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New Display at GM’s Detroit HQ Celebrates Automaker’s Motorsports Legacy

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GM’s new racing heritage display at its Detroit headquarters includes the 1987 #5 Rick Mears Chevrolet-powered Penske PC17 IndyCar
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A display featuring 13 classic and modern General Motors race and pace vehicles is now open for viewing in Detroit. It’s part of the larger GM World installation in the atrium of GM’s Renaissance Center headquarters.

“The new display in GM World celebrates one of the richest histories in motorsports,” said Tim Mahoney, chief marketing officer for Global Chevrolet and leader of GM Global Marketing Operations. “With the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix only a few days away, it offers a great reason to visit the Renaissance Center before heading to Belle Isle for the races.”

Even more vehicles will be added throughout the summer, but for now, the exhibit features these cars and trucks:


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The 2018 Camaro ZL1 pace car
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    • 1967 Camaro Indy 500 pace car driven by Mauri Rose
    • 1987 #5 Rick Mears Chevrolet-powered Penske PC17 IndyCar
    • 2001 Corvette C5-R American Le Mans Series race car
    • 2012 #90 Corvette Daytona Prototype
    • 2015 Corvette Indy 500 pace car driven by Jeff Gordon
    • 2015 Cadillac ATS-V.R IMSA GT-3 race car
    • 2016 Camaro SS Indy 500 pace car driven by Roger Penske
    • 2017 Chevrolet IndyCar
    • 2018 #48 Camaro ZL1 Hendrick Motorsports Jimmie Johnson NASCAR race car
    • 2018 Camaro GT4.R “Blackdog Speed Shop” World Challenge GTS race car
    • 2018 Camaro ZL1 pace car
    • 2018 Silverado NASCAR support truck
    • Silverado NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pace truck

The 2018 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix will be held June 1-3. The weekend will feature a doubleheader of Verizon IndyCar Series races, along with IMSA Sports Car Series and Trans Am races. The races will be held on a temporary Belle Isle course and are expected to draw thousands of fans.


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