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Indianapolis loves its cars. That fact becomes even more obvious during the month of May, when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway becomes the epicenter of high-performance vehicles, truly The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. This month, we rode shotgun with some of Indy’s most exciting car enthusiasts, from an IndyCar racing team to one of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s original employees to collectors of some of the most beautiful machines to ever hit the streets.

IMS Museum: Memory Lane

In November, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum temporarily closed its doors in preparation for an $89 million renovation that will bring the expansive collection and exhibit space up to speed. But it’s not the first time the westside landmark has changed out its wheels. Fritz Frommeyer was an IMS new hire when the museum’s first incarnation, located outside of the Turn 1 grandstands, debuted in 1956 (it relocated to its current spot in 1976). For the next six runnings of the Indianapolis 500, Frommeyer worked in the track’s publicity department as the original museum came to life, witnessing both the beginning and the end of an era. Here is his trackside report.

Driven By Design

Take a spin around a Westfield haven for car lovers (including IMS Hall of Famer Tony Kanaan) and the objects of their affections.

Collector’s Edition

In a town known for its intense love of cars, these meticulous collectors of classic automobiles are the kings of shiny things. We took a peek behind their garage doors.

Anatomy Of A Winner

At the state-of-the-art RLL headquarters in Zionsville, it takes an entire race team and dozens of small design and mechanical decisions to propel a driver to victory.