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|TRIP TO THE RACE MUSEUM
INDIANAPOLS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2021
Last night, my friends and I partied until 4:30 a.m. Legends Day was
cancelled, but I was going to take the track tour and visit the Hall of
Fame museum at the Indy Speedway.
As E.T. and I pulled into museum parking inside the motor speedway,
we could hear a race car on track. It sounded like it was going really
fast - too fast for the historic race cars that often come out on Legends
Upon checking at the track tour booth, we found that some company
was giving rides in the 2-seater IndyCar. This meant there would be
no track tour for us.
It was very crowded inside the museum, but not too bad, and I was
able to take many photos. Tickets were $15.
There were two big displays - one in honor of 4-time Indy 500 Winner
"Rocket" Rick Mears and the other for race team owner Andy
Racing great, Bobby Unser, died at the beginning of the month. He was 87.
The speedway assembled a rememberance for him in the entrance to the museum.
|Bobby Unser's car that he won the 1981 Indy 500 with.
Bobby Unser's racer that he won the
1968 Indy 500 with.
|There were a line of fans waiting their turns to sit in the car and get their photo taken.
|The often innovative Granatelli cars on display were all in his day-glow orange/red color.
They make for one incredible collection!
After winning the 1969 Indianapolis 500 in this Brawner Hawk, Mario Andretti got kissed by
team-owner Andy Granatelli in one of the many iconic moments that have happened at the
E.T. and I brought our R/C planes along in my trunk, thinking we'd fly them in the North 40 lot.
Instead, I stopped at a big field on our way home. It was very windy!
|Floppy hat or Cowboy hat?
|Al Unser's 1971 Johnny Lightening Special
|Below: a few photos from the Rick Mears display