IMS Museum Thanks 2016 Indy 500-Winning Car Owner; Looks to Future Opportunities Pending Aug. 25 Mecum Auction

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum thanks the current owner and looks to a future relationship with the winner of one of the most anticipated auto auctions of the year: the sale of the 100th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race-winning Dallara IndyCar. Mecum Auctions is scheduled to sell the No. 98 NAPA-sponsored Indy…
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Racing Legend Simpson To Host IMS Museum ‘Kiss The Bricks’ Tours for Charity

Behind-the-Scenes Narrated Tours To Benefit Animal Shelter Motorsports legend Bill Simpson will serve as a VIP tour guide for selected groups of race fans Thursday Aug. 30, hosting two “Kiss the Bricks” tours for the IMS Museum. Simpson, a 1974 Indianapolis 500 starter and legend in the motorsports industry for…
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IMS Museum to Host 2018 USAC Hall of Fame Induction Honoring Devin, Elliott, Goldsmith, Lipkey, Ruttman, Sills

Four drivers, a race organizer and a chief mechanic comprise the six initial 2018 inductees into the USAC Hall of Fame. They will be joined by two additional inductees in a formal celebration of their accomplishments during an early-September USAC event in Indianapolis. The official induction ceremony will take place…
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IMS Museum Offering Private VIP Golf Cart Tours of Speedway Grounds

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum has taken the VIP tour experience to a new level with the rollout of 2-hour private golf cart tours of the iconic racing facility. Now available for booking, the private golf cart tours are available for just five guests at a time and are chauffeured…
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IMS Museum Awarded RPM Foundation, Indy 500 Oldtimer’s Club Grants for 2018 Restoration Initiatives

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is pleased to announce that it has been awarded grants by the RPM Foundation and the Indianapolis 500 Oldtimer’s Club to fully fund an internship position in the Museum’s restoration department. The $7,000 grant from RPM, plus a $5,000…
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IMS Museum Featuring Willy T. Ribbs June 18 at Members-Only “Fuel Up Fridays”

Popular Indianapolis 500 veteran Willy T. Ribbs will be the featured guest speaker at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum’s “Fuel Up Fridays” series from 8-9 a.m. Friday, June 15, at the Museum’s Gallery. Registration is limited to the first 25 IMS Museum members. Complimentary coffee and pastries will be served…
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Two-Time ‘500’ Winner Luyendyk Featured at IMS Museum Speaker Series June 27

The fastest man in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will appear at the IMS Museum for a special “Distinguished Speaker Series” event from 5:30-8 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, June 27. “An Evening with Arie Luyendyk” features the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, who still holds the one- and four-lap qualifying…
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums Program

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer Indianapolis, Indiana – May 28, 2018 – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is proud to announce its participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums,…
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Historic Racing Exhibition 2018

More than 70 historic race cars with ties to the Indianapolis 500 return to the Brickyard May 24-26 for the 20thannual Historic Racing Exhibition, presented by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. The event is open to cars that either qualified for or were entered for the Indianapolis 500. The event…
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Book Signing Event to be Held on May 24

Four drivers who took part in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” highlight the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum’s first book signing event from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, May 24. David Hobbs returns to the Brickyard for the first time in many years to participate in the event. He will sign his new…
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum honors “The Amazing Unsers” with major exhibit

One of the most iconic families in the history of auto racing will be honored with a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum presents “The Amazing Unsers: From Albuquerque to Indianapolis,” opening April 9. Twenty-five cars that the Unser family drove in competition will be on display, including…
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Racing Legends Gordon, Stewart Elected to Rebranded Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame

Two NASCAR legends with Central Indiana ties have been elected to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame, which has a new name, logo and criteria for enshrinement beginning with the 2018 election cycle. Five-time Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard winner Jeff Gordon and two-time Brickyard champ Tony…
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FOUNDER’S DAY 2018

IMS Museum Memorabilia Giveaway You must be a @imsmuseum Twitter follower by March 17 at noon EST to be eligible to win prizes. To enter, send the following information to museum@brickyard.com. Name Address Email address Twitter handle If you have not followed the @imsmuseum Twitter account by 3/17 at noon…
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Lotus 29/1

It’s an iconic car with a colorful past. But it’s the wrong paint job, and now, with your help, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum wants to do something about it. For many years, the Museum has displayed, off-and-on, a Lotus 29 which is painted in the team’s iconic British racing…
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Auto Racing Art Exhibit Debuts in Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Gallery

For the first time since opening its new gallery in 2016, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum will present a specially curated exhibition of auto racing art, highlighting the work of the late John Orfe. Orfe was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and began a life-long love affair with motor racing after…
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Opens Two New Exhibits

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is turning up the heat this winter with two new limited-run exhibits honoring some heroes of horsepower and a legendary fixture at the front of the field. Visitors to the Museum will experience Incredible Engines of the Indy 500, a tribute to the power plants…
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New Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum exhibit honors iconic champion A.J. Foyt

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of his record-setting fourth Indianapolis 500 win, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is proud to present a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit honoring auto racing icon A.J. Foyt, opening April 14. A.J. Foyt: A Legendary Exhibition, presented by ABC Supply is a limited-run celebration that traces the…
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Motorsports legends Franchitti, McLaren elected to Auto Racing Hall of Fame at IMS Museum

Two of the most well-known names in motorsports history are the newest inductees into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti and legendary driver and constructor Bruce McLaren have been voted into the prestigious pantheon by an esteemed panel…
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Motorsports legends Cheever, Franchitti, McLaren join 2017 Auto Racing Hall of Fame Ballot

Two Indianapolis 500 winners and one of the most legendary names in motorsport are the newest nominees for consideration for the Auto Racing Hall of Fame at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. New to the ballot in 2017 are 1998 Indianapolis 500 winner Eddie Cheever Junior; three-time winner of the…
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REMEMBERING CHUCK WEYANT

Chuck Weyant, a veteran of four Indianapolis 500-Mile races and the man who had laid claim to being the oldest living 500 driver, as well as the one with the earliest start—1955—passed away in Springfield, Illinois on Monday, January 23. He was 93. Born in St Mary’s, Ohio, on April…
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1981-86 Herm Johnson Car

REMEMBERING HERM JOHNSON

Herm Johnson, who had two starts in the Indianapolis 500 and placed within the first ten both times, succumbed on Saturday, December 10, 2016 to liver and renal failure. He was 63. A lifelong resident of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Herm placed ninth in the 1982 “500” and eighth in 1984,…
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IMS Museum Looks to Its Future

FRITZ FROMMEYER VISITS THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY MUSEUM Via Vintage Motorsport Magazine The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum quietly celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. It opened early in 1956 in a wing of the Speedway’s administration building with a single race car on display, fulfilling a dream of the late…
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Speedway museum wants to double in size

The foundation owns another 300 spectacular cars that for lack of space gather dust in the museum’s basement. Will Higgins, will.higgins@indystar.com / 8 p.m. EDT May 2, 2016 The Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s museum, which looks much as it did when it opened in its current location 40 years ago, may be on…
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NEW NAME, UPDATED BRAND AND WEBSITE TO HONOR THE GLORY OF MOTOR RACING

  INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY MUSEUM’S NEW NAME, UPDATED BRAND AND WEBSITE TO HONOR THE GLORY OF MOTOR RACING Focus on Legends, Daring and Speed of Motor Racing to Drive Museum Makeover For Immediate Release INDIANAPOLIS, April 6, 2016 – The Hall of Fame Museum today revealed its new brand and name, the Indianapolis…
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