Buick, for whom Louis drove in 1909.  Buick was among those pioneers who used racing both as a means for testing his products as well as proving their worth to the general public.

Buick entered several stripped-down passenger cars in the inaugural three days of automobile racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 19-21, 1909, and it is believed that this 4-cylinder, 298-cubic-inch Model 16B is the same number 34 car that carried Chevrolet to a four-lap, 10-mile victory on opening day.  His average speed was 64.1 mph. The Buick would win 161 national and international races and set 11 speed records before its retirement prior to May 1911.

Digital Adoption benefits:

* Pit Crew Membership

* Printed photo of your adopted car

* Online recognition

* Recognition on the Adopt-A-Car donor wall in the Museum

* Certificate of adoption

Adoptions are for a period of one year with the option to renew annually.