Indianapolis Historic Racing Exhibition

Update on the 2021 Indianapolis Historic Racing Exhibition:  Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, state and local guidelines, and the need to provide our vintage racing partners with advance notice, IMS and IMS Museum officials have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 IHRE at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We look forward to bringing the event back, better than ever, into the traditional Indianapolis 500 weekend schedule in 2022.


Indianapolis Historic Racing Exhibition (IHRE) background:  On Friday and Saturday of Indianapolis 500 race weekend the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum traditionally hosts about 70 historic Indy 500 race cars and the present-day owners, drivers, and mechanics. The IHRE is a driving exhibition on the famed 2.5-mile IMS oval, and the general public is welcome to visit “Historic Gasoline Alley” at the east parking lot of the Museum to get an up-close look at the cars and talk with our VIP participants.

The Indianapolis Historic Racing Exhibition is free to the public with paid daily gate admission to the track!

As part of the festivities, the historic vehicles take to the track to showcase the adventure, thrill, automotive innovation, seat-of-the-pants engineering and spirit of competition at the Indianapolis 500.