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Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman

Dec 27, 2007

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From left: Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, Indianapolis Motor Speedway President and Chief Operating Officer Joie Chitwood, Chevrolet General Manager Ed Peper

Dec 27, 2007

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In addition to the exterior color scheme, the anniversary models are equipped with a special, two-tone titanium-color interior, with the Indianapolis 500 logo embroidered on the seats.

Dec 27, 2007

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IMS President and COO Joie Chitwood, front, and Chevrolet GM Ed Peper finish unveiling the 30th anniversary commemorative edition Indianapolis 500 Pace Car on Dec. 27 at the Indianapolis Auto Show.

Dec 27, 2007

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Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Emerson Fittipaldi will drive this Pace Car during the pace laps of the 92nd Indianapolis 500.

Dec 27, 2007

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Chevrolet GM Ed Peper, left, and IMS President and COO Joie Chitwood, right, applaud the unveiling of the 30th anniversary commemorative edition Corvette Pace Car.

Dec 27, 2007

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The famed IMS Wing and Wheel logo is embroidered into the headrest of the 2008 Indy 500 30th anniversary commemorative edition Corvette Pace Car.

Dec 27, 2007

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Dec 27, 2007

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This is the record 10th time that a Corvette will pace the Indianapolis 500.

Dec 27, 2007

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Customized Corvette Z06 E85 concept Pace Car that runs on E85 ethanol fuel (front), with the 30th anniversary commemorative edition Pace Car (rear)

Dec 27, 2007

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The cover is pulled from the 1978 Corvette Pace Car, the first 'Vette to pace "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." The 30th anniversary commemorative edition Corvette Pace Car for the 2008 Indy 500 pays homage to this iconic vehicle.

Dec 27, 2007

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The 92nd Indianapolis 500 logo on the side of the black-and-silver commemorative edition Pace Car that marks the 30th anniversary of the celebrated 1978 Pace Car.

Dec 27, 2007

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IMS President and Chief Operating Officer Joie Chitwood in the 30th anniversary commemorative edition Pace Car.

Dec 27, 2007

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IMS President and COO Joie Chitwood, left, and Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman unveil the E85 concept Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car for the 2008 Indianapolis 500.

Dec 27, 2007

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The E85 concept Corvette Pace Car, front, and the 30th anniversary commemorative edition Pace Car

Dec 27, 2007

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The 1978 Corvette Pace Car, left, and the 30th anniversary commemorative edition Corvette Pace Car for the 2008 Indianapolis 500

Dec 27, 2007

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This is the first time in Indianapolis 500 history, which dates back to the inaugural race in 1911, that two cars will pace "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

Dec 27, 2007

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Apart from the fuel system and powertrain controller revisions required to run E85, the Z06 concept Pace Car is mechanically stock.

Dec 27, 2007

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From left: Chevrolet General Manager Ed Peper, Indianapolis Motor Speedway President and Chief Operating Officer Joie Chitwood, Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman in front of the E85 concept Corvette Pace Car

Dec 27, 2007

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The 92nd Indianapolis 500 logo on the side of the black-and-silver commemorative edition Pace Car that marks the 30th anniversary of the celebrated 1978 Pace Car.

Dec 27, 2007

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The stylish interior of one of the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Indy 500 Pace Cars

Dec 27, 2007

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The E85 concept Corvette Pace Car, front, and the 30th anniversary commemorative edition Pace Car

Dec 27, 2007

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IMS President and COO Joie Chitwood, front, and Chevrolet GM Ed Peper begin to unveil the 30th anniversary commemorative edition Indianapolis 500 Pace Car.

Dec 27, 2007

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Chevrolet GM Ed Peper, left, and IMS President and COO Joie Chitwood remove the cover from the 30th anniversary commemorative edition Corvette Pace Car.

Dec 27, 2007

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Chevrolet will produce a total of 500 Pace Car replicas in both coupe and convertible form, each signed personally by Emerson Fittipaldi at the Corvette’s Bowling Green, Ky., assembly plant.

Dec 27, 2007

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Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and the 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car

Dec 27, 2007

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Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi, who will drive a Pace Car at the 2008 Indy 500, speaks on the video screen in front of the 30th anniversary commemorative edition Corvette Pace Car.

Dec 27, 2007

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The two Chevrolet Corvette Pace Cars for the 2008 Indianapolis 500 are shown on video on the front straightaway of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the cars' unveiling Dec. 27 at the Indianapolis Auto Show.

Dec 27, 2007

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The E85 concept Pace Car is distinguished by a unique Gold Rush Green color-shifting paint scheme that changes between hues of green and gold when viewed from different angles and in different light.

Dec 27, 2007

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The 30th anniversary commemorative edition Pace Car features a paint scheme that pays homage to the original Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car of 1978, which became an instant classic and collectors' item.

Dec 27, 2007

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1989 and 1993 Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi will drive the E85 concept Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car on the pace lap of the 92nd Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 25, 2008.

Dec 27, 2007

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IMS President and COO Joie Chitwood, left, and Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman finish unveiling the E85 concept Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car for the 2008 Indianapolis 500. Two-time Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi will pace the field to the green flag in this car.

Dec 27, 2007

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The famous Scoring Pylon reflected in the black paint of the 30th anniversary commemorative edition Pace Car.

Dec 27, 2007

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IMS President and Chief Operating Officer Joie Chitwood

Dec 27, 2007

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Television coverage of the unveiling of the 2008 Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars was extensive.

Dec 27, 2007

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IMS President and COO Joie Chitwood and the 30th anniversary commemorative edition Corvette Pace Car

Dec 27, 2007

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This will be the record fifth consecutive year that a Corvette will pace the field at Indianapolis.

Dec 27, 2007

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