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    Announcment today at 11:30 by IMS CEO Jeff Belskus



    IndyCar Garage will have the news release as it comes our way, below is what we know so far:

    IMS Corporation President & CEO Jeff Belskus
    To Make 2011 Event Announcement at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation President & Chief Executive Officer Jeff Belskus will make a special announcement at 11:30 a.m. (ET) Thursday, Oct. 7 at the fountain in front of the IMS Hall of Fame Museum.

    The 2011 racing season at Indianapolis Motor Speedway carries significant cultural and sporting history, as it marks the 100th anniversary of the inaugural Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, which took place May 30, 1911.

    http://www.indycargarage.com/forum/t...day-at-1130-by

  • #2
    Originally posted by IowaBoyinIndy View Post
    Er, what is this?
    It's an announcement announcing an announcement.

    And don't call me "Er."
    "I would really like to go to NASCAR. I really enjoy NASCAR and if I could be there in a couple of years that's where I'd want to be." - Jeff Gordon (after testing a Formula Super Vee)

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    • #3
      Perhaps to announce a change to the start time?
      Faster...Faster...Faster...I know it, you know it, that's all that matters!

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      • #4
        Maybe to announce the last race of next season at Vegas?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Glenn View Post
          Maybe to announce the last race of next season at Vegas?
          Sounds like it's related to IMS or the 500, more specifically. I guess we'll know in about 30-45 minutes.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by AFColt View Post
            Sounds like it's related to IMS or the 500, more specifically. I guess we'll know in about 30-45 minutes.
            That is what I think too. IBiI

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            • #7
              Is this going to be streamed live somewhere?
              "The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall." Mitch Hedberg

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Spike View Post
                It's an announcement announcing an announcement.

                And don't call me "Er."
                That's good humor. Well done sir.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TexRacer View Post
                  Perhaps to announce a change to the start time?
                  Good guess
                  Indy, Cleveland, Mid-Ohio, Pocono, Michigan, Long Beach, Watkins Glen, Kentucky, Milwaukee, Road America, Iowa, Gateway, IRP - 70

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Since83 View Post
                    Good guess
                    It's not for the new start time

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                    • #11
                      Nuns are the new poster girls for the IICS??
                      ...---...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by racer x-f1 View Post
                        Is this going to be streamed live somewhere?
                        Even if it is, it won't.
                        "I would like to be able to admire a person's opinions as I would their dog - without being expected to take it home with me." ---- Frank A. Clark
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                        • #13
                          For Immediate Release


                          GREAT CLASSIC CARS TO BE FEATURED AT SPECIAL EVENT IN 2011 AT IMS


                          100th Anniversary Indy 500 Celebration of Automobiles scheduled for May 13-14


                          INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 – A rich century of automotive heritage will be honored Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, 2011 during the 100th Anniversary Indy 500 Celebration of Automobiles at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

                          The 100th Anniversary Indy 500 Celebration of Automobiles will be a competition between automobile owners to be judged on the appearance of their cars. The event will celebrate the significance of vehicular transportation and competition to Indianapolis and be a centerpiece of the numerous festivities planned to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 29.

                          “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for classic car owners and enthusiasts,” said Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and chief executive officer. “But the 100th Anniversary Indy 500 Celebration of Automobiles is much more than just a car show. It will be a memorable tribute to the greatest race in the world and a fitting start to a month of festivities surrounding ‘The Most Important Race in History.’”

                          The 100th Anniversary Indy 500 Celebration of Automobiles will feature two divisions of automobiles manufactured between 1911-61, the first 50 years of the Indianapolis 500:

                          •Cars representing the 24 manufacturers that competed in the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911: Alco, Amplex, Apperson, Benz, Buick, Case, Cole, Cutting, Fiat, Inter-State, Jackson, Knox, Lozier, Marmon, McFarlan, Mercedes, Mercer, National, Pope-Hartford, Simplex, Stutz, Velie, Westcott.

                          •Other great classic cars produced between 1911-61.

                          Awards will be presented in three classifications in both divisions of automobiles. The classifications are named after the three track ownership eras of IMS: the Carl Fisher Era (cars built from 1911-27), Eddie Rickenbacker Era (1928-45) and Early Tony Hulman Era (1946-61).

                          Approximately 250 contestants will be invited from a pool of applicants to participate in the show. Participating cars will be on display at IMS and be driven around the famed 2.5-mile IMS oval during the show before being judged. Potential contestants can apply online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/CelebrationOfAutomobiles or by mail.
                          An awards dinner, including a reception with legendary drivers of the Indianapolis 500, will take place during the Celebration at the IMS Hall of Fame Museum. Among the highlights of the gala dinner will be a display of all of the existing victorious cars from the Indianapolis 500 and interviews of Indianapolis 500-winning drivers by esteemed IMS Historian Donald Davidson.

                          Fans who attend Opening Day for the 2011 Indianapolis 500 on Saturday, May 14 can view all of the cars on display at the 100th Anniversary Indy 500 Celebration of Automobiles as part of their gate admission. Celebration activities May 13 will be for participants only.

                          2011 Indy 500 tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 2011 Indianapolis 500, the 100th anniversary of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
                          Race Day ticket prices start at just $20. Fans can buy tickets online at www.imstix.com, by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or by visiting the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.
                          Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are on sale. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.

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                          • #14
                            Very cool! It'll make Opening Day all the more special.
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