Indianapolis, Indiana – Though they both cater to the automotive aftermarket, the annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show differs from SEMA in that there’s an obvious racing focus—and that’s good news for us, because it means we get to drool over famous, historical, and otherwise awesome race vehicles.

Now that we’re back from Indy, check out the photo gallery below and you’ll see what caught our eye.

Yeah, it’s a Doozey. A 1914 Duesenberg Special race car, that is. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Tony Stewart’s race-winning SRX #14 car. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Don’t ask us how, but the folks at Eibach managed to fit an entire stadium truck into their booth. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Farmtruck from Street Outlaws No Prep Kings made an appearance too. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
This particular Super Bee sports a Gen. III Hemi swap. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
This race-spec Nissan 240SX sat in stark contrast to that aforementioned Super Bee parked nearby. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Speaking of contrast, how about a Hemi-powered Ford hot rod? (Image/OnAllCylinders)
The show’s in Indianapolis after all, so it’s no surprise to see the Indycar ranks well represented. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Electric vehicles were a big focus at this year’s show, earning their own wing of the event hall. This Formula E racer was there greeting folks at the entrance. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Don Garlits’ 1,200 horsepower electric dragster, Swamp Rat #38, was there too. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Nearby, there was a student-built EV dragster cleverly named “Field Trip.” But what’s even more clever is that they built its battery pack into an ordinary rooftop cargo carrier. Nice work. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Other companies showcased their race-ready EV conversion tech. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
With its body removed, you can get a better idea of the layout of an EVSR electric race car. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Interestingly, Chevy brought out its 2023 Ultium eCrate EV drivetrain package. Many of its components are borrowed from the Chevy Bolt EV, and you can connect it to pretty much any standard GM transmission. You see it here atop a 1957 Chevy frame and there’s a 4L60E behind the 200 horsepower electric motor. (Image/OnAllCylinders)

What started off as a 1968 Subaru 360 Kei Car is now the winner of the 2022 Grassroots Motorsports $2,000 Challenge. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
King of the Hammers winner Eric Miller rolled his Ultra4 racer into the convention hall. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
The NHRA was out in force, specifically with cars like Alexis Dejoria’s Toyota Supra Funny Car. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
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NASCAR was on the scene as well, thanks to Kooks Headers. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
A quick stroll through the event halls and you’ll see pretty much every flavor of professional and amateur racing well represented. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
It may look old, but this 1920 Model T speedster was actually assembled fairly recently to compete in the Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb, where it’s already picked up a few first place honors. In addition to fabricated body tub, it’s got a 177 cubic inch Model T engine block with upgrades like JE Pistons, a SCAT crank, and an electric ignition. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Greg Stelse brought his 1957 Pontiac Star Chief to the show too—and yes, it’s packin’ Pontiac power. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Split-bumper Camaros are awesome. But a split-bumper Camaro with a supercharged LT4 V8? *Chef’s Kiss* (Image/OnAllCylinders)

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Author: Paul Sakalas

Paul is the editor of OnAllCylinders. When he's not writing, you'll probably find him fixing oil leaks in a Jeep CJ-5 or roof leaks in an old Corvette ragtop. Thanks to a penchant for vintage Honda motorcycles, he spends the rest of his time fiddling with carburetors and cleaning chain lube off his left pant leg.