INDIANAPOLIS—The start of a new day was dominated by an old tradition at the Indy 500 on Saturday, as vintage race cars took to the track for Legend’s Day, honoring Roger Penske.
With cars dating all the way back to the first Indy 500 in 1911, going right through to vehicles from the 1990s, old and new timers alike gathered to ogle the shiny chassis and engines still in mint condition.
Buffed, polished and fine-tuned by adoring owners, machines including the Kurtis Kraft Bardahl Special, the 1959 Epperley Bowes Seal Fast Special, Huffaker-Offys, Watsons, Eagles, Kuzmas, Penskes, Lolas and Marches were all on display.
We’ve snapped a small selection of some of the more eye catching cars for you.Learn more about the Indy 500 at the Littelfuse Speed2Design site.
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