Honda presents The Legends of Indy and their cars. In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500, the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance is proud to showcase some of the finest cars to ever grace the Brickyard.   
 
Over this spectacular three-day celebration, spectators will have the opportunity to experience - in person - A.J. Foyt’s 1961 winning Offenhauser-Powered “Roadster”; Bobby Unser’s 1968 Turbo-Charged Offenhauser-Powered Racecar; Al Unser’s 1972 V-8 Ford-Powered Johnny Lightening Special; and Al Unser Jr.’s 1992 V-9 Ilmor Chevrolet-Powered car – “Glamer”, and Buddy Rice’s pole sitting
Honda-powered V-8. 



A.J. FOYT won his first of four Indianapolis 500s in 1961, driving a Bowes Seal Fast–sponsored, front-engined Offenhauser-powered "roadster," built by Floyd Trevis of Youngstown, Ohio, and based on the design by his colleague, A.J. Watson. Foyt averaged a record 139.010 mph. This was also the first of a record seven victories for chief mechanic George Bignotti.
 
Owner: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation

AL UNSER, the second driver to win the "500" for a fourth time, captured his first in 1970, driving this turbocharged V8 Ford–powered, Lola-based P. J. Colt for the partnership of sportsman Vel Miletich and retired "500" winner Parnelli Jones. Unser started from the pole and led for 190 of the 200 laps, giving up the front-running position only while making pit stops. George Bignotti scored his fourth of a record seven victories as chief mechanic.
 
Owner: Parnelli Jones/Miletich Family Trust

BOBBY UNSER's, first of three "500" wins came in 1968, driving a Rislone-sponsored Dan Gurney Eagle entered by Leader Cards, Inc. Its four-cylinder Offenhauser engine was boosted by a turbocharger, this being the first occasion on which a turbocharged engine won the "500." There are no rear wings because "bolt-on" wings were not permitted until 1972. This car figured quite prominently in the Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward and Robert Wagner motion picture "Winning."
 
Owner: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation


AL UNSER JR. beat Canadian driver Scott Goodyear to the finish line by a margin of only 0.043 seconds – the closest finish of any Indianapolis 500, in terms of elapsed time, in 1992.

The chassis of Unser's winning Valvoline-sponsored, V8 Ilmor Chevrolet–powered car was called a Galmer, having been built by a firm in which the principals were Rick Galles, co-owner of the team with Maurice Kraines, and Alan Mertens, its designer. Strangely, in spite of teammates Unser and Danny Sullivan having finished one–two on the course through the streets of Long Beach, Calif., and Sullivan finishing fifth to Unser at Indianapolis, the project was abandoned at "500" time and no further Galmers were built.
 
Owner: Valvoline




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