Detroit, Michigan – A special edition Chevrolet Camaro convertible will pace the 2011 Indianapolis 500. Both the race and Chevrolet celebrate their 100th anniversaries this year.
The first of 50 Indianapolis 500 Festival Committee cars will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale classic auto auction, with proceeds benefiting the David Foster Foundation, a charity devoted to supporting families with children in need of organ transplants and founded by David Foster, a Canadian music producer and songwriter.
The pace car and matching Festival cars will feature a Summit White exterior with orange stripes and door graphics, similar to the design used on the 1969 Camaro Indy pace car.
The first Chevrolet selected as the Indianapolis 500 pace car was the 1948 Fleetmaster Six. The company has paced the race 22 times including the 2011 event, more than any other manufacturer.