• May 24, 2009
The car above is the pace car for this year's Indianapolis 500, a special edition 2010 Camaro. If you want to see it in action, then you'll need to watch the race -- Chevrolet says it won't be making a pace car replica for people who don't drive on the oval. Chevy copied and sold the four previous iterations of Camaro Indy 500 pace cars thousands of times.

This time, though, a spokesman said, "In order to keep special editions special, we can't go to that well too often." Which means someone decided that a rare trip to the well would be better served by producing a Bumblebee Camaro than an Indy pace car edition, even though the original Camaro Indy 500 pace car editions still attract collectors 42 years after the fact...




[Source: Inside Line]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      No pace car replica yet they come up with a bumblebee transformers replica? how gay is that?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Exactly my thoughts. WTF!?
      • 5 Years Ago
      People still care about this race?
      dmoneycivicsi
      • 5 Years Ago
      i can hear the rednecks crying already
        • 5 Years Ago
        @dmoneycivicsi
        'cos "redneck" denotes a glorious absence of sophistication*. something which can be changed, unlike your other examples.

        *yes, I stole this from Jeff Foxworthy
        • 5 Years Ago
        @dmoneycivicsi
        Jim,
        but redneck is a 'lifestyle choice' and should be protected by hate crimes bill
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car belongs in the "No One Cares" file.

      How about Chevy makes a really special edition...out of themselves...and goes out of business so that someone can scoop up the Chapter 11 mess and run the company right and make cars that are relevant.

      Yeah I just said that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So what, the only real excitement coming from GM at present is going to be delivered June 1st. If a limited edition pony car gets your joneses going look no further than across town. The Blue Oval boys can be counted on the near future create some type of niche Mustang. We've seen it all in the past. The countless Shelby GT versions to the humble but well intended Warriors in Pink 'stang. So if pony car couture is your deal and you needa garage princess count of Ford to deliver soon.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Apparently they care enough to post that they don't care.
      • 5 Years Ago
      BIG misteak. GM has got to get people back into the excitment of something we are excited by. Don't they want a new collectable??
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now, had they done a white convertible with orange stripes...that would have been special.
      • 5 Years Ago
      but they don't pace indy every year so exclusivity is still guaranteed.
        • 5 Years Ago
        JN,

        You arent watching the race because of the pacecar?? HAHAHAH

        Who care what paces the race when Honda engines are what power every single one of the racecars?
        • 5 Years Ago
        You're kidding, right? Chevrolet is pacing the 500 for the 8th year in a row. That's BS. Period.

        When Tony Hulman was alive, a different manufacturer got the call each year to provide the pace car. That was a tradition that his grandson, who has managed to take the Greatest Spectacle in Racing -- and just about every other enterprise the family has interest in -- into something mediocre at best.

        Add the fact that the new Camaro is about the ugliest pile of dog crap on four wheels and you understand why I'm not sorry there won't be replicas.

        For the first time in my 31 years on this earth, I will NOT be watching or listening to the race this year. I've got better ways to spend my time.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is a wise decision. This Pace Car looks, and probably smells, like a$$!
        • 5 Years Ago
        i got right up next to it this afternoon & didn't notice any stank, but my allergies were flaring up so i'm not the best witness.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Stupid decision. Replicas increase the fan-base for the Car. Give people an opportunity to own something unique, and increase SALES. Something GM needs badly. Whatever....
      • 5 Years Ago
      I dont care about this....as opposed to caring bout the actual Race
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