1912 Fiat

Driver: Teddy Tetzlaff and Caleb Bragg

This magnificent 589-cubic-inch, 4-cylinder Italian Fiat is believed to be the one driven to second position in the 1912 Indianapolis 500 by renowned American road racers Teddy Tetzlaff and Caleb Bragg. Tetzlaff led the first two laps before bowing to Ralph de Palma’s Mercedes, which was to lead the next 196 laps. When de Palma’s car failed within sight of the finish, Joe Dawson’s National swept by to win, followed by the Fiat, driven since just before the halfway mark by Bragg. Fiat racing cars enjoyed quite a bit of success in early-day American events, both on road courses and ovals.

Adoption cost: $750

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.