Opening Day – Indiaanapolis Motor Speedway
The long awaited announcement came on May 2, 2013, the new 7th generation 2014 Corvette Stingray would be the Pace Car for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 was just what Corvette owners in Indiana wanted to hear. On May 11th, Opening Day at the Legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Corvette owners would get the chance to see the Pace Car up close (some for the 1st time). They participated in a parade lap around the world famous oval. The first lap was lead by the 2012 Corvette Pace Car and for the 2nd lap the 2014 came out to lead the pack. Close to 200 Corvettes descended on dealerships around Indiana for Police escorted caravans to the track. Members from Circle City Corvette Club made their way from our club sponsor and several other dealers through out central Indiana. The day started with what ended up being 2 & 1/2 laps around the track. Then it was the unveiling of the Pace Car VIN 0001, a short Q&A with the lead designer, lunch, and then everyone ventured outside to the watch practice, visit the garages, or view the Vintage/Classic Car Show behind the Pagoda. It was a fun day for all who participated.