By: Tanner Watkins
February 21, 2019 | 12:00 PM
Fans of IndyCar’s past will enjoy the news coming out of Wisconsin today as the Vintage Indy Registry announced it will appear at the historic Milwaukee Mile on June 15 and 16, 2019.
The Milwaukee “Legends at the Mile” event will run alongside the ARCA Midwest Tour’s Father’s Day 75 as the historic Milwaukee Mile hosts racing for the first time since 2015 this summer.
The Milwaukee date is the second event announced for the Vintage Indy Registry’s 2019 season, joining the August 23-24 “Open Wheel Icons” showcase to be held during the NTT IndyCar Series race weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park.
In a release published by the Vintage Indy Registry, the Milwaukee event is set to feature a full field of vintage Indy-style cars which will take to the 1-mile oval for demonstration sessions each day.
Additionally, there will be a vintage Indy car paddock where the cars will be housed while off-track, and admission to the vintage paddock is free to all race fans with Milwaukee Mile gate admission those days.
The Vintage Indy Registry is proud to feature Indianapolis Championship Cars from 1911 to 1999, and through the collective efforts of enthusiasts, specialists and professionals, the Registry is able to ensure that these cars are “more broadly appreciated by the public and the history correctly preserved for future generations.”
The Milwaukee Mile, known as the oldest operating motor speedway in the world, first hosted Indianapolis championship car events back in 1903. For many decades – dating back to 1947 – Milwaukee hosted the first race to follow the Indianapolis 500 each season.
Header image courtesy of Forrest Mellott/INDYCAR.