The 98th ever Indianapolis 500 is set to run on May 25th with honorary pace car rights being handled by none other than the 2014 Camaro Z/28. But on Wednesday afternoon, the track was already lined with Camaros for the annual festival car presentation.
Festival cars have reminded Indianapolis area residents of the upcoming annual race since the 1960’s. They are designed to grab peoples’ attention, so this year, 33 Camaro SS convertibles were recruited for the job. They are all identical, sporting a black exterior with black rims, a black soft top and a black interior.
“Typically, the 500 Festival car ends up being a Camaro and it’s a different one every year,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles told WISH TV. “This is a great one. It has 400 horsepower and is black on black. This is going to be a fantastic car, decked out to the nines with all the electronic stuff. When people see them around the community, I encourage them to ask whoever’s driving to let them take a look, because that’s what they’re out there for. They’re out there so people can take a look at these cars.”
The 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on Sunday, May 25. In the meantime, the Camaro festival cars can be seen around the Indianapolis area adorned with the Indianapolis 500 event logo.