In addition to the four 2019 Corvette Grand Sports that will serve as official pace cars to the 103rd Indianapolis 500 this Sunday, there is also a batch of matching Indy 500 2019 Corvette Stingray Convertibles that have been running around Indianapolis since the beginning of May.
These official “Festival” cars allow the race organizers to share the excitement of the Indy 500 with members of the media and other significant members of the community.
Today we caught this video of local TV personality Dave Faust of WRTV Channel 6 who had the opportunity to drive the 2019 Corvette Stingray Festival Car for exactly five hours. So he picked up Don Davidson who is the longtime historian of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and together they drove to a donut shop.
We always enjoy watching first timers drive a Corvette (how do we get in this thing?), and we also enjoy listening to the stories told by Davidson as he has been with IMS for over 50 years. One other thing we learned is that Donald Davidson is the only full-time historian actually employed by a race track.
Although Chevy isn’t releasing an Pace Car special edition this year, the 50+ 2019 Corvette Stingray Indy 500 Festival Cars are documented and will be sent to select Chevy dealerships who will sell them to the public.
The 103rd Indianapolis 500 will be broadcasted this Sunday on NBC with the green flag waving at 12:45 pm ET.
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