was the second year that Corvette paced the Indianapolis
500. This year, 56 Corvette Convertibles and 2 Coupes
were used as support vehicles for the race. Although
the "real" Corvette Pace cars were Yellow,
since all 1986 Convertibles were considered "Pace
Cars" and came with the decal kits, numerous
colors were used at the Speedway for race support.
These cars were assigned to IMS executives and track
officials, manufacturer representatives, USAC officials,
TV and Radio Personalities, used as Chevrolet Courtesy
cars, and one was even asssigned to the Pace Car Driver,
General Chuck Yeager.
General Yeager in his assigned track car, #61.
YOU own one of the track cars?? There is a good chance
if the last 6 digits of your 1986 Convertible VIN
is #901267 or less, or your coupe is 119646 or 119657!
your car is not registered with our Corvette Pace
Car Registry, register today!
thanks to Ron McQueeney for digging into the IMS Photo
archives for these Vintage photos !