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[ACCIDENT] Man Pulled from Burning C5 Indy 500 Corvette Pace Car


The driver of a 1998 Indy 500 Corvette Pace Car had to be pulled from the burning car after a wreck near the Chippewa Township, Pa., entrance ramp onto I-376 on Sunday afternoon.

The driver’s side of the convertible was badly damaged in the fire, though the car was still recognizable as a Indianapolis Pace Car on the passenger side, with its distinctive paint job and wheels .

Collectible Corvettes: 1995 Indy 500 Corvette Pace Car


The fourth generation Corvette (C4) marked its eleventh anniversary in 1995 and the General Motors design team made the C4 more refined than ever before. Corvette took a step up in performance and sophistication with larger brake rotors, traction control and optional run-flat tires. But the big news for 1995 was the selection of Corvette to pace the Indy 500. It marked the third time that the marque would do the honors and the second time that Chevrolet would build a limited number of Pace Car replicas for the public.

[VIDEO] Jeff Gordon Drives the 2015 Corvette Z06 Indy 500 Pace Car


Most Memorial Day weekends, NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon is found preparing for the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. This Memorial Day weekend, he’ll be pulling the infamous “double” with a bit of a twist. While some drivers have attempted to drive both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, Gordon will be in Indianapolis this Sunday to drive the 2015 Corvette Z06 pace car before jetting off to Charlotte to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup 600 mile race later in the day.

Throwback Thursday: 1978 Corvette Paces the Indy 500

It’s race week in Indianapolis with the running of the 98th Indy 500 on Sunday so it seems fitting to feature a little history about the first time a Corvette was used as the pace car at the famous race. It was 36 years ago this weekend that Corvette first made its appearance at the Brickyard with the 1978 Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car.

[VIDEO] 1978 Corvette Pace Car with 4.4 miles to be auctioned in September

Just when you might be thinking that all the old “barn finds” have surely been discovered by now, you hear about someone like the Lambrechts.

Ray and Mildred Lambrecht have been running Lambrecht Chevrolet in Pierce, Nebraska for the past 50 years – with just one other employee – but since they’re getting on up in years now, they’ve made the tough decision to shut the business down.

[PICS] The Corvette Pace Cars of Bloomington Gold 2013

Each year at Bloomington Gold there are several special groupings of Corvettes on display. This year we were especially looking forward to seeing the 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car from this year’s Indianapolis 500. Little did we know that the Pace Car Registry was assembling a collection of 1 example of every Corvette Pace Car that’s led the field at Indy.

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In yesterday’s official announcement from GM that named 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh as the official driver of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car for the Indy 500, there was a paragraph that described the known performance specs for the new C7 sports car. According to the release, the 6.2L LT1 V8 makes 455 horsepower, not the 450 estimated hp that we’ve been told since the engine’s unveiling last fall.

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