the 2002 Indianapolis 500 race, as mentioned on our
Pace car page, Chevrolet rushed three of the 2003 50th
Anniversary Red Corvette Coupes to serve as the "Official
Pace Car". Additionally, they sent quite a few
more support vehicles.
2002 track and festival cars included three 2002
Corvette convertibles in Speedway White and a
fleet of sixty-two Sebring Silver 2002 Chevy Camaro
Z28 convertibles. These cars were decorated with
Indy 500 graphics and were used for the 500 Festival
Parade and for VIP transportation.
above is one of the Camaro Festival cars in front
of the dealer promotion Corvettes, before they
have had their graphics applied at the Speedway.
to the right, pre-race activities include a parade
lap with the 500 Festival Princesses and their
Queen, seen here in the Camaro's assigned to the
Festival Committee this year.
addition to the 2003 Corvette pace cars and 2002 Corvette
and Camaro track and festival cars, an additional sixty-six
2002 Corvettes were used as part of the Indy 500 festivities.
Millennium Yellow and thirty-three Quicksilver Corvette
convertibles decorated with the 2002 Indy 500 logo and
American flags were used during the pre-race parade
laps to honor our veterans. These cars were part of
a dealer promotion and were distributed to Chevrolet
dealers around the North Central region to be sold to
the public after the race.