HEROES AND HISTORY:  

Celebrating the 100th Running of the 500

Through April 2017. Heroes and History celebrates the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. This historical starting grid features IndyCars from nine different decades, spanning the race’s history from its early contenders to modern cars that still run today. The exhibit tells the stories of the race and its drivers, and features all 100 race program covers, with cars displayed in World of Speed’s own version of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway “Brickyard.” The exhibit celebrates international drivers as well as those from the Northwest, and features memorabilia from racers like Art Pollard, Len Sutton, Rolla Vollstedt, and Parker Johnstone. Our video wall showcases a historical timeline celebrating past Indy winners, and the exhibit offers a unique display of racing suits, helmets, shoes, gloves, models, and photos that lets a visitor experience all Indy has to offer. 

 

Check out our very own starting grid of cars: 

 
 
  •  1935 Pirrung Special #14 
  •  1914 Sunbeam #3 
  •  1922 Bentley T.T 
  •  1925 Miller 122 # 8 
  •  1938 Sampson Special #32 
  •  1964 Vollstedt Bryant #44 
  •  1956 Kurtis 500 G Roadster Dayton Steel Foundry Special # 77 
  •  1958 Delmer Special #99 
  •  1959 Travelon Trailer Special 
  •  1961 Cooper Climax 
  •  1964 Watson Kaiser Aluminum # 2 
  •  1946 Howard Keck Special #16 
  •  1952 Belanger Special 
  •  1951 Tuffanelli - Devico 
  •  1966 Bryant Heating and Cooling Special # 26 
  •  1967 Retzloff Mechanical 
  • 1978 McLaren M - 24B # 33 
  • 1967 Gernhart Travelon #65 
  • 1968 Lotus Wedge Turbine # 20 
  • 1984 March Coors Light #7 
  • 1972 VP J2 Viceroy # 4 
  • 1981 Patrick Wildcat 111 # 40 
  • 1973 AAR Eagle Sugaripe Prune Spl #2 
  • 1978 McLaren M - 24B 
  • 1984 March 84 C Texaco Star # 1 
  • 1965 Vollstedt Bryant Heating / Cooling # 16 
  • 1955 Pacwest Hollywood #18 
  • 1996 Motorola Reynard # 49 
  • 1998 Dallara "Yahoo" #21 
  • 1992 Marlboro Penske # 5
  • 1992 Marlboro Penske PC - 20 # 14 
  • 1990 Dominos / Provimi #30 
  • 1993 K Mart / Texaco / Havoline