The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum has published its first book focusing on the Indianapolis 500 winning cars in its collection. The collection, which encompasses 34 cars, is the largest in the world.
“Epic Drama: The Winning Collection of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum” highlights the museum’s stunning collection of Indy 500 winners photographed by renowned lensman Bill Pack. Visually stunning with notes and stories about each vehicle and its driver, this collectible is aimed at both the hardcore race fan and art lover.
The Speedway is a location woven tightly into the fabric of Indiana culture, thousands from all corners of the globe making an annual trek to witness a 500-mile spectacle. And at Indianapolis, the car is as much of the star as the winning driver.
“Our collection is impressive and deserves to be memorialized in a visual publication,” said Joe Hale, President of the IMS Museum. “There is beauty to the cars themselves, but also the stories behind each winner. The book displays the true essence that is the Epic Drama of the Indianapolis 500.”
The book includes a foreword by Roger Penske and an introduction by former IndyCar driver Lyn St. James. Featuring cars ranging from the 1911 Marmon Wasp to the 1986 Budweiser March 86C, the book includes multiple images of each car, all photographed in a temporary studio built within the Museum.
In addition to photographer Bill Pack, Dwight Knowlton served as the writer, and Lionel Ferreira designed the book.
“Our sincerest appreciation goes to Marlyne Sexton, whose generosity made this book possible,” said Hale. “Having supporters like Marlyne allows us to continue our mission to share the stories of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”
The book is a limited print run, available for purchase at the museum or online HERE beginning December 8. The book retails for $75, and all proceeds will benefit the Museum.