It’s rare that the best things in life get
better, but that’s the only way to
describe the news that the Sportscar
Vintage Racing Association’s Brickyard
Vintage Racing Invitational will this
year feature Motostalgia’s exclusive
collector car auction on June 12.
Motostalgia has been named the
Official Auction Company of the SVRA,
and Tony Parella, President and CEO of
SVRA, is particularly pleased that this
auction at Indianapolis Motor
Speedway will add further value to an
event that proved so popular in 2014.
“Working with Motostalgia Auction
Company was the next logical step for
SVRA, given our demographics and
national footprint,” he said. “Adding a
car auction to the Brickyard Vintage
Racing Invitational will make this an
even more special event.”
Antonio Brunet, founder and
chairman of Motostalgia said: “With
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Gentlemen, start your bidding! In its second year, the SVRA’s Brickyard
Vintage Racing Invitational will feature a Motostalgia auction of classics.
the scale of SVRA’s customer base –
over 5,000 racing entrants for their
events in 2015 – it was only natural to
align with them to focus upon the
vintage racecar community and offer
high end collector cars for auction. As
far as we can confirm, it’s never been
done at Indy before.”
Up to 110 collector cars and vintage
racecars are expected to cross the block
Friday evening. And one of the stars
already confirmed is the Lotus 56-3
Turbine in which Graham Hill started
on the front row in 1968, alongside
teammate and polesitter Joe Leonard.
Hill’s car was owned for many years by
NASCAR icon Richard Petty and has
recently had a ground-up restoration
by Classic Team Lotus in the UK.
Another star car to bid on is a
magnificent AAR Eagle-Offy from ’ 73
in which Graham McRae won Indy 500
Rookie of the Year honors, before
Wally Dallenbach took it over to win
at Milwaukee and Ontario.
However fabulous the cars you see in
the auction, they couldn’t overshadow
the on-track action across June 11-14,
which, almost unbelievably, showcases
cars spanning 100 years of racing. The
exciting array includes pristine examples
of select pre-war machinery, classic
sports cars, Formula 1 and Le Mans
prototypes. Like last year, the storied
2.5-mile oval will be utilized with
exhibition runs by a wide variety of
cars, including several 1950s roadsters.
Also as per last year, the SVRA has
announced the “Indy Legends Charity
Pro-Am” race for which 33 former Indy
500 drivers have signed up. The Indy
Legends Pro-Am is the crowning event
of the Brickyard Invitational, but there
is literally a festival of other activities.
It is unmissable, so book your tickets
now, and revel in our sport’s history.