IMS Awaits May

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Indianapolis 500 Oldtimers

Founded in 1961, the mission of the Indianapolis 500 Oldtimers is to provide guidance for the younger racing generation, bring about recognition of persons outstanding at the Indianapolis 500, promote fellowship among its members and further the interest of automobile racing generally.

Members shall be persons having been engaged actively in the Indianapolis 500 for 20 years or more from date of membership application. Those who qualify and wish to be considered for membership should contact an active member of the club to sponsor their application.

One of the benefits of Oldtimers membership is a quarterly newsletter full of  Indianapolis 500 information and historical features. The newsletter is printed and mailed to members, but members also can view it on this website by registering through the tab above. Shortly after registration, members will receive their Members Section password in a separate email.

Want to see what’s happening in the News Corner? Click the button in the Members section for the latest information.

And be sure to read the “My Favorite 500 Moment” section, stories from our Members that all of us can relate to.

The 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 is May 30, 2021.


My Favorite '500' Moment

Annual 500 Oldtimers Events

The Oldtimers' Members-Only Barbecue and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame/Indianapolis 500 Oldtimers Special Recognition Dinner were not held in 2020 due to COVID-19. We hope to see you at IMS this spring! Watch for details here.

Brickyard weekend 2021

IMS has made changes to its NASCAR weekend format, adding a new NTT INDYCAR SERIES race to the program that includes the Cup and Xfinity Series. The event will be Aug. 13-15. And, in a twist, the Cup cars will join the other two divisions in racing on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. NBC will carry all three races. The Brickyard 400 was first held on the oval track in 1994.

The countdown to the 105th Indianapolis 500 on May 30, 2021:



(Photo Courtesy of INDYCAR Photo)

April 18: Barber Motorsports Park

April 25: St. Petersburg, Fla.

May 1: Texas Motor Speedway

May 2: Texas Motor Speedway

May 15: Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course

May 30: Indianapolis 500

June 12: Detroit

June 13: Detroit

June 20: Road America

July 4: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

July 11: Exhibition Place, Toronto

Aug. 8: Nashville, Tenn.

Aug. 14: Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course

Aug. 21: World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway

Sept. 12: Portland International Raceway

Sept. 19: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Sept. 26: Long Beach

2020 Indianapolis 500

Congratulations to Takuma Sato and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for winning the 104th Indianapolis 500.

(Photo Courtesy of IMS Photo)