‘The Basement in 30’ Tour Available Full-Time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

Now available!

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is now offering exclusive tours of the fabled IMS Museum Basement on a regular basis.

Yes, race fans and history afficionados, you read that correctly.

“The Basement in 30” tour provides a 30-minute glimpse of some the Museum’s most valued and storied vehicles and artifacts, and each tour is guided and narrated by an experienced IMS Museum host who will tailor each tour to the specific interests of the customer, focusing on the compelling, sometimes humorous legends associated with a specific car, era or event.

Tour guests must be age 16 or over and each tour is limited to a total of six guests. Cameras (including smartphones) are not permitted during The Basement in 30 tour.

Reservations are strongly suggested, but not required. Call 317-492-6784 or e-mail tours@brickyard.com for reservations and information.

The Basement in 30 tour is $100 per person Monday through Thursday, and $125 per person Friday through Sunday – and IMS Museum members at all membership levels receive a discounted rate of $90 on weekdays and $110 on weekends. Tours take place every half-hour from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (ET) daily.

The museum features the exhibits “From the Vault presented by Bank of America” and “Granatelli: Larger Than Life presented by O’Donovan & McCardel Wealth Management of Raymond James,” and is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March through October, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. from November through February.


Borg-Warner Society Membership & 90-Minute Tour: Fans who enjoy The Basement in 30 tour and would like a much more immersive trip through the IMS Museum’s collection should consider becoming a Museum member at the Borg-Warner Society level. Borg-Warner Society members receive numerous year-round benefits – but the highlight for Borg-Warner Society members is a 90-minute Basement tour with the IMS Museum Curator of Vehicles, Jason Vansickle.

Learn more by calling 317-492-6563 or visiting our website at: https://imsmuseum.org/join-and-give/membership/borg-warner-society/.


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 and its role as an American icon of sporting tradition and innovation.

Located inside the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, the IMS Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which relies on the support of visitors, members, donors and corporate partners, who make possible our daily operations, exhibits, educational programming, and restoration and preservation initiatives.

For more information on the IMS Museum, please visit www.indyracingmuseum.org, contact the Museum at 317-492-6784, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.