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Our goal is to keep fans of Vintage Indy Cars informed of what is going on in this interesting form of auto racing events. As more and more cars are added to our home site - vintageindyregistry.com there will be more opportunities for owners and fans to participate in events around the country. And we will keep all informed as to what is coming up for the 2018 calendar.


2018 EVENTS WHERE YOU WILL FIND VINTAGE INDY REGISTRY™

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Vintage Indy Registry™
is proud to announce Gateway Motorsports Park has added us to the festivities for the 2018 Bommarito Automotive Group 500
Verizon IndyCar series race
scheduled for August 24th &
August 25th. 2018

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Gateway Motorsports Park
For 2018 fans will experience more pre-event and post-race live entertainment and the addition of vintage Indy cars. We currently plan to have many of the most iconic cars that ever ran at Indy and on the USAC Championship Trail on hand for fans to see up close in the Vintage Indy Registry™ pit/paddock area. Also they will be in action on the Gateway oval with all their exciting sights, sounds and smells! Presently we are in the early planning stages for the event and will keep you informed as plans advance.

Visit gatewaymsp.com for more info & advanced ticket sales.

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The Indy 500 is scheduled for Sunday, May 27th.
Legends days are May 24, 25 and 26th

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Additional information will be forth coming as the event schedule is released. This is a good time to register your car if you are an owner or join as an associate member. Be sure you are in on all the action and be eligible for any special discounts that may become available.
Kindly visit the Membership page on our web site for registering.

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Lotus Turbine
Owner: Bruce Linsmeyer

An aircraft-type engine and the Indianapolis 500 might seem an odd combination, but to Andy Granatelli, innovative head of STP Oil Treatment, it all made sense. Always interested in gaining any competitive advantage and a devotee of the latest technology, Granatelli entered his revolutionary STP turbine car, powered by a Pratt and Whitney engine, in the 1967 500with Parnelli Jones as his driver.Jones and the Lotus 56 turbine ‘Whooshmobile”, so called because of its almost undetectable engine noise, led the race until lap 196 when a $5 part failed and sent Jones into the pits. Jones sat forlornly with no hope of reentering the race while A J Foyt glided to victory.
Granatelli, determined never again to fail with his high tech wedge shaped car, then teamed with Lotus founder Colin Chapman, whose mid engine car had won the 1965 Indy 500 with Jim Clark at the wheel. Clark and F1 champion Graham Hill plus rising U S star Joe Leonard joined with Granatelli and Chapman to bring a formidable team to the 1968 500.
In April of 1968, Clark was killed at Hockenheimring in Germany. Clark was replaced with rising star Mike Spence who crashed and died during a test run at Indy. Joe Leonard and Hill remained on the team and Leonard took the pole position,with Hill just behind. Art Pollard was called in to replace Spence and qualified 11th in the 500 field.

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