Engines of the Indy 500

Visitors to the Museum will experience Incredible Engines of the Indy 500, a tribute to the power plants that have propelled drivers to victory in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, some that have become as famous as the winners they have taken across the Yard of Bricks.

The exhibit includes the opportunity to see some of these famous engines up close and learn about the masterminds that designed these power plants, many of whom have taken their place in the Auto Racing Hall of Fame alongside the drivers they helped send to Victory Lane.

Visitors will hear the roar of the powerful Novi, and the “whoosh” of the turbine engine, while a “parts petting zoo” will offer a chance to learn more about what made an Offenhauser go.

“We are pleased to give our guests the opportunity to learn about the great engines of the Indianapolis 500 and the Hall of Fame designers who enhanced performance in the machines that finished first at the Brickyard” said Betsy Smith, executive director of the nonprofit Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation which operates the museum.

This exhibit is now open and will be on display until April 2018.