Indiana Fairs and Festivals Convention 6-7 January, 2023
Knightstown Middle School at the Hoosier Gym 17 January, 2023
Hoosier Gym Event February 5, 2023
Elks Hoop Shoots 25 February, 2023
AAU Tournament at HG 11 March, 2023
Hoosier Gym All-Star Game 29 April, 2023
Hickory Car Show 20 May, 2023
Indy 500 Parade 27 May, 2023
New Castle Memorial Day Parade 29 May, 2023
Touch a Truck, Greenfield 11 June, 2023
New Castle Citizens Bank Appreciation Day 30 June, 2023
AAU Tournament at HG 1 July, 2023
AAU Tournament at HG 8 July, 2023
Linton Freedom Festival 3-5 July, 2023
Elkhart 4H Fair (proposed) Late July
Indiana State Fair (total days TBD) 28 July-20 August
Frankton Heritage Days Festival (proposed); Justin Steinwachs Memorial Car Show 16 September, 2023
Riley Parade 7 October, 2023
Car Show - Dellen Auto Greenfield 8 October, 2023
Hoosier Gym Movie Night 4 November, 2023
We're looking forward to a great 2023 with the "Hoosiers" team bus and Gene Hackman's 1951 Chevy. We'll have the vehicles featured at the Hoosier Gym regularly and intend to venture more widely around the state. Let us know if you're interested in having one or both vehicles at your sporting or charity event, festival or fair.
Both the Hickory Husker Bus and Gene Hackman Car were at
Indiana State Fair Indianapolis In. August 17th
Boondocks Event Knightstown In. August 20th
Rushville 200th Anniversary Event Rushville, In. September 17th
Knightstown Homecoming Parade Knightstown, In. September 21st
Pendleton Parade Pendleton, In. September 23rd (proposed)
Jamie Ward Event Hoosier Gym Knightstown, In. September 29th (proposed)
Greenfield Riley Days Parade Greenfield, In. October 8th
Both the Hickory Team Bus and Gene Hackman's '51 Chevy were at The Indiana State Fair August 17th.
The Hickory Bus was welcomed back to Indiana with a police, fire, and emergency vehicle escort to the Hoosier Gym, on Saturday, March 13th, 2021. An enthusiastic crowd met the Bus and learned about its history. The crowd was able to take photos and even climb aboard.
The Hickory Bus and the Gene Hackman Car will be a regular display at Hoosier Gym Events.
To know if the Bus and the Car will be at the Gym on the day you are visiting check the Gym's social media. Instagram: @hoosiergym Twitter: @thehoosiergym Facebook: facebook.com/thehoosiergym
"After nearly a quarter century I'm thrilled that the Hickory Team Bus is coming back to Indiana. It has been an amazing journey, and labor of love, since we began restoring it in 1996. I'm looking forward to partnering with the Hoosier Gym to support Indiana basketball at all levels, Hoosier sports across the board, and a variety of charity events and festivals around the state. I hope everyone has a chance to see the bus, and enjoy the family and movie stories of this most recent addition to the rich history of Indiana basketball." - Darryll Baker, Owner of the Hickory Husker Bus
Hickory Husker Bus
Famous for appearing in the movie, Hoosiers, this bus has been beloved by many. It returned home to Knightstown recently and is owned by Darryll and Kathy Baker of Greenfield Indiana. The bus has participated in many different events from parades for the Indy 500 to the Pacers and now it will be part of the Hoosier Gym events in the future.
Gene Hackman Car
The 1951 Chevrolet Deluxe two-door car was used by the academy-award winning actor Gene Hackman in the movie Hoosiers. It can be seen in the four-minute opening credits of the movie: youtu.be/r74qegjbF28
It has returned home to Indiana and is owned by Bob and Jan Brown of Seal Beach California and Greenfield Indiana. The car is often parked at the gym on special event days or it may randomly show up on a sunny Indiana day.