Location: Indianapolis, IN | Date: 7/15
As far as we’re concerned, there’s only one Rocket Man…and it ain’t the piano player. No, ours is the four-time Indianapolis 500 winner and six-time pole-sitter whose feats have landed him in multiple motorsports halls of fame, including that of the famed Brickyard.
So it stands to reason that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum would pay homage to one of its greatest competitors via the “Rocket Rick Mears” exhibit appropriately on the 30th anniversary of his fourth 500 victory.
Also appearing for a limited time is the tribute “Granatelli: Larger Than Life,” which features Andy Granatelli’s family story along with several STP-clad Indy cars.
While there, the Museum’s Restoration Department granted the PRI Road Tour an exclusive look inside of its division, where its five full-time employees, including a detailer, are constantly prepping cars for exhibits and special events—like when the cars run during Indy 500 pre-race.