1998 C5 Featured a color scheme that was like no other. An exclusive Radar Blue paint with extensive Indy 500 graphics, yellow wheels, and yellow interior accents.
2004 C5 Corvette performed the Indy 500 pace car duties for the sixth time.
2013 C7 It marks a record 12th time the Corvette has served as the Pace Car.
Who will be the 2022 Indy 500 PACE CAR?
Mario on Mar 21, 2022 said:
It took the 25th Anniversary Corvette C3 to become the first Corvette Indy 500 Pace car in 1978.
In 2002 the 50th Anniversary Corvette C5 was chosen as the Indy 500 Pace car.
A record five in a row, Corvette was the Indy 500 pace car from model years 2004 C5 to 2008 C6.
In 2012 the C6 2013 Corvette ZR1 was the most powerful production car up until that time to ever pace the famous race with 638 hp.
But in 2018 a 2019 C7 ZR1 with 755 horsepower was the Indy 500 Pace car. It was so powerful it was crashed by a GM Executive driving the car at the race.
The 2020 C8 first ever Mid-engined Corvette is the pace car for the 2020 Indy 500. GM President Mark Reuss was behind the wheel and luckily did not crash the car!
And in 2021 a C8 Corvette was the Indy 500 pace car, the most times of any car with 18 times. Second place is the Camaro with 9 times.[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Mar 23, 2022 said:
Well well well......I just looked into buying a 78 Pace Car. But it was FAR FAR FAR from a stock Pace Car.
It WAS a Pace Car but the owner pulled the enemic 180 HP engine and installed a 400 SBC and out went the auto trans and in went a Tremec 5 Speed. He also added suspension components and larger wheels, tires and brakes.
It's a sure sleeper of a Pace Car.....he sent me a video of POV driving and the rear tires either screamed in pain or were crying outloud in joy as they went up in smoke.
He had most of the OEM parts that went with the sale. Sadly shipping the car AND the parts got quite pricey with the recent gas hikes.
I've trimmed down my search areas now with the increased costs of transport.
And the hunt goes on.......as ELmer Fudd said:
Bee Berry Berry Twyit, I'm huntin a waskulwee hot wad..............huh huh huh huh ....[Reply to this comment]
Mario on Mar 23, 2022 said:
Hi Rob, it must be fun looking to buy an older Corvette. Enjoy the Journey. Not many of us can afford to do that. Don't worry I know you'll find a good one. Take your time and don't get frustrated. It's all good! I hope you find the best Corvette and enjoy it! Cheers.[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Mar 23, 2022 said:
I would say, it's becoming LESS fun looking for a car. I just got my lot cleared beside my house for a 24x24 metal garage to be built soon.
I'm thinking instead of a car, I may start buying used farm tractors and use that as my hobby.
A big block John Deere may just suit MY NEED FOR SPEED[Reply to this comment]
Mario on Mar 26, 2022 said:
Hey Rob, a friend of mine is selling his 68 Corvette convertible, 327ci, 350hp rebuilt 5 yrs ago, good top, exc body, garaged, new tires, brakes, rotors, battery, master cyl, shocks, tie rods, ball joints, etc. Are you interested? I added a pic on this site. email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Mar 27, 2022 said:
That's an awesome looking stock ride. I'm leaning more toward one that needs some tweaks, like my own personlization. I'd hate to take a beautiful stock 68 and change it. It looks and sounds awesome as it sits. Thanks for the lead. Someone will own a nice piece of Corvette culture. Rob[Reply to this comment]