Posted by: Phil's Classic Chevys | January 24, 2011

What Goes Around Comes Around

2011 CAMARO TO PACE INDY 500

(Jan. 21,2011)

The annual Barrett-Jackson Auction is underway this week in Scottsdale, Arizona. During last night’s televised portion, (It’s on Speed Channel) Chevrolet announced that a Camaro will pace this year’s Indianapolis 500. They then unveiled the new pace car with a ’69 Pace Car in the background for good reason. The new pace car is a 2011 convertible that is a replication of the original ’69 version.

This year’s car is Summit White (original was Dover White), with orange stripes and lettering (original was Hugger Orange), and orange leather (original orange hounds tooth fabric) interior. There’s mention of them planning on building 50 of them. I don’t know if that’s the sum total of available cars to the public or cars for the Indy 500 Race and festival activities.

What do you think about the car?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Notice changes to the grille.

 

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Responses

  1. Great job on the blog!
    Do like the new Camaros and actually had a 69′ Z-28.
    Horsepower and style are cool but the trunks are really small, especially in the convertible! Not much room for a set of golf clubs!
    Oh well, I will just have to stick with the Vette!
    Looking forward to seeing them at the Indy 500 this year.


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