New-Look IMS Museum Official Indiana Specialty License Plate Coming in 2019

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum’s Indiana “special recognition” license plate will have a new look in 2019, featuring the Museum’s logo: The iconic Borg-Warner Trophy flagman and bold “IMS Museum” lettering.

The Special Recognition plates, distributed by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, are an excellent way for Indianapolis Motor Speedway and motorsports fans to financially support the IMS Museum’s mission while sharing their passion for “The Racing Capital of the World.”

2018 Indy 500 champ Will Power with the IMS Museum License Plate and its inspiration, the Borg-Warner Trophy.

As one of the most storied and recognizable symbols of the Indianapolis 500, the Borg-Warner Trophy was an easy choice to be the principal feature of the newly-rebranded IMS Museum, when it streamlined its name in 2016.

However, the plates, which are produced by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, have a seven-year life cycle, which means if you received your plate with the old branding in 2018, you won’t receive the new logo until 2025.

The name “IMS Hall of Fame Museum” was retired in order to distinguish the Museum from several other racing “Halls of Fame” and to reflect its mission, which is to celebrate more than a century of the innovation, thrill and adventure of motor racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Museum, which is operated by the IMS Foundation and is separate from the for-profit Indianapolis Motor Speedway, accomplishes its mission by preserving, interpreting and sharing the rich and thrilling cultural, technological and competitive history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its events.

The fee for an Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum license plate is $40 per year, of which $25 goes directly to support the Museum. ($15 goes to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles for processing and handling.) The process for ordering an IMS Museum Indiana motor vehicle license plate is extremely user-friendly; to contact the IMS Museum or access the BMV website, click here:


About the IMS Museum: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is home to one of the world’s premier motorsports and automobile collections, with interpretive emphasis on the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race and its role as an American, and global, icon of sporting tradition and innovation.

Located inside the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, the Museum is open 363 days a year (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas). It is a charitable nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which relies on support from admissions, tours, sponsorships, annual memberships and planned-giving for its operations, educational programming, restoration and preservation efforts, and special exhibits and events.

For more information on the IMS Museum, please visit, contact the Museum at (317) 492-6784, or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.