Indianapolis, IN — Vintage Indy announced that 30 vintage Indianapolis race cars are entered for its Open Wheel Icons event, in company to IndyCar’s Aug. 28-30 Bommarito 500 Doubleheader Weekend at WWT Raceway in Madison, Ill.
This year marks the third annual appearance for Vintage Indy at the Bommarito 500, one of the most highly-attended races on the IndyCar schedule.
Included in the 30-car vintage roster — covering more than 70 years of Indianapolis history and design — are the 1968 Indy 500 Pole-winning STP Turbine car, the 1972 USAC National Championship-winning dihedral winged Vel’s Parnelli Jones Racing Samsonite Special, several classic front-engine roadsters, four Dan Gurney Racing AAR Eagles and the rare 1932 Hupp Comet, the only Huppmobile car to ever compete at Indianapolis.
Two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. is scheduled to drive the official Miles Ahead Mini John Cooper Works hardtop Vintage Indy pace car throughout the weekend. The Mini will sport a special livery honoring the 50th anniversary of his father’s 1970 Indianapolis victory in the famed Johnny Lightning Special.
Founded in 2017, Vintage Indy recently appeared with IndyCar at Road America for the Rev Group Grand Prix.