Saturday, February 23, 2008

EMMO, Corvette and Orange juice?

Perhaps you’ve heard the announcement (NO! Not that OWR announcement) that Chevrolet’s Corvette will once again be the official pace car of this year’s Indianapolis 500 for the umpteenth time.

And this year’s pace car pilot will be none other than two time Speedway victor Emerson Fittipaldi, whom perhaps you’ll recall refused to take the ceremonious swig ‘O milk in victory lane. As Emmo who’s hugely involved in Orange juice decided to forgo the $5,000 gratuity check from the Dairy Farmer’s association in order to promote his Brazilian Orange Julius connection.

Adding a twist to this year’s pacing of the field by Chebbie; GM will have not one but two Corvette Z06’s at the head of the field, as Emmo will drive a lime green Corvette modified to run on E85 Ethanol for pace car duties, while a second black ‘N silver Z06 will join in for pre-race festivities to honour the 30th Anniversary of Chebbie’s 1978 pace car…