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Which Indy 500 Pace Car Would You Choose for Your Dream Garage?

Posted December 22, 2020 12:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: motorsports pontiac

The cars of the Eighties stir many memories. Not all of 'em are good, such as clearcoat flaking off in sheets, or upholstery that baked into a different color than the factory envisioned, thanks to UV exposure. Conversely, there was a resurgence in performance as engineers honed in on maximizing power output while simultaneously reducing fuel consumption (an effort that spread into the Nineties and continues today).

One of the famed avenues to demonstrate the contemporary performance movement - both in aesthetic design and torque-to-ground engineering - was to pace the famed Indianapolis 500. As we look forward to what we hope will be a COVID-19-free 2021 racing season, let's take a look back at some of the post-1978 makes and models that paced the Indy 500.

Which would you add to your garage and why?

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