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 #262345  by BigMike60
 July 20th, 2011, 6:30 pm
Time to get the juices flowing again. Caught this note off the Indy site.

The Celebration of Automobiles will return May 10-13, 2012 to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, leading into the 96th Indianapolis 500 with even more exciting activities for fans and participants after a wildly successful inaugural event in 2011.

2012 Celebration of Automobiles vehicles will honor "The Manufacturers of the Indianapolis 500" and the rich history of the world's greatest auto race.

Vintage-classic cars from 1920-70 produced by manufacturers participating in the Indianapolis 500 during that era will be the featured vehicles in 2012, such as Alfa-Romeo, Auburn, Bentley, Bugatti, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, Duesenberg, Ferrari, Fiat, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Stutz and many more.

Special tribute will be paid to cars from Chevrolet, Honda and Lotus, the three engine manufacturers participating in the IZOD IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500 starting in 2012.

The inaugural Celebration of Automobiles on May 14 featured more than 200 classic cars from 1911-61 - including many award winners from Concours d'Elegance competitions at revered venues such as Pebble Beach and Amelia Island - on display among some of the most iconic spots at IMS, including the Pagoda Plaza and Legends Row. The event was one of the most memorable highlights of the month-long 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500.

"We're thrilled to welcome the return of the Celebration of Automobiles," said Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and chief executive officer. "The feedback from participants and fans was so positive last May, and we were honored to play host to so many beautiful cars and enthusiasts. The Celebration of Automobiles was a magical event and quickly is evolving into another wonderful Month of May tradition in Indianapolis for everyone to enjoy."

The 2012 Celebration of Automobiles will feature an expanded schedule for participants and fans.

Registration will take place Friday, May 11. Entrants also can participate in a track lap, exhibit their cars and enjoy a new Welcome Reception at the world-renowned IMS Hall of Fame Museum.

Judging for the Celebration of Automobiles will take place Saturday, May 12 in a variety of classes. Winners will be announced that evening at the Awards Dinner, which will feature question-and-answer sessions with legendary Indianapolis 500 drivers and IMS Historian Donald Davidson and other activities.
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 #262544  by FIREM
 July 23rd, 2011, 9:56 am
Still recovering from Indy 2011 :lol:
Anyone considering Indy 2012, start saving now.
Indy id an event not to be missed!!
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 #262545  by M-Pressive
 July 23rd, 2011, 10:03 am
I will be making the trip next year!
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 #262611  by 300MaximuM
 July 23rd, 2011, 10:13 pm
I'm trying to convince the father to bring me out there. If not I might drive myself. Getting licence soon....hopefully.

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 #263720  by BigMike60
 August 5th, 2011, 7:34 am
A look back at the Inaugural Celebration of Automobiles, held in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will be the featured attraction on the next episode of "Car Crazy" on SPEED.

The episode, entitled "100 Years at Indy", will air on Sunday, August 7 at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

The inaugural Celebration of Automobiles on May 14 featured more than 200 classic cars from 1911-61 - including many award winners from Concours d'Elegance competitions at revered venues such as Pebble Beach and Amelia Island - were on display among some of the most iconic spots at IMS, including the Pagoda Plaza and Legends Row. The event was one of the most memorable highlights of the month-long 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500.

The Celebration of Automobiles will return to IMS next May and will honor "The Manufacturers of the Indianapolis 500" and the rich history of the world's greatest auto race.

Vintage-classic passenger cars from 1920-70 produced by manufacturers participating in the Indianapolis 500 during that era will be the featured vehicles in 2012, such as Alfa-Romeo, Auburn, Bentley, Bugatti, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, Duesenberg, Ferrari, Fiat, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Stutz and many more.

Special tribute will be paid to passenger cars from Chevrolet, Honda and Lotus, the three engine manufacturers participating in the IZOD IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500 starting in 2012.
 #265627  by geezer300M
 August 29th, 2011, 2:36 pm
I was wondering if we would do Indy again. I definitely plan on it.
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 #265681  by beespecial
 August 30th, 2011, 1:21 pm
geezer300M wrote:I was wondering if we would do Indy again. I definitely plan on it.
If there is still enough interest I have no problem with getting the lodging set up again. I'm always up for it.
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 #265695  by 300maximilien
 August 30th, 2011, 3:43 pm
Tyler has let it be known that he wants to attended Indy 2011
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 #265722  by 300MaximuM
 August 30th, 2011, 8:03 pm
300maximilien wrote:Tyler has let it be known that he wants to attended Indy 2011
Woah did u find one of them new time machines cuz that's awesome. Id love to go to indy 2011 but that passed. Indy 2012 would be fin tho.

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 #265726  by BigMike60
 August 30th, 2011, 9:07 pm
I am up for it if John is. But we need some numbers to make it worthwhile for the effort. I will be at the race and as many weekends as possible leading up to it as possible. I am glad that some members are still interested. If you come to Indy once you will be a fan for life, believe me. It is one of the true great, and affordable, sporting spectacles for the common gearhead. The Mayors' Breakfast and qualifying weekend are affordable and with the return of the Celebration of Automobiles happening again, it will be a super time.
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 #265766  by M-Pressive
 August 31st, 2011, 11:50 am
Hopefully I can convince Alan to make the trip again.

Lindsey and I will be there in 2012 for the meet.
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 #265775  by 300maximilien
 August 31st, 2011, 2:39 pm
300MaximuM wrote:
300maximilien wrote:Tyler has let it be known that he wants to attended Indy 2011
Woah did u find one of them new time machines cuz that's awesome. Id love to go to indy 2011 but that passed. Indy 2012 would be fin tho.

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Funny Kid...ok ok 2012
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 #265802  by grayslater
 August 31st, 2011, 9:21 pm
Hope to be there once again.
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 #265803  by 300MaximuM
 August 31st, 2011, 9:29 pm
300maximilien wrote:
300MaximuM wrote:
300maximilien wrote:Tyler has let it be known that he wants to attended Indy 2011
Woah did u find one of them new time machines cuz that's awesome. Id love to go to indy 2011 but that passed. Indy 2012 would be fin tho.

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Funny Kid...ok ok 2012
It's okay confusion a common side effect of getting old. Lol :)

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 #265816  by FIREM
 September 1st, 2011, 7:53 am
Hope to attend 2012 but need to convince the wife....
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