The National Corvette Museum is hosting a salute to the Indy 500 June 10-Oct. 14, presented by Intercity Lines, Inc., featuring cars, memorabilia, videos, bits of Indy history and more. See priceless cars from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, including Smokey Yunick’s sidecar, the 1972 Mark Donohoe winning car and Duntov’s SS.
Among the wealth of treasures are four cars on loan from Bill Akin of Hermitage, TN. As examples of the ‘40s and ‘50s Indy machinery, there are none more compelling.
Even closer to home is an enthusiast known by many in racing circles as the ‘quilt lady’ of the Indy 500. Jeanetta Holder of Alvaton, KY has been presenting the Indy 500 winners with her hand-made quilts since 1976, and is even given access to the Winner’s Circle to provide her gift in person. On display is the quilt she just completed for Alex Rossi, winner of the 100th Indy 500. Ms. Holder’s work is not only in the hands of the winning drivers, but she also has many celebrity customers including General Norman Schwartzkopf, John Ritter and Lee Greenwood.
The 12-car display is located in the Museum’s Exhibit Hall and is included with regular admission. The Museum is located at I-65 exit 28 in Bowling Green, Ky.