News & Multimedia

Elite Vintage Car To Receive First Road & Track Trophy At IMS

Many of the world’s finest classic and vintage automobiles will compete for the prestigious Road & Track Trophy, which will be presented for the first time at the second annual Celebration of Automobiles on Saturday, May 12 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Road & Track, published by Hearst Magazines, is the longest-running and most trusted automotive magazine brand in the United States.

Road & Track editors will select the winner of the trophy from the more than 200 vintage entrants at the second annual Celebration of Automobiles based on the car they would most like to drive or race. Participating in the judging will be Matt DeLorenzo, editor-in-chief of Road & Track, and the magazine’s editor-at-large, John Lamm, among others to be announced at a later date.

“The Celebration of Automobiles at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway promises to be one of the premier events on the calendar for all automotive enthusiasts,” DeLorenzo said. “We are honored and excited to be a part of the opening weekend at Indy.”

For more than 20 years, Road & Track has presented awards at some of the world’s most highly acclaimed classic and vintage car shows, including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, and Gordon McCall’s Motorsports Revival.

“The addition of the Road & Track Trophy to our awards program at the Celebration of Automobiles will add tremendous prestige to a very special event at the Speedway,” said Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and chief executive officer. “Road & Track is one of the most respected automobile authorities in the world, with a passionate readership that understands and appreciates the automobile. It’s only fitting that one of the magnificent cars in this year’s Celebration of Automobiles will be the first to win the Road & Track Trophy.”

The Celebration of Automobiles debuted last May at IMS, featuring nearly 200 classic cars from 1911-61 – including many award winners from Concours d’Elegance competitions at revered venues such as Pebble Beach and Amelia Island.

This year, a Vintage and Historic Car Show featuring some of the most beautiful and rare cars from 1920-70 once again will be the focal point of the Celebration of Automobiles, with an Emerging Tech Showcase also being integrated into the event. The new addition is an Automobile Festival featuring hundreds of current and late model vehicles on display in manufacturer-and model-specific groups inside the infield of the IMS oval.

The Celebration of Automobiles takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Opening Day of the 96th Indianapolis 500, with the new IZOD IndyCar Series car also making its IMS competitive on-track debut. All activities are included in public gate admission of $10, with children 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

For more information on the 2012 Celebration of Automobiles, visit http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/celebrationofautomobiles.
 

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
Elite Vintage Car To Receive First Road & Track Trophy At IMS
 
Elite Vintage Car To Receive First Road & Track Trophy At IMS
Many of the world’s finest classic and vintage automobiles will compete for the prestigious Road & Track Trophy, which will be presented for the first time at the second annual Celebration of Automobiles on Saturday, May 12 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Read More
Related Media
Conor Daly
 
Pruett's Preview: Chevrolet Dual in Detroit
This weekend in Detroit on the newly repaved Belle Isle street circuit is no different, and thanks to a pair of races—the only doubleheader event on the IndyCar calendar in 2015—physical and mental stamina will be pushed to the limit.
Read More
Indianapolis 500
 
USA Today's 10Best Readers Choice Voting Open for 'Best Motorsports Race,' 'Best NASCAR Track'
Voting is now open for USA Today’s 10Best Readers Choice in the “Best Motorsports Race” and “Best NASCAR Track,” with IMS featured in each.
Read More
2016 Indy 500 Logo
 
IMS Offers Special Ticket Discounts for 2016 Indianapolis 500 Fans
As a thank you to the greatest race fans in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is offering special pricing for selected days for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 29, 2016.
Read More
Juan Pablo Montoya
 
Monday Racing Roundup: Montoya Wins Thrilling Indianapolis 500
Montoya, who won the race 15 years earlier in his first start, held off reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion and teammate Will Power by .1046 of a second -- the fourth-closest finish in race history -- in a thrilling battle over the final 15 laps that also included pole sitter and 2008 race winner Scott Dixon. Five of the 37 lead changes occurred in those 15 laps following a restart, with Montoya overtaking Dixon in Turn 1 for second place and Power in Turn 4 to lead Lap 197 by .0420 of a second.
Read More
Charlie Kimball
 
Kimball Surprises as Ganassi's Top Fighter in '500'
Kimball had never finished better than eighth in four previous Indy 500 starts, but when Dixon faltered late due to an understeer, the door was open for third place. Kimball took advantage of Dixon lifting off the throttle with two laps to go.
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 988
Reserve one of our hospitality suites for your next event!
To start planning your event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway please fill out our Information Request Form or contact Laura Wyamn at (317) 492-8557 or email at lwyman@brickyard.com.
Latest Tweets
We are exactly 1 year away from the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500! #Indy500 #IndyCar https://t.co/Mnqonrp0lo
about 4 hours ago