Open Wheel Collectibles Expo 2013

Hunter Collection, Heritage Auctions Highlight the Open Wheel Collectibles Expo at Fairgrounds May 23-25, 2013.

Many new features should grab the attention of those attending the inaugural Open Wheel Collectibles and Sports Memorabilia Expo at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The event will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the DuPont Pavilion.

The Expo is being hosted by long-time hobby show promoters John and Joyce Douglas.

The event’s title sponsor is Heritage Auctions from Dallas, Texas. The show features the collection of Dr. Harlen Hunter, including doors from Gasoline Alley, the most complete Indy 500 autograph collection known to exist, over 60 signed helmets, a complete run of Indy 500 programs including the 1911 signed by Ray Harroun and the ‘Harvest Program,’ a complete run of all the IMS metal badges and most of the celluloid and cardboards, tickets back to 1909, early NASCAR items, one of the largest collections of those who have driven the Daytona 500, bound volumes of Speed Age and other historical reference works, to mention just a fraction.

Many of the prime items from Dr. Hunter’s collection will be on display at the Open Wheel Expo in Indy. There will also be a booth with some items for sale from “The Hunter Collection.”

Show hours are 4:00-8:00 on Thursday. The Hoosier Hundred will be run on Thursday beginning at 8:00. Friday hours are 1:30-7:30, and Saturday hours are 9:30-4:30. Saturday is Family Day with reduced admission.

Autograph guests will be present all three days, including guests from some of the mainstream sports.

Author Tom Saal will be present to sign copies of his “fresh off the press” new auto racing book that is geared to young people.

Check the event’s website regularly for updates on appearances and other pertinent information. That address is: You can contact Expo management at: [email protected]

Dates: 23-25 May 2013
Venue: Dupont Pavilion, Indiana State Fairgrounds
City: Indianapolis
State: Indiana
Country: United States

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