Elkhart Lake, WI — After Road America’s June 19 announcement that Vintage Indy had been added to the event lineup for the July 9-12 REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR Doubleheader weekend, Vintage Indy’s Mike Lashmett tells us that 25 former Indy racers will attend. The event is open to spectators.
Among the notable entries — spanning the country from Virginia to California — are the famed 1935 two-man Miller Ford, 1953 KK500B Dunn Engineering Offy, 1968 Indy 500 pole-winning Lotus 56 STP Turbine, 1972 AAR Olsonite Eagle and the 1972 dihedral- winged Vel’s Parnelli Jones Samsonite Special.
The cars will be on the Road America 4.048-mile road course July 11 from 8-8:30 a.m. and from 2:30-3 p.m. On July 12, on-track sessions are from 8-8:30 a.m. and from 2:15-2:45 p.m.
And the restored 1970s Penske Racing Hauler, along with Mark Donohue’s 1973 Sunoco-DX AAR Eagle Offy, (both pictured above) will be featured in the 7Fifteen Motorworks Vintage Indy Paddock.
Vintage Indy dedicates itself to the history and preservation of Indianapolis Championship Cars created between 1911 and 1997. The organization also works to ensure that race cars from that era continue to be appreciated through showcase events, carefully documented records on each car’s history, and a network of car owners, enthusiasts, and professionals that share the love for what they call “The Greatest Cars in Racing.”