Vintage Indy Will Join Music City Grand Prix

Photo: Scott Paceley

Nashville, TN – The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix announced yesterday (April 16) that Vintage Indy vehicles will be a part of the NTT IndyCar Series inaugural Aug. 6-8 event on the streets of downtown Nashville.

This event is in addition to the previously-announced 2021 schedule for the historic cars that ran in the Indianapolis 500 and other IndyCar contests.

Photo: Kent Kreigshauser

Among the racers will be the Indianapolis record-breaking 1972 Dan Gurney Racing AAR Olsonite Eagle of Bobby Unser, the famed 1968 STP Lotus Turbine, the USAC Championship-winning Vel’s Parnelli Jones Racing Samsonite Special, classic front-engine roadsters and more.

Photo: Les Tension

The event will feature a fan-friendly Vintage Indy paddock and on-track lapping sessions for the historic cars on race day, Aug. 8.

All on-track appearances will be paced by the Johnny Lightning Special-inspired Miles Ahead MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop, driven by two-time Indianapolis 500 Winner Al Unser Jr.

Vintage Indy, a member of the Vintage Motorsport Council, is dedicated to the history and preservation of Indianapolis cars.