Photo by Howard Kirchenbauer.  Used by permission. 1999Chevy Monte Carlo
83rd Indy 500
May 30, 1999

The redesigned 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo served as pace car for the 1999 Indy 500.  1999 marked the 12th time a Chevrolet had paced the Indy 500, but the first time for the Monte Carlo nameplate.

The pace car was driven by comedian and avid car collector Jay Leno.  The car's graphics scheme features the Tasmanian Devil, highlighting Chevrolet's advertising agreement with Warner Brothers.

In addition to the Monte Carlo pace cars, Chevrolet also provided several dozen Camaro Z28 convertibles as festival cars, to be used for parade duties and as official cars by Indy staff, dignitaries, and members of the press.  Chevrolet dealers did sell a Monte Carlo pace car replica, but numbers are unavailable at this time.

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1999 Official Festival Car

1999 Official Truck

 

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