The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by woodyTom, Feb 3, 2014.
going to autorama in indiianpolis next weekend, what is there to see besides indianpolis measeum??
The best steak house in the world. St. Elmos downtown. If you go you have to get a shrimp cocktail.
Indy museum, Auburn/Cord/Duesenberg museum, Zakira's shop, GMC Bubba's shop, etc, etc, etc
Wonder what is standing at the Chevrolet Brothere and Morten & Brett address today? Bob
You just want to find out where the chicken coop was out back, so you can start digging
You need to swing by Kellys Pub on 10th Street. Lots of racing pictures,parts and good food...............
One of my last trips with the wife we stopped at the art museum at the university
Ray Skillman's Classic Car Museum in Greenwood (just South of Indy). Museum of classic and muscle cars.
Stutz Business Center (original home of the Stutz Motorcar Company) in downtown Indy has had a car collection on display in the past, have not been there in years so not sure what is there now.
Rolls Royce Heritage Museum
Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway has tours. Shop tour of them making IndyCar chassis, there's racing simulators, wind tunnel demos, etc.
In Brownsburg (just west of Indy) there are a bunch of NHRA race shops, Don Schumacher racing, John Force Racing... sometimes their lobby-gift shops are open, might get lucky and get a shop tour. Same for IndyCar teams in Indianapolis of Sarah Fisher, Andretti, Panther Racing, etc. Might check their websites for hours/availability. Most shops tours are only available during open houses or appointments, however I've gotten a quick tour of some by just stopping by
Auburn Cord Duisenberg Museum is north of Fort Wayne on your way to Indy.
A lot of rod shops in the area, but no open house/gatherings that I know of.
If you are interested in vintage wartime vehicles, Ropkey Armor Museum in Crawfordville, IN is very good. I saw his massive collection before it became a museum in the late 90's and it was unbelievable!
Union Jacks at Crawfordsville rd & N High School near I 465 also has a lot of racing pictures & helmets. Usually a race car is there.
Brownsburg is about 8 miles outside the 465 loop and we have JoKerr fab, Walt's Hot Rods, my shop etc. The big time drag race teams will be at Pomona for the Winternationals so not much going on in their shops but worth a drive by.
Sadly, the Chevrolet Brothers' shop at 410 W. 10th St. was sacrificed several years ago to the gods of downtown/ urban renewal. The old water company canal, which was designed & built to emulate San Antonio's River Walk, was extended northward a few blocks and destroyed that property. I doubt if any of the City's "movers & shakers" even realized what was there.
I can't immediately lay my hands on Morton & Brett's address-otherwise I'd give you an update on that as well.s
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There are NO commercial buildings (or remains) at 811 E. 23rd ST. (Morton & Brett's address). It appears that the neighborhood was rehabbed several years ago and cleared for residential development.
I'll be showing my T- bucket in the Motorama part you can't miss it a 70s Fad T (Hot Rod Magazine Dec.2011)( not HAMB friendly). If you want stop by say hey. Maybe we can hook up with some of the hot rod builders in town,
Try Mug & Bun on 10th street, great burgers fries & rootbeer, Curbhops even in the winter, also Kings ribs on 16th street, messy but awesome !
X2 on the Mug n Bun.
X3 on Mug n Bun - onion rings to die for!!
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