Which Corvette should pace the Indy 500 in 2010?
2010 Indy 500 Corvette Pace Car Speculation
by K. Scott Teeters
Score another accolade for the Bow Tie Boys at Chevrolet for the 2010 Camaro Indy 500 Pace Car at the 2009 Indy 500 race. Now that all the fan-fair has died down, the question naturally arises, “What will pace the ‘10 Indy 500?” Continue reading
Indy 500 Corvette Pace Cars Tribute Art
First, a bit of Corvette pace car history by Vette magazine
artist and columnist, K. Scott Teeters:
Corvettes Pace the Indy 500 a record ten times since 1978.
(Will Corvette Do It Again Soon?)
“The Indy 500 race is arguably the most popular race in motor-sports. Early in ‘78 the Corvette world went wild with speculation when news was released that the Corvette would be the Indy 500 pace car, and that replicas would be available. Priced at what was then a mind-boggling $13,653, some buyers paid as much as $25,000 to grab a piece of Corvette history!
Eight years later, the Corvette was again chosen to pace the ‘86 Indy 500. But this time, Chevrolet trumped speculators and designated all ‘86 Corvette roadsters as “pace car replicas.” Since then, Corvette Pace Car-replicas have been limited-production cars and are highly collectible. Continue reading