The Historic Champ/Indy Car Association promotes preservation, restoration and education of Historic Champ and Indy cars. It salutes their significant contributions to American racing by registering, promoting and organizing displays and at-track events and historic races. Hundreds of cars are currently on the register and more are being added at a rapid pace.

2017 Thursday, May 25: Vintage Indy Cars are on the Big 2.5-Mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway Four-Corner Oval Today in Exhibition Runs Today, Friday, and Saturday Organized by the Speedway Museum Staff

The annual tradition of vintage and historic Indy 500 car will continue this year with other 60 expected to be on display and on track.

In a surprise rumor, Fernando Alonso, Formula 1 champion and 2017 Indy 500 Qualifying star, may drive the 1977-1979 Team McLaren on Saturday during the vintage exhibition laps. Alonso qualified the McLaren-Honda Andretti at speeds that could have been a pole run except for an on-track overboost incident from an untested engine installed in a record-time last-minute historic team effort.

The museum with a vast display of historic cars is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. The museum is on the speedway grounds. On non-event days, admission to the grounds is free and museum admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youth aged 6-15 years old, and free for children under 5 years old. On event days, an admission to the grounds is by event admission ticket.

For more information, visit:

2017 Tuesday, February 7: SVRA Will Host Pre-1970 Historic Indy Car Controlled Speed Exhibition Laps on the 2.5-Mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway During the June 16-18 Brickyard Invitational Vintage Road Racing Weekend

The cars will be on the legendary Indy 500 track once on Saturday and twice on Sunday. Later historic Indy Cars may compete in the vintage road racing part of the event.

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2017 Tuesday, January 24: Historic Champ/Indy Cars On-Track Exhibitions During Phoenix IndyCar April 28-29, 2017

The legendary Phoenix International Raceway one-mile oval has a great history with the big first IndyCars since its opening in 1964. The 2016 IndyCar lap record was set by Helio Castroneves at 192.224 mph. This 2017 race marks the second time that IndyCar has raced at PIR.

The historic Champ/Indy cars will have track time Friday and Saturday. There will be hospitality for entrants. Details are still being developed by the historic organizing group, Classic Racing Times, who organized historic cars at IndyCar Pocono in 2016.

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2016 Tuesday, October 11: West Capital Raceway Alumni Association WCRA Hall of Fame BBQ & Inductions Plus All-American Vintage Oval Classic XI on October 20, 21, 22, 2016.

Placer County Fairgrounds & All-American Speedway - Roseville, CA

Midgets – Hardtops – Sprints – Super Modifieds – Roadsters

All Pre-1980 – Over 60 On-track Laps Over 2 Days

20th * Chili Feed and Vintage Racing Movie Night

21st *Swap meet – On-track Action Friday Night

22nd *WCRA Hall of Fame inductions – WCRA BBQ – Custom Car Show

Silent Auction – Market Place – Vendors

All Event Info: Bonnie Chisholm (707) 254-8775 –

2016 Thursday, July 7: There Are Many Vintage Racing and Collector Auto Auctions During Monterey Auto Festival August 13-21, Rick Cole Auctions, with Smart Phone Bidding and 4-Day Cars on Offer Display at Monterey Marriott is the most Unique and Very Bidder-Friendly

Rick Cole started the vintage racing and collector auction movement accompanying the Monterey Historic Races and Pebble Beach Concours in 1986. The Rick Cole Monterey Auction held the last few years lets bidders view the cars in person or online and bid with a smart phone from anywhere until Saturday midnight. Registered bidders visiting the exhibition enjoy hosted food and bar to create a party atmosphere. Consignments and bidder resignation, contact: or, phone (toll-free) @ (844) 474-2526, web @

2016 Tuesday, July 5: July is a Big Month for Club-Organized Vintage Oval Races and Exhibitionists with About 20 Listed in the Schedule Pages of Victory Lane Magazines’s July Issue

July vintage and historic oval races start July 9 with BCRA Gerhart Classic at Madera, CA and STAR Vintage Races at Sekonk Speedway, MA. On Sunday, July 10, the Bay State Dedham Car Show is at Dedham, MA.

There are many vintage oval events all across North America. All the remaining months of 2016 are listed in the Victory Lane Magazine Schedule Pages.

2016 June 24: 2 Bob McCoy Original Paintings - Request from Community Member Randy Chenowth

"To all our vintage racing friends at Victory Lane Magazine:

My name is Randy Chenowth. I run the ONLINE San Diego Racing Museum.

Vicki James (Walt James' Daughter) suggested I contact you for a little help in getting the word out about 2 Bob McCoy painting I need to sell ASAP. Due to some personal emergencies, I would appreciate help from the Victory Lane Magazine racing community.

Now for the reason I'm contacting you: I have 2 Original Bob McCoy paintings I'm trying to sell If you could help spread the work that these are available, I would appreciate it.

The first one is a BREAK OUT paintings where the race car is busting through the picture frame. It is a self-portrait of Bob McCoy in the Vintage #36 midget at Balboa Stadium. It is titled, “BOARD BUSTER.”

The second is a CUT OUT that features 3 vintage midgets with is Allen Heath, Don Cameron & Clay Robbins driving.

I have attached a photo of both paintings to this email. I contacted Bob McCoy’s widow Lynn & she said these are authentic McCoy paintings that are both valued at about $2400 each. Being in the situation I'm in, I have them listed at $1500 each to try to make a quick sale & I'm willing to listen to ALL OFFERS.

Randy Chenowth 619-994-8187"

If you are interested, please contact Randy ASAP. Here are links to the photos: PAINTING 1 PAINTING 2

2016 Monday, June 20: Millers at Milwaukee June 24-25 Features Exhibition Laps by Miller and Offenhauser Front-Engined Indy and Champ Trail Historic Cars Plus Bench Racing

There is continuous activity both on track and in the paddock as over 50 of these legendary cars and their drivers celebrate the front-engined cars of the 1920s through the early 60s. Entrants have a welcome dinner on the evening of the 23rd and a banquet Friday, June 24 in the evening.

The last front-engined Offy-powered Indy Roadster won the Indy 500 with AJ Foyt driving. The lineage dates back to the Miller racing engines and cars build by Harry A. Miller in the 1920s. This is the largest gathering of historic Champ and Indy cars since over 100 were at the 2016 Indy 500 Festival and race.

Spectators are invited. Info:

2016 Tuesday, May 24: Vintage Oval Events Take the Spotlight This Week and Weekend at Indianapolis in Iowa, Florida and Pennsylvania

Vintage and Historic Champ/Indy cars are part of the celebration week leading to “The 500.” These are organized by The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Info:

Mississippi Valley Vintage Race Car Association on May 27 is at Donnellson, IA , Burlington, IA on 28th and 29th. Info:

Daytona Antique Auto Racers are holding vintage oval races on the 28th at Bronson Speedway, FL. Info:

Penn-Mar Vintage oval races are at Bedford Speedway, PA on May 29. Info:

  Historic Champ/Indy Car Association
Pam Shatraw Events Manager
2460 Park Blvd. #4
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 321-1411
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