News & Multimedia

IMS Museum Welcomes Back Turbine Power

Turbine power is returning to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, that is.

A special exhibit will open Thursday, May 8 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum showcasing the memorable times of turbine power at the world's most famous race course, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

Eleven cars will be on display, dating to the first turbine appearance at IMS in 1955. Fans and history buffs will be able to enjoy and remember some of the true pioneers in motorsports -- the designers, owners and drivers of these unusual race cars. 

"The Turbine Era" display will feature:  
1955 SAC Fireboid Turbine
1962 John Zink Trackburner
1966 Jack Adams Aircraft Special
1967 STP Oil Treatment Special
1968 Shelby "Botany 500" Turbines (2)
1968 STP Lotus 56 Wedge Turbines (4)
1969 Jack Adams Turbine

"We are very excited to bring 11 turbine cars together for this unique display," said Ellen Bireley, Hall of Fame Museum director. "The turbines represent a unique era at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and although they never won at the track, they are remembered by race fans around the world. We look forward to sharing the beautiful display with our patrons of the largest, most diversified collection of turbine cars ever assembled at one time." 

Names associated with turbine power at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway read like a who's who of motorsports: Granatelli, Jones, Gurney, Shelby, Hill, Clark, McLaren, Hulme and Chapman -- all of whom are represented in the exhibit.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum opened in 1956 and is known for its historic collection of Indianapolis 500 winning cars, beginning with Ray Harroun's famous Marmon Wasp, which won the first 500 in 1911.

Some recent displays in the Hall of Fame Museum include The Ultimate Indianapolis 500 Winning Car Collection, featuring 67 Indianapolis 500 winning cars, and the Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing Collection showcasing 11 cars ranging from a Formula 1 car to a USAC champ dirt car, to Indy cars to the Big Oly off-road truck Jones drove to twice win the Baja 1,000. 

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the month of May.


***


2014 ticket information: Ticket information is available for the four events in 2014 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, 98th Indianapolis 500, Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard and Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Fans can order tickets at www.ims.com/tickets, by calling 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or by visiting the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.

Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are available. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.
 

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
IMS Museum Welcomes Back Turbine Power
 
IMS Museum Welcomes Back Turbine Power
A special exhibit will open Thursday, May 8 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum showcasing the memorable times of turbine power at the world's most famous race course, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Read More
Related Media
Kasey Kahne
 
Reigning Brickyard Winner Kahne Eager for Fresh Start with Small Leavine Team
Kasey Kahne knew he was leaving Hendrick Motorsports before he we won the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard last July at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As that race lasted into the darkness of the night with overtime after overtime extending the contest, Kahne was physically and emotionally spent by the time he got to Victory Lane.
Read More
Bubba Daytona Duels
 
Bubba Breaks Barriers with Strong Performance for 'The King' in Daytona Duels
Darrell “Bubba” Wallace is making history and headlines as the first African-American driver to run full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series since Wendell Scott in the 1960s and 1970s.
Read More
Blaney Daytona Duels
 
Young Star Blaney Picks Right Spot To Make Winning Debut for Penske in Daytona Duel
With his victory in Thursday night’s Can-Am Duel at Daytona, young Ryan Blaney showed why he is “Penske material.” Blaney, the 24-year-old son of sprint car legend Dave Blaney, has all the ingredients that would impress the winningest team owner in Indianapolis 500 history, Roger Penske.
Read More
Red Bull Air Race
 
Confidence, Speed, Lighter Plane Help American Goulian Soar to Red Bull Air Race Win
Michael Goulian was the first pilot on course in the Final 4 of the 2018 Red Bull Air Race World Championship season opener Feb. 4 at Abu Dhabi, with three fellow elite aerobatic pilots waiting in the wings to challenge him.
Read More
Danica Patrick
 
Danica Joins Ed Carpenter Racing for 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500
The buzz about Danica Patrick's much-anticipated return to the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil has shifted into media overdrive with confirmation that she will drive for Ed Carpenter Racing.
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 2,883
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 IMS Sales Department at (317) 492-8739 or email at hospitalitysales@brickyard.com.
Latest Tweets
It's Pole day on @CrownRoyal Armed Forces Weekend & we can't wait to see you! Check out details on the day: https://t.co/yKQ6Db3YRK
May 21