It’s an annual tradition for Chevrolet to provide the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with ‘Festival Cars’ to be used to promote the Indy 500. Last year they brought out a hoard of black-on-black Camaro SS Convertibles to help promote the festival and they’ve returned this year with an even more stunning set of white SS convertibles.
As Next Gen Indy reports, Chevy introduced the 2015 Festival Cars last Thursday with a ‘100 Camaro drive-away’ on the tarmac of The Brickyard. The 2015 Festival Cars are based on the new Camaro Commemorative Edition and come equipped with the Bowtie’s 6.2-liter LS3 V8, a six-speed automatic transmission, a ZL1 rear spoiler and model-exclusive graphics. They will be driven around central Indiana in order to promote the race until the start of the race on May 9.
“As a nonprofit organization committed to enriching lives and celebrating the impact of the Indianapolis 500, our board members travel the state in the Festival cars, participating in various community outreach programs and in the numerous events we produce that draw in excess of 500,000 people annually,” Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival, said in a prepared statement.
In addition to rolling out the new Festival Cars, Chevy also extended its partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for another three years. This will allow Chevy to continue as the official sponsor of the three main events held at IMS, the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis 500, and the Your Hero’s Name Here 400, and will see Chevy provide pace cars for each of the events.
“The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Chevrolet have over a century of history together and we’re delighted with the opportunity to continue that rich heritage,” said Indianapolis Motor Speedway president J. Douglas Boles. “Race fans will see Chevrolets all over IMS during the Month of May and also in July, where Chevy will continue to be the only car to ever lead the field at the Brickyard 400.”