Owners of the most popular rides receive a “cool prize” from the museum.
As we enumerated in our list of gearhead activities we miss during this quarantine, temporary suspension of various cars and coffee gatherings around the country might sting the sharpest. There really isn't a substitute for kicking tires and sharing a cup of joe with fellow enthusiasts in person, but the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and Indianapolis Cars and Coffee may have the next best thing. Break out the foam gun and the carnauba wax, because this coming Saturday, April 11, the museum will host its first "virtual edition" of its popular Speedway Cars and Coffee.
The IMS Museum normally hosts Speedway Cars and Coffee every second Saturday of the month between April and October. Now, in lieu of a physical gathering, the museum invites participants to submit a photo of their "cool cars" to either its Instagram or the Facebook event page on April 11 between 9 a.m. and noon Eastern, where visitors to the page will vote with their "likes" for their favorite cars. Considering it's not possible to post a photo to the profile of someone else's Instagram, we presume either tagging the museum or sending an image to the museum's account in private messages will be enough. The museum says the top three most popular participants from both Facebook and Instagram will receive a "cool prize" from both the museum and the Indianapolis Cars and Coffee organization.
So, what constitutes a "cool car" per the organizer's standards? "Pre-war classics to American Muscle, restomods, sports cars, and today's supercars" are invited to participate along with any "performance and classic [motorcycles]," and the museum note that any posts involving uninspiring rides like "production sedans, minivans, or bikes will be deleted." We're sure special accommodations will be made for owners of performance four-doors like Dodge Charger SRT Hellcats and the wide array of German performance sedans like BMW M cars and Mercedes-AMGs.