Milwaukee, Wis. (Feb. 20, 2014) – An IR-07 IndyCar will be on display and Indy Lights drivers Zach Veach and Matthew Brabham will sign autographs at the 2014 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show Saturday, March 1, from 3 – 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 2, from 11 a.m. – Noon. Fans are also invited take advantage of a special opportunity to go bowling with Zach and Matty Sunday evening, March 2, from 7 – 8 p.m. at “JB’s on 41,” 4040 S. 27th St. The cost is $9/person for bowling and shoe rental at the special event.
Veach has been an Andretti Autosport driver for several years, racing in each level of the Mazda Road to Indy with the team. Beyond being one of the nation’s most gifted young racing drivers, Zach Veach is an accomplished author, public speaker, and national spokesperson against bullying and distracted driving.
Matthew Brabham—or “Matty Brabs” as he’s known in the IndyCar paddock—is the reigning Pro Mazda Champion and is making the step to Indy Lights this year. He is a third generation racing driver, son of 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, Geoff Brabham, and grandson of three-time Formula One World Champion Sir Jack Brabham.
Showgoers can find the IR-07 Indy car and drivers in the hallway in front of the Luxury Room on the main floor.
In Room 103A adjacent to the show entrance, showgoers also can meet representatives of Automotive Dealers
Association of Mega Milwaukee, Inc. (ADAMM) and The Milwaukee Masterpiece, a weekend-long celebration of automotive art and design, Aug. 23 -24, at Veterans Park on the lakefront.
The Milwaukee Masterpiece will display a 1972 Ferrari Dino, a 1909 Brush and a 1956 Continental, exemplifying the diversity of models that typically are part of The Milwaukee Masterpiece concours d’elegance competition or Club Saturday At The M.
For 2014, ADAMM, The ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers and The Milwaukee Masterpiece are offering a Super Ticket for $49. The ticket, with a retail value of $70, provides admission to:
- Greater Milwaukee Auto Show, single-day general admission, Feb. 22 or 23, 2014, or at the purchaser’s discretion can be used for the 2015 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show Feb. 21 or 22, 2015
- Milwaukee IndyFest, Wisconsin State Fair Park, 2-day general admission pass Aug. 16-17, 2014, and
- The Milwaukee Masterpiece, 2-day general admission pass Aug. 23-24, 2014.
Facts about the IndyCar Series and the IR-07 Show Car
The IndyCar Series is the premier open-wheel racing series in the United States. It offers one of the most diverse and challenging schedules in motorsports with races held on ovals, permanent road courses and temporary street courses. The world-renowned Indianapolis 500 Mile Race serves as the centerpiece of the IndyCar Series schedule each year.
IR-07 Show Car Specifications
Body Style: Street/Road course setup
Shell Material: Carbon Fiber
Years of Use: Last used in 2011
Engine Type: V-8 Honda in 2011 and currently V-6 Honda Twin Turbo
Fuel Tank size: 22 Gallons and currently 18.5 Gallons
Weight: 1,525 lb. minimum on ovals and 1,600 lb. on road courses. Includes lubricants and coolants. Does not include fuel or driver.
Length: 16 feet (192”) minimum
Width: 6.5 feet (78.5”) maximum
CARS AND PERFORMANCE
- IndyCar features open-wheel, single-seat, open-cockpit cars with front and rear wings
- IndyCar features 2.2-liter, turbocharged, direct injected V-6 engines optimized to run up to 12,000 RPM. Honda and Chevrolet each manufacture their own models
- IndyCar runs on E85 fuel
- Cars produce approximately 500-700 horsepower
INDYCAR SERIES FAST FACTS
- Cars generate 5,000 pounds of downforce at 220 mph, enough to allow the car to run upside down if that speed is maintained.
- Each of the six pistons in an IndyCar engine travels nearly 1 mile up and down in the cylinder every minute.
- Cars accelerate from 0 to 100 mph in less than three seconds, more than nine seconds quicker than it takes a production Porsche 911 Turbo street car to reach the same speed.