Permanent Exhibits

Winning Cars of the Indianapolis 500

See the cars that propelled their drivers to Victory Circle. More than 25 Indianapolis 500 winning cars are on display, spanning the entire 107-year history of the storied event. Highlighted cars may include*:

  • 1911 Marmon Wasp
  • 1922 Duesenberg
  • 1928 Miller
  • 1938 Maserati
  • 1948 Blue Crown
  • 1960 Watson

The IMS Museum is also home to the Borg-Warner trophy, the annual prize for Indianapolis 500 victors*.  The trophy features the silver-sculpted likenesses of each winner since the first race in 1911. It stands more than five feet tall and weighs 110 pounds. This exhibit also features historic race programs and memorabilia, bricks from the original 1909 track, helmets through the years, and pieces from our beautiful silver trophy collection, including the personal collection of Rudolf Caracciola.

1948 Blue Crown
1948 Blue Crown
1922 Duesenberg
1922 Duesenberg
1960 Watson
1960 Watson

* Cars on display vary according to exhibition schedules. The Borg-Warner Trophy is often featured at off-site events and may occasionally be unavailable for display. Please contact the Museum at 317-492-6784 for more information.

Tony Hulman Theatre

Enjoy an 8-minute video, full of the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in our Tony Hulman Theatre. The video plays on a loop, and guests are encouraged to stop in and view at any time.

The Gallery

Opened in 2016, the Gallery showcases hanging racing-themed fine art and photography, as well as display cases with pieces related to our current featured exhibit or artist.

Photo Car

Have you ever pictured yourself behind the wheel of an Indy car? The Photo Car gives you a chance to take a seat in a real race car. Printed photos are available for purchase or use your own camera for free.