Monday, May 20, 2024

Automotif DIII...

With the Indy 500 you have the pace car itself, then you have "pace car" special editions sold by the manufacturer that are cosmetic clones. But there are additional marketing tie-ins! You'll see SUV's, for example, sold as "official vehicles", and then you have the official cars of the 500 Festival, which is the overarching organization for the Mini-Marathon, the 500 Festival Parade, and all the other events leading up to race day here in the Circle City.

For 2018, the fifty Festival Cars were Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Convertible Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Editions, which feature a distinctive "Orange Crush" paint job and the 455bhp 6.2 liter LT1 V-8. This one went rolling up College Avenue yesterday.