IMS Museum Selling ‘Vintage’ Tom Carnegie Bobblehead on eBay and at the Museum

All Proceeds Directly Benefit the Museum Due to Generous Cooperation, Donation Legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway Public Address Announcer Tom Carnegie’s voice still echoes in the minds and hearts of race fans, and the IMS Museum is now selling a collectible talking bobblehead honoring the late Carnegie. All proceeds from the…
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Update: May 11 Speedway Cars & Coffee Available to Custom, Classic Cars and Motorcycles

Event Paired with INDYCAR GP Discount Ticket Offer; Tickets Must Be Picked Up at IMS Tickets and parking passes remain available for the special-edition Speedway Cars & Coffee at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum on Saturday, May 11. The Museum and Indianapolis Motor Speedway have joined forces to create a Cars…
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Bank of America Customers Receive Free IMS Museum Admission the First Full Weekend of Each Month Through ‘Museums on Us®’ Program

The opening weekend of May is a perfect time to take advantage of Bank of America’s popular Museums on Us® program at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Thanks to the IMS Museum’s membership in Museums on Us, all   Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust credit or debit card…
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IMS Museum’s 2019 “Month of May” Hours Begin May 4 for Track Activity Days

Plan Ahead to See the Museum’s Incredible Exhibits and the Speedway's Exciting INDYCAR GP, 103rd Indy 500 Activities A friendly reminder to the thousands of visitors planning to visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum during the 2019 “Month of May:” Starting with the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon on Saturday, May 4,…
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‘Mario Andretti: ICON’ Presented by Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Exhibit Now Open

May 1, 2019 – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum’s new exhibit, “Mario Andretti: ICON” presented by Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline, is now open to the public – a fitting start to an exciting 2019 “Month of May” at the IMS Museum and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The exhibit is part…
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May 11 Special-Edition Speedway Cars & Coffee: Discount INDYCAR GP Tickets Available!

Act Fast: The Car Show is Limited to First 100 Registrants The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and Indianapolis Motor Speedway have joined forces for a limited-edition Speedway Cars & Coffee gathering and discount ticket for the INDYCAR Grand Prix on Saturday, May 11. Act quickly, as the May 11 Speedway…
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‘Team Penske’s First 500’ at IMS Museum Celebrates 50 Years, 500 Wins, 2018 Sweep

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum invites the public, Museum members and the racing community to a special presentation, “Team Penske’s First 500,” honoring 50 years of winning for team owner Roger Penske’s namesake racing organization. Roger Penske, standing left, with his team on 1969 Indy 500 Race Day. The mini-exhibit…
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Covercraft Named Official Car Cover of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

Covercraft has been named the Official Car Cover of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum in a partnership that includes premium car care products company SONAX USA. The IMS Museum has approximately 350 vehicles in its collection, including some of the most significant and rare race cars and passenger cars in…
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Wheldon, Jenkins Elected to Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame

Two beloved figures in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history have been elected to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame: two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon, and longtime motorsports radio and television personality and IMS Public Address announcer Bob Jenkins. The two were chosen from a ballot of 14 nominees by…
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IMS Museum to Unveil ‘Mario Andretti: ICON’ Presented by Shell V-Power NiTRO+

Exhibit honoring Andretti’s incredible racing career opens May 1 The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum will honor 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti and his illustrious racing career with the exhibit, “Mario Andretti: ICON,” presented by Shell V-Power NiTRO+, opening to the public Wednesday, May 1. The exhibit is part of…
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IMS Museum Sponsoring Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car Homecoming May 17-19; Event Honors the 50th Anniversary of the Beloved 1969 Camaro

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum invites all owners of authentic Indianapolis 500-Mile Race Official Chevrolet Camaro Pace Cars and 500 Festival Camaro Event Cars to attend a homecoming event at IMS on May 17-19. The 2019 “500” marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic pace cars in…
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IMS Museum Presenting ‘USAC Stars: From Dirt Tracks to the Brickyard’ April 9 Featuring USAC Champs Bacon, Courtney, Darland, Grant, Swanson

As part of its ongoing major exhibit, “Hoosier Thunder: Indiana’s Short Track Racing Heritage,” the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is proud to announce an engaging and entertaining evening of banter and Q&A with five of the United States Auto Club’s (USAC) stars and legends Tuesday, April 9. The Museum will present…
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21st Annual IMS Museum ‘Historic Racing Exhibition’ Set for May 23-25; More Than 80 Years of Indy 500 History to Turn Laps on IMS Oval

The roar of vintage Indianapolis 500 champions will permeate the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 23-25 as the IMS Museum sponsors the 21st annual “Indianapolis Historic Racing Exhibition.” Some of the most popular and legendary cars of the Indianapolis 500’s glorious history will run on the famed 2.5-mile oval, and…
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All-Star Lineup of Stewart, Ganassi, Dixon, Andretti Confirmed for IMS Museum Spring 2019 ‘Distinguished Speaker Series’ – Reserve Your Tickets Now!

Jan. 21, 2019 The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum has an all-star lineup of legends set for its "Distinguished Speaker Series" in March, April and May, with Tony Stewart, Chip Ganassi, Scott Dixon and Mario Andretti set to appear. Inaugurated in 2017, each IMS Museum Distinguished Speaker Series event is a…
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NTT IndyCar Series Driver Charlie Kimball Is Featured Speaker at Feb. 22 “Fuel Up Fridays” for IMS Museum Members

NTT IndyCar Series driver Charlie Kimball will be the featured speaker for the first “Fuel Up Fridays” of 2019 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum on February 22. Kimball and Fuel Up Fridays host, IMS Historian Donald Davidson, will kick off weekend fun early for guests with an hour of…
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Dallenbach, Earnhardt, Jarrett, Villeneuve New 2019 IMS Hall of Fame Nominees

Four legendary names have been added to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame ballot for 2019, representing a diverse cross-section of motorsports achievement at IMS and abroad. Wally Dallenbach Winning open-wheel racing driver and longtime official Wally Dallenbach Sr., seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and 1995 Brickyard 400 winner…
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New-Look IMS Museum Official Indiana Specialty License Plate Coming in 2019

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum's Indiana "special recognition" license plate will have a new look in 2019, featuring the Museum's logo: The iconic Borg-Warner Trophy flagman and bold "IMS Museum" lettering. The Special Recognition plates, distributed by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, are an excellent way for Indianapolis Motor…
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IMS Museum to Offer Series of ‘Lost’ Indy 500 Radio Broadcasts for Sale; 1958 Race Available Now in Crisp Digital Quality

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is making great efforts to save historic Indianapolis 500 media and make it available to the public, and the IMS Radio Network’s live race broadcast of the 1958 Indianapolis 500 is now available as a digital download for just $9.95 per copy. Every purchase of…
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IMS Museum Annual Memberships, Merchandise Make the Perfect Holiday Gifts

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum has a variety of great gift ideas for the passionate race fans and historians in your life. An IMS Museum Annual Membership provides incredible year-around benefits, such as free museum admission and a 10 percent discount in the IMS Gift Shop. This Hoosier Thunder tee…
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Fans Welcomed to Join 2018 Indy 500 Winner Will Power For His Borg-Warner Trophy Likeness Unveiling at IMS Museum, 5 p.m. on December 5

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 – In just 48 hours – Wednesday, Dec. 5 – the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum will host the long-awaited unveiling of 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power’s likeness on the Borg-Warner Trophy, and fans are encouraged to attend. Admission for the general public is $10…
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Last Call to Register: Sam Schmidt is Featured Speaker for Special IMS Museum ‘Distinguished Speaker Series’ Event Thursday, Dec. 6

A few seats remain for a very special edition of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum’s popular “Distinguished Speaker Series,” featuring IndyCar Series team owner Sam Schmidt, on Thursday, Dec. 6. The event will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Museum’s atrium, featuring one of IndyCar’s most popular and compelling…
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IMS Museum Exhibit ‘Hoosier Thunder: Indiana’s Short Track Heritage’ Now Open; More Than 40 Cars, Memorabilia, Map Tell Indiana Grass Roots Racing Story

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum’s newest exhibit, “Hoosier Thunder: Indiana’s Short Track Heritage,” opened at 10 a.m. on Nov. 8 and is already receiving rave reviews from racing historians and aficionados. Hoosier Thunder tells the story of the many drivers and families who have made Indiana short-track racing a way…
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Artist Dausch Pledges Donation to IMS Museum Restoration Project Via Sale of Gurney-Clark Lotus Painting

Thanks to the talent and generosity of artist Gary Dausch, enthusiasts of racing history and fine art can acquire an incredible piece of artwork and support the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum at the same time. Dausch has created a beautiful rendering of Dan Gurney’s 1963 Lotus 29/1, depicting the legendary…
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IMS Museum Exhibit ‘Hoosier Thunder: Indiana’s Short Track Heritage’ Opens Nov. 8; Don’t Miss ‘The Amazing Unsers’ Exhibit, Closing Oct. 28!

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is set to celebrate Indiana grassroots racing at, ironically, the world’s largest sports seating facility. “Hoosier Thunder: Indiana’s Short Track Heritage” is the IMS Museum’s newest exhibit and will open Thursday, Nov. 8. Hoosier Thunder tells the story of the many drivers and families who…
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2018 IndyCar Series Rookie Standout Zach Veach Is Featured Speaker at Oct. 26 “Fuel Up Fridays” for IMS Museum Members

2018 IndyCar Series rookie Zach Veach will be the featured guest on Oct. 26 for “Fuel Up Fridays,” 8-9 a.m. (ET) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. “Fuel Up Fridays” is an IMS Museum members-only opportunity to get to know IMS and IndyCar Series personalities in an intimate setting, through…
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IMS Museum Pursuing $30,000 Dyson Foundation Matching Grant Challenge; Donate by Nov. 30 to Move the Museum’s Interactive Tech to the Next Level!

The Dyson Foundation has presented the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum with an exciting challenge: raise $30,000 for technology improvements at the Museum by November 30, and the Dyson Foundation will provide a matching grant in the same amount. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, which operates the IMS Museum, is a…
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IMS Museum Announces “Shop Tour Series”; First Stop: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Announces “Shop Tour Series” For Members; First Stop: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports on Thursday, Nov. 1 INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, October 5, 2018 – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is proud to announce its “Shop Tour Series,” where current and future IMS Museum members get a behind-the-scenes look at…
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IMS Museum Acquires John Orfe Original Motorsports Artwork Collection

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum proudly announces it has acquired a number of original motorsports-themed works of art painted by the distinguished fine artist John C. Orfe III. Many of Orfe’s incredible works were featured in a one-artist show at the IMS Museum’s gallery during its inaugural art exhibit in…
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Register Now for “An Evening with Donald Davidson” at IMS Museum, Sept. 26

Guests Will Enjoy Two Hours of Stories, Q&A with Beloved IMS Historian Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historian Donald Davidson will be the honored guest for the IMS Museum’s next “Distinguish Speaker Series” event, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Museum. Tickets must be purchased in advanced; order…
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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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