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Free admission: Indy Hall of Fame Museum

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum is offering free admission to the Museum and the narrated track tour on Wednesday, Dec. 23 as part of the "12 Free Days of Indy Christmas."

For the fourth consecutive year, IMS is participating in the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association’s popular program that offers the public free admission for one day to many of Indianapolis’ top tourist attractions. The IMS Hall of Fame Museum houses one of the world’s most diverse collections of race cars and historically-significant automobiles as well as motorsports artifacts and art.

The Hall of Fame Museum features more than 75 vehicles on display representing various facets of motorsports and automobile history including the Indianapolis 500, stock car racing, sports car racing and vintage luxury passenger models.

Cars currently on display in the Museum include the Marmon "Wasp," winner of the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911; all four cars that A.J. Foyt drove to victory in the Indianapolis 500; the one-of-its-kind 1957 SS Corvette; a Benetton F1 car driven by Michael Schumacher; and Tony Stewart’s 2005 Brickyard 400-winning Chevrolet.

Also on display is a large array of vintage motorcycles including a 1910 Indian and a 500cc Suzuki that American motorcycle racing legend Kevin Schwantz rode to the 1993 world championship. Schwantz rode the same motorcycle during pre-race festivities for the second Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Aug. 30.

After viewing all that the Hall of Fame Museum has to offer, stop by the newly refurbished Brickyard Authentics gift shops in the Museum lobby to pick up any last-second holiday gifts.

The Hall of Fame Museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Dec. 23. For more information, contact the Museum at (317) 492-6784 or visit

Other Indianapolis-area attractions participating in the "12 Free Days of Indy Christmas" include: Various Concerts and the Circle of Lights (Dec. 13), Rhythm! Discovery Center (Dec. 14), Indy Wine Trail (Dec. 15), Morris-Butler House, James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home, Meredith Nicholson Home (Dec. 16), Indianapolis Museum of Art, Lilly House & Winter Solstice (Dec. 17), NCAA Hall of Champions (Dec. 18), Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Indiana Medical History Museum, Indianapolis Artsgarden Concert (Dec. 19), President Benjamin Harrison Home (Dec. 20), Indiana State Museum’s Celebration Crossing (Dec. 21), Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art (Dec. 22) and Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (Dec. 24).

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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