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Photo by ©Ron Nelson

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Vintage Indy Registry

Welcome to the Vintage Indy Registry, dedicated to the history and preservation of Indianapolis Championship Cars
from 1911-1997.
Through the collective efforts of enthusiasts, specialists and professionals, the register's goal is to help ensure that these cars are more broadly appreciated and their history correctly preserved for future generations.
The register represents each individual car's carefully and accurately documented legacy assembled from museums, collections and individual owners of - “The Greatest Cars in Racing”™.
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The iconic cars of the Vintage Indy Registry™ are coming to Gateway Motor Sports Park
August 24th - 25th.


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Classic Car Carrier, Inc. has been named the "Official Transporter" for the Vintage Indy Registry.™ For over 25 years Classic Car Carrier has been trusted with the care and transportation
of some of the most iconic and valuable automobiles in the country."
For more information click on the logo above or call -
Ed Dalton. 317-769-3609

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"world's finest drills, taps, electrical connectors, fasteners and chemicals".
click on logo above or
for more information call -
Ted Kuhns. 734-730-5979.

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We welcome our sponsor, Hagerty® Insurance. A name many of you are all familiar with. Watch for their support and participation in future Vintage Indy Registry ™ events . The Vintage Indy Registry™ award Presented by HAGERTY® for Excellence.
Click above logo for more information on Hagerty.

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The Vintage Indy Registry™ is pleased to announce Hinchman Indy® as our Official Driver's Uniform and safety gear provider
Click on ad above for more information.

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Vintage Motorsport magazine,
‘The Journal of Motor Racing History'
is the award-winning bimonthly
that dives deep into motorsports
history – the cars, the drivers and
tracks that made them all legends.
Click on the magazine cover above
or call 800.626.9937 to subscribe now!
Vintage Motorsport magazine,

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Founders of Vintage Indy Registry™

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Ron Nelson

Ron is a long time photographer of racing and pro-football. He began his career as a mid-west photographer for Competition Press and covered major events from Watkins Glen, Indy, Road America, Meadowdale, the Milwaukee Mile and other events. In 1960 Ron began to shoot for the Chicago Bears P.R. department and covered them until they moved to Soldier Field. He has published a book - Pro Football at Wrigley Field.
Contact Ron for information on advertising and submitting information on your car.
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Mike Lashmett

It was Mike Lashmett's uncle who built and raced mid-west super modifieds that fostered his interest in racing, ultimately leading to a crew member position in the early 1970's with famed chief mechanic George Bignotti at both Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing and the STP Patrick Racing Teams. Now retired he most recently crewed on the '72 AAR Eagle of Philippe de Lespinay. Mike brings a wealth of historical knowledge to the Vintage Indy Registry.

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Racemaker Press
is an award-winning, unique publisher specializing in niche books on automotive racing and its history. With a particular focus on American Open-wheel racing, Racemaker is determined to keep the sport’s rich history alive for future generations.

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The Vintage Indy Registry™ Media Team

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Meet Robert Underwood IV. Robert, is the official Vidiographer for Vintage Indy Registry™ Robert will be shooting our event at Gateway Motorsport Park on August 24-25. Click below to visit his work for James French Racing at the 2016 Road America IMSA race.

Meet Steve Zautke, Steve brings a wealth of knowledge to our web site. He has been around the Milwaukee Mile since he was old enough to have his Father (Film photographer at the Mile) bring him there. Steve has his radio show weekly 105.7FM The FAN and is an author and contributor to various racing publications.

Meet Richard Deming Jr.
Richard will be shooting our event at
Gateway Motorsport Park
on August 24-25.
Also Richard is the official photographer for Vintage Indy Registry™ and will be shooting at various events our members will be attending. Visit the Gallery page for examples of Richards' work.

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