The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum has opened a new exhibit featuring the engines that have earned fame in the annual Indianapolis 500. Between now and next April, visitors to the Museum can now experience the “Incredible Engines of the Indy 500,” a tribute to the power plants that have propelled drivers to victory in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Some of them have even become as famous as the winners they have taken across the Speedway’s Yard of Bricks.
Visitors can examine these famous engines up close and learn about the masterminds who designed them, many of whom have taken their place in the Auto Racing Hall of Fame alongside the drivers they helped send to Victory Lane. Visitors can hear the roar of the powerful Novi, and the “whoosh” of the turbine engine, while a “parts petting zoo” will offer an opportunity to learn more about what made an legendary Offenhauser four-cylinder go.
“We are pleased to give our guests the opportunity to learn about the great engines of the Indianapolis 500 and the Hall of Fame designers who enhanced performance in the machines that finished first at the Brickyard,” said Betsy Smith, executive director of the nonprofit Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation which operates the museum.