The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, located on the grounds of the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is one of the great museums in the world devoted to automobiles and auto racing.
During our recent trip to Indianapolis with Chevrolet, we got the chance to visit the museum that houses approximately 75 vehicles are on display at all times.
We got the chance to see the infamous Marmon "Wasp," which won the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911 with Ray Harroun at the wheel, the Duesenberg No. 12 Murphy Special, the only car ever to win both the Indianapolis 500 (1922) and the French Grand Prix at Le Mans (1921), the four cars driven to victory by A.J. Foyt Jr., including his 1977 machine that represents his record-setting fourth Indy 500 win.
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There are also more recent machines such as Jacques Villeneuve's Reynard-Ford that won the race in 1995, the yellow Pennzoil Chaparral (the first wing car at Indy), and the STP Lotus turbine car.
We also saw the 1972 Parnelli chassis designed by Maurice Phillipe that featured the so-called "dihedral" wings, and winglets that angle out of the sides of the chassis.
We also took some photos of the vintage Indy car that circulated the track on Saturday before the race.