NASHVILLE, Tenn (April 16, 2021) – The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix announced today that the spectacle of Vintage Indy™ has been added to the inaugural NTT INDYCAR® SERIES weekend winding through the streets of downtown Nashville, TN August 6-8. It will feature a fan friendly Vintage Indy™ Paddock and on track lapping sessions for the historic cars on Sunday race day. Two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. will lead the field behind the wheel of the Miles Ahead MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop Vintage Indy™ pace car. Big Machine Music City Grand Prix fans can expect the unique experience of seeing and hearing Indy history come to life with the Indianapolis record breaking 1972 Dan Gurney Racing AAR Olsonite Eagle of Bobby Unser, the famed 1968 STP Turbine, the USAC Championship winning Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing Samsonite Special, classic front engine roadsters and more.
The addition of Vintage Indy to the inaugural weekend will give many fans their first glimpse of the sport’s long and colorful history. Vintage Indy is dedicated to the history and preservation of Indy cars from 1911 to 1997. Every car has been lovingly and meticulously restored. Many times, these cars were your classic “barn finds,” mere dusty shells of their former selves, missing lots of pieces and parts. It takes lots of time, money, skill, research and patience to properly put an Indy car back together but it’s worth the effort. Of course, each one comes with a briefcase full of interesting facts and anecdotes.
“The members of Vintage Indy, myself and our fans are beyond excited to be participating in the inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, which undoubtedly is destined to be a fantastic weekend for Nashville and the NTT INDYCAR Series”, said Michael Lashmett, President of Vintage Indy.
The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix is a three-day international festival of speed and sound featuring the NTT INDYCAR® SERIES, SRO GT America Series presented by AWS and the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli. The event aims to create a comprehensive world-class international destination event to highlight Nashville, Tennessee, the Music City and the Mid-South region. It will include music, food, culture and entertainment that centers on the speed, technology, skill and excitement of up-close urban INDYCAR racing.
Vintage Indy™, is a member of the Vintage Motorsports Council, and is dedicated to the history and preservation of Indianapolis cars. The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix adds a fourth major event to the schedule for Vintage Indy™ in 2021 which also includes the NTT INDYCAR® SERIES Rev Group Grand Prix at Road America June 18-20 and Bommarito 500 at WWT Raceway August 19-21, along with the 39th Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix July 24-25.
For more information on The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix visit musiccitygp.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @musiccitygp. Ticket packages are on sale now. Fans can purchase three-day ticket packages, starting at $119, and festival add-ons at musiccitygp.com/tickets, Ticketmaster.com or by calling the Tennessee Titans’ ticket office at 615-565-4650.
About Big Machine Music City Grand Prix
Big Machine Music City Grand Prix is a three-day international festival of speed and sound featuring an NTT INDYCAR® SERIES, GT America and TransAm series racing events. The event aims to create a comprehensive world-class international destination event that highlights Nashville, Tenn., the Music City and the Mid-South region. It will include music, food, culture and entertainment centered on the speed, technology, skill and excitement of up-close urban INDYCAR and other forms of racing. As a privately funded event, Big Machine Music City Grand Prix is owned and operated by 615GP, LLC. More information is available at www.musiccitygp.com.