Robert Graham Special Latest Car in Dreyer & Reinbold Family Legacy
Dreyer & Reinbold – Kingdom Racing will unveil “The Old and the New” this Friday (May 8) at noon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to celebrate the Dreyer & Reinbold Family Legacy at the world’s greatest racing facility.
The latest car from the Dreyer & Reinbold Family Racing legacy, the No. 24 Robert Graham Special driven by veteran Townsend Bell, will be displayed on the bricks behind the Pagoda along with a historic Floyd “Pop” Dreyer-built and owned race car from the 1930s.
Robert Graham, the New York-based luxury men’s fashion brand, returns to the 99th Indy 500 after debuting as a primary partner of Bell’s entry in 2014 “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The No. 24 car has one of the wildest paint schemes in the 99th Indy 500 along with a tribute to Jeff Gordon in the cockpit area.
The Dreyer & Reinbold family legacy dates back to the 1927 Indy 500 when “Pop” Dreyer served as a mechanic and crewman on the Benny Shoaff/Babe Stapp-driven Duesenberg. Dreyer later became a world-renowned race car builder including building bodies for the entire 1931 Indy 500 front row. He also built and owned series- winning sprint cars and midgets.
In addition, Floyd Dreyer Jr. was a crewman on Lloyd Ruby’s Indy 500 car in the 1960s and 1970s as well as Dennis Reinbold’s uncle, Bill Spoerle, who was crew chief of Elmer George’s Indy 500 entry in the 1960s. Spoerle later became the restoration director for the IMS Hall of Fame Museum.
WHAT: Dreyer & Reinbold – Kingdom Racing “The Old and the New” Unveiling
WHEN: Friday, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pagoda, NOON
WHO: Townsend Bell and Dennis Reinbold
DETAILS: Unveiling of the No. 24 Robert Graham Special for the 99th Indy 500 with the 1930’s Pop Dreyer car