Friday, June 12, 2015


The heritage of great racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be on display at the world's largest gathering of motorsports professionals--the 2015 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show (PRI) 2015.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum will display six IndyCars from over the decades, providing a dramatic perspective on the history of the design and engineering of one of America's most loved race vehicles. Historic IndyCar motors will also be part of the exhibit, and the Borg-Warner Trophy will be making a special appearance on the opening day of PRI 2015.

The Borg-Warner Trophy was first presented to race winner Louis Meyer. Made of 110 pounds of sterling silver, the Borg-Warner Trophy originally cost $10,000 and is currently valued at $3.5 million. The trophy clearly reflects the "art deco" period of its creation during the 1930s, and displays images of the faces of 80 Indianapolis 500 winners

Built in 1975 on the grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Hall of Fame Museum offers approximately 75 vehicles on display at all times, including about 30 winners of the Indy 500. The Museum is organizing a special exhibit, "Evolution of the IndyCar," at PRI 2015, displaying cars that have been raced at the Indy 500 over the decades.

The late Tony Hulman and Karl Kizer, the Museum's first director, established a museum in 1956 to display race vehicles and memorabilia, principally associated with the Indianapolis 500 race. During 1975, Hulman built the larger, more modern Museum facility within the Speedway oval. Approximately 75 vehicles are on display at all times, including about 30 winners of the Indy 500.

Courtesy of the Hall of Fame Museum, located on the grounds of the Speedway, there will be an exhibit at PRI 2015 of six cars that were raced in the Indy 500 over past decades, providing a dramatic perspective on the evolution of the IndyCar in design and engineering. The museum will also display historic IndyCar motors, and the Borg-Warner Trophy will make a one-day appearance on the first day of PRI 2015.

Admission to the exhibit at PRI 2015, titled, "Evolution of the IndyCar," will be at no charge. Only attendees and exhibitors with trade show credentials will be admitted. The exhibit will be open all three days of PRI 2015.

PRI 2015 is the annual trade show for the global racing industry, taking place in the Indiana Convention Center, December 10-12, 2015. The event features exhibits by 1200 racing companies, and attracts motorsports professionals from all 50 states and 70 countries. Members of the racing trade go to the PRI Trade Show each year to shop and buy the latest advances in racing technology in order to have new racing products in stock for the next race season.

Information provided by Performance Racing Industry

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