It’s official, the 2010 Indianapolis 500 pace car will the 2010 Camaro. It’s badged and beautiful and brings back memories of the 1996 Brick Yard Camaro pace car debacle I found myself a little too close to.
I used to work for a very large Kmart, where myself and the general manager were car nuts. Well, I believe it was Budweiser who helped bring in the Pace Car for promotion purposes and it was supposed to remain on Kmart’s premises. The manager got special permission to take the car out for a night for a drive, being the nut he is, well I was gonna get to go for a ride. That ride never happened.
The next day I found out that the manager had let his 16 year old son drive the car around the block of his neighborhood. The planets aligned, but so did a Chevy Silverado in the side fo the 1996 Chevy Camaro Pace Car. Nobody was injured, but the car was a compelte wreck.
We never were priviledged enough to receive special edition vehicles at our location. And others were warned never to trust any Kmart employees with keys.