Adoption benefits:

* One-year Teammates membership

* Recognition signage with the car during the run of the exhibit

* Recognition and on the Museum’s website under current exhibits

* Listing on the Adopt-an-Exhibit donor wall in the Museum

* A certificate of adoption

Buick Lola

Year Built: 1984

Chassis: March 84-C

Engine: Buick V6 Turbo

Driver: Scott Brayton

Livery Year: 1984

Sponsor: Buick Dealers of America

Adoption cost: $750

The predecessor to the Menard V6 engine, which captured the 1995 and 1996 Indianapolis 500 pole positions, was derived from the 208-cubic-inch turbocharged Buick V6 engine, developed by enginebuilder Jim Wright and which made its Indianapolis 500 debut in 1984. The engines were installed in March chassis and entered by former driver Lee Brayton, and were qualified handily by Brayton’s son, Scott, and driver/journalist Patrick Bedard. Driving the No. 37 car, Scott Brayton completed 150 laps before suffering a transmission failure. However, the cars had demonstrated great speed, and in the 1985 Indianapolis 500, Buick engines would qualify for the pole and second starting position.