Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted more than 600 of the world’s finest and most historic racecars as they competed on the 2.439 miles road course as well as running exhibition events on the famed 2.5 miles oval as part of the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational on June 6-8 2014.
The “Brickyard Invitational” weekend was the largest gathering of race cars ever assembled for competition in America. The SVRA had 11 groups of cars spanning 100 years of vintage machines in action at IMS. The Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational is a series of races for various classes of vintage racing automobiles and the event was sanctioned by the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association.
Al Unser Jr. and his partner Peter Klutt won the inaugural race while sharing the driving duties in Klutt's No. 42C 1969 Chevrolet Corvette, with six-time Indianapolis 500 starter and four-time top-10 finisher Eliseo Salazar and his partner Gary Moore finishing second in Moore's No. 98B 1965 Mustang GT350.
Rounding out the podium in third place was two-time Indianapolis 500 starter Willy T. Ribbs, who drove the No. 5 1972 Corvette owned by his driving partner Ed Sevadjian. Other past Indianapolis 500 participants included 1996 winner Buddy Lazier, Scott Goodyear, Dick Simon, Lyn St. James, Mark Dismore, Johnny Parsons Jr., Alex Lloyd, Pete Halsmer, Robby Unser, Rocky Moran, Jaques Lazier, Robby McGehee, Spike Gehlhausen, Billy Roe, Scott Harrington, Rick Treadway, Tom Bagley, Bob Lazier, P.J. Chesson and John Martin.