Admission to the Museum is free for Federal Employees and three family members through Feb. 21.
The Museum will be closing early on March 13 prior to our Apollo 9 event. Last tickets will be sold at 2:30, the Museum will close at 3:00.
This Watson-Offy Roadster raced in the 48th Indianapolis 500 on Saturday, May 30, 1964. Number 95 was driven by Chuck Stevenson and started in the 29th position. On the second lap of the race, another car (No. 83) lost control on turn four and struck the inside wall, initiating a fiery seven-car accident that claimed the lives of two drivers (Eddie Sachs and Dave MacDonald) and forced Stevenson from the race with heavy damage. A.J. Foyt would go on to win the race—the last race won by a front-engine “roadster” (all subsequent races have been won by rear-engine, formula-style cars).