Jan 29 2011

“Once-In-A Lifetime” Indy 500 Centennial Experience Available at Upcoming JCC Auction

On Saturday night, February 12, 2011, the 16st Annual Auction for Excellence will be held in East Hills, New York. The auction, hosted by celebrity master of ceremonies Ron Darling, will benefit the many social service programs of the Sid Jacobson JCC. To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Inaugural Indy 500 Race, one of the premier items offered at the auction this year is a "once-in-a-lifetime" Indy 500 Centennial Experience Package.


The "Indy 500 Centennial Experience" will provide four people with VIP treatment in Indianapolis and, also, unforgettable rides in the restored 1909 Alco Black Beast Racer. The package includes:

-4 Fully catered VIP Suite tickets to attend the 2011 Indianapolis 500 Race- the 100th Anniversary of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”.

-4 Bronze Badges (Allowing full access to the garage area)

-4 Seats at the Driver’s Meeting (Not available to the public)

-Roundtrip Airfare for 4 people on a private Avantair aircraft

-4 days, 3 nights at the Westin Indianapolis Hotel (Thursday, May 26, 2011 to Sunday, May 30, 2011)

-Meet Janet Guthrie, the pioneering race car driver and first woman to compete in the Indy 500 and the Daytona 500 races, and Willy T. Ribbs, the first African American to qualify for the Indy 500 Race. (Subject to Ms. Guthrie and Mr.Ribbs' schedule in Indianapolis.)

-The Alco Black Beast Racer will make a special visit to your home during the Summer of 2011. Owner Howard Kroplick will provide a special demonstration with rides for your family and friends.

Click here for more information on the the 16st Annual Auction Auction for Excellence.

Five-minute film on the Indy 500 experience:

The Alco Black Beast with Janet Guthrie at the 2010 Vanderbilt Centennial Celebration at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, New York:

Willy T. Ribbs qualifying for the 1991 Indy 500 Race:

Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com:

Centennial Indy 500 Celebration:The Alco “Black Beast” in the Inaugural Indy 500 Race

Drivers Who Raced in the 1911 Indy 500 and the Vanderbilt Cup Races (1904-1910)

Index: Indy 500 Races

Five 1911 Indy 500 Films


Jan 30 2011 Robert E. Richer 10:16 AM

WOW, what a spectacular package!

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