The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is proud to present “Rocket Rick Mears presented by Racemaker Press,” celebrating the living legend and superstar driver on the 30th anniversary of his epic fourth Indianapolis 500 race victory.
Rocket Rick Mears presented by Racemaker Press tells the story of Rick’s rise to INDYCAR superstardom, starting with the family’s move to southern California and Rick’s off-road racing days, to his big break in open-wheel racing to the incredible dynasty Mears and team owner Roger Penske built: four Indianapolis 500 victories, six “500” poles, and three INDYCAR championships in just 14 seasons.
See the iconic cars: Mears’ Pikes Peak International Hill Climb-winning dune buggy; the Eagle chassis in which he debuted in Indy car for motorsports legend Bill Simpson; and his Indianapolis 500-winning cars from 1979, 1984, 1988 and 1991. Learn about Mears “behind the scenes” through film, images and prized Mears artifacts. “Rocket Rick Mears” is open through March 2022.
Granatelli: Larger Than Life presented by Motoring Wealth Advisors of Raymond James chronicles the life and legacy of Andy Granatelli, the marketing wizard who turned STP Oil Treatment into a globally-recognized brand, brought some of the most technologically-daring and breathtaking race cars to the Indianapolis 500 as a car owner in the 1960s, and after years of heartbreak, won the “500” in 1969 with Mario Andretti.
The Granatelli brothers were a true rags-to-riches, “American dream” story. Andy, his older brother, Joe, and younger sibling, Vince, grew up in a tough Chicago neighborhood, yet the trio were automotive entrepreneurs before their teenage years, and they would eventually develop a corporate empire through their love of performance vehicles. Andy, always the promoter, rubbed elbows with A-list celebrities and personally elevated the status of the Indianapolis 500 while promoting his own brands.
“Granatelli: Larger Than Life presented by Motoring Wealth Advisors of Raymond James” will occupy the North Hall and Gallery at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum through 2021.