1988 Rick Mears Winning Indy Car Replica. On Loan from General Motors Heritage Center.

Summary

Indianapolis 500 speeds climbed through the 1980s thanks to better engines, aerodynamics, and tires. Rick Mears set a new Indy speed record in 1988. He hit 220.453 mph with a Chevrolet-powered PC-17 car during Indy 500 qualifying as he won the pole position. Mears went on to win the race, earning the third of his four Indianapolis 500 victories.

Indianapolis 500 speeds climbed through the 1980s thanks to better engines, aerodynamics, and tires. Rick Mears set a new Indy speed record in 1988. He hit 220.453 mph with a Chevrolet-powered PC-17 car during Indy 500 qualifying as he won the pole position. Mears went on to win the race, earning the third of his four Indianapolis 500 victories.

Artifact

Racing car

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

Object ID

IL.291.5

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