The Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week pulled the cover off of the 2022 Chevy Camaro SS Festival Event Cars, which will be used to promote the Indy 500 throughout April and May.
The Indy 500 Festival Event Car is a long-time tradition of the Great American Race. Roughly 50 identical vehicles are dressed up in Indy 500 decals and are lent to central Indiana business leaders and dignitaries, who drive them around the Indianapolis area during the lead-up to the race in April and May to promote the event.
This year’s Indy 500 Festival Event Car is based on the 2022 model year Chevy Camaro SS Convertible. All 50 cars are finished in the Wild Cherry Tintcoat exterior color and feature special decals, which were designed by the Chevrolet Performance Design Studio in Michigan, promoting the 106th Running of the Indy 500. Other features of the car include a Ceramic White interior, Brembo front and rear performance brakes with red calipers and 20-inch black-painted aluminum wheels. Each of these cars also carries a unique GM option code, further differentiating them from a regular, run-of-the-mill Camaro SS Convertible.
Dean Stramer, Chevrolet Camaro marketing and advertising manager, congratulated the Chevy design team for their work on this year’s Indy 500 Festival Event Cars.
“We’re glad to continue the tradition of providing Festival Event Cars to build excitement for the Indianapolis 500,” said Stramer. “Our Chevrolet Design team did a great job making this year’s Camaro a stand-out.”
The 50 festival event cars were lined up on the front straight of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday for the debut event and a celebratory group photo. Allison Melangton, the senior VP for IndyCar series owner Penske Entertainment, was present at this week’s debut event, along with 500 Festival vice president Pat Merna and Chevy Motorsports marketing boss Todd Christensen, among others.
“The ‘Festival Event Cars’ have reminded Indianapolis-area residents of the upcoming Indianapolis 500 since the 1960s, and this year’s fleet of unique Camaros again will turn heads as they are driven around Central Indiana,” the Indy 500 organizing group said in a prepared statement.
The 106th Indy 500 will go green on Sunday, May 29th, 2022.