|History of the Bronze Badge
The race fan possessing a Bronze Badge gets free admission
into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the month of May,
except race day. Perhaps more importantly, it also allows them
daily access to the garage area where they can get up close to
the drivers, race teams and race cars.
Current pricing (2016) for a Bronze Badge is $150.
Cardboard or laminate badges were utilized from the inaugural
Indianapolis 500 in 1911 through 1937, and were assigned only
to event participants.
Beginning in 1938, more durable metal badges were used before
IMS Bronze Badges made their debut in 1947 and were initially
sold to the general public in the early 1990s.
Today they all are cherished and valuable collectibles.
These badges are also made in silver and are appropriately
called Silver Badges. These get you into the pits These are not
available to the general public. (Some photos below are of the
Photos of All Indy 500 Bronze Badges
|INDIANAPOLIS 500 BRONZE BADGE
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