The Vintage Indy Registry™ is pleased to announce that Son of Indy™ artist William Homeier has generously donated his original painting of the 1972 “Parnelli” to be auctioned Friday eve August 24th at the Open Wheel Icons BBQ & Awards gathering.
Variety Children’s Charity of St Louis. benefits from the auction sale of this Son of Indy original. Variety St. Louis empowers local children with special needs through durable medical equipment and therapy as well as educational and recreational programs. Through these services, Variety St. Louis strives to build self-esteem, teach new skills, encourage socialization and establish independence in each Variety Kid they serve.
The 1972 classic Indycar, recently restored by Chuck Jones, will be on display.
“Parnelli’s Vel’s Samsonite Special“
Winning bidder will be announced at the BBQ at 6:00PM, Friday, August 24th, 2018. This event is being held as part of Gateway MSP’s Rumble Before the Roar Party Zone at the event. If you’re interested in the original or reproductions (canvas giclée or aluminum panel) inquire on our contact page.
Coordinating the charity auction will be Wes Edwards, Variety’s Major Gift Officer. Many in the Indy Car community know Wes as a life long fan and father of “Kid Indy” his son Hanks. Variety the Children’s Charity of St Louis has been providing kids with special needs vital medical equipment, therapies, and programs for over 80 years, and is a wonderful cause, so please bid generously.
Artist William Homeier, who is the son of 1950s Indianapolis 500 driver Bill Homeier, will be present along with his original works including not only the Samsonite car but also his latest work “Whoosh” (30″x40″ Acrylic on Canvas) which features the iconic 1967 STP Turbine car.
Interested in “Whoosh!”? Inquire here
Originals and posters will be available.
Pre-order your Open Wheel Icons/Vintage Indycar Registry posters (pre-event price – $25.00 each; shipping not included) featuring either featuring Son of Indy’s Vel’s Samsonite Special or the STP-Turbocar “Whoosh!” . Men’s short sleeve tees featuring these images are available as well.
All posters will be shipped after the Gateway Open Wheel Icons and Indycar weekend. A limited number will be available during the event weekend at the race.
Gateway Motorsports Park’s 2018 Bommarito Automotive 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race is scheduled for Saturday, August 25, 2018. Practice is Friday.
The Bommartio 500 Indycar Weekend, held at Gateway Motorsports Park will showcase the Indycar Series as well as the Pro Mazda Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series and a tour of motorsports history presented by Vintage Indycar Registry.
The full weekend schedule is here: Indycar Bommarito500 Weekend Schedule.