Next year is going to be an exciting one for the classic car fan, and one thing that really sets it apart is the fact that 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Next year’s running of the big one at Indy is being dubbed “The Most Important Race in History,” and there are a number of events taking place to celebrate this spectacular automotive happening.
One of them that is of particular interest to classic car fans is the 100th Anniversary Indy 500 Mile Race Celebration of Automobiles. This is a classic car competition and car show extraordinaire that will be held on May 13th and 14th, 2011. The categories include makes of cars that participated in the early Indianapolis 500 mile races as well as classic cars in general from three different eras: the “Carl Fisher Era” (1911-1927); the “Eddie Rickenbacker Era” (1928-1945) and the “Early Tony Hulman Era” (1946-1961).
Jeff Belskus is the CEO of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation, and this is what he had to say about the 100th Anniversary Indy 500 Mile Race Celebration of Automobiles:
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for classic car owners and enthusiasts. But the 100th Anniversary Indy 500 Celebration of Automobiles is much more than just a car show. It will be a memorable tribute to the greatest race in the world and a fitting start to a month of festivities surrounding ‘The Most Important Race in History.’”
This truly sounds like one of the most remarkable events of all time, and if you decide to attend it is likely to be one of those handful of experiences that you never forget. For more information and submission information, visit the official site of the 100th Anniversary Indy 500 Celebration of Automobiles and we’ll see you there!
Contributed by Fossil Cars Staff Writer