1998 Indianapolis 500 Event Corvettes
Festival Princess lap completes prior to the start of the
addition to the "real" Pace Cars, there were 105
Corvette Pace Car Replicas used at the race this year. There
were a mix of Automatics and Six-Speeds. These cars were assigned
to IMS officials, the Festival Parade Committee, and some
members of the Press. And there was one Corvette to be awarded
to the race winner, Eddie Cheever Jr.
most notable difference between the "real" Pace
cars and the Festival / Track cars was the custom strobe light
convertible deck lid that was used during the race. The bubble
behind the driver and passenger's head was more pronounced
and housed the lighting gear.
cars at offsite staging lot prior to receiving track
numbers. Note photo date, 2/19/1998.
at the Speedway prior to distribution.
All numbered and ready to go!
at the gate.....