"Gene Hackman's '51 Chevy and the Hoosiers Team bus are both featured at the Indiana State Fair through 20 August. The '51 Chevy is in the Pacers Exhibition in the Harvest Pavilion and the bus is located in the Pioneer Village. Please come by and see us!"
Gene Hackman's '51 Chevy and the Hoosiers Team Bus participated in the 2023 Indy 500 Parade
A very animated crowd estimated at 200,000 people watched the parade and it will definitely be a highlight of the year!"
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
AAU Tournament at HG 1 July, 2023
AAU Tournament at HG 8 July, 2023
Linton Freedom Festival 3-5 July, 2023
Indiana State Fair (total days TBD) 28 July-20 August
Car Show - Dellen Auto Greenfield 8 October, 2023
Hoosier Gym Movie Night 4 November, 2023
If you'd like to donate to help preserve the Hickory Team Bus (now a registered 501c3) you can easily by scanning the QR code below.
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 Team Bus and Gene Hackman's '51 Chevy were at The Indiana State Fair August 17th.
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.