Window World, Inc., the nation’s largest replacement window company and primary sponsor of John Andretti’s No. 43 Indianapolis 500 entry, today unveiled “The Stinger” – a 2011 concept show car and tribute to the 1911 Marmon Wasp and the centennial era of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race.
The No. 100 “Stinger,” featuring a yellow and black color scheme taken directly from the original Indy 500 winner, is a current, state of the art IndyCar show car and features enhancements that include a fully chromed engine, gold wheels and LED accent lights.
Beginning today and through the 2011 Indianapolis 500 on May 29, “The Stinger” will be on display in the MotoGP garage area near Gasoline Alley at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Fans can get a first-hand look at the car, which also features a graphics package highlighting the name of every Indianapolis 500 starter still living today. Currently, the names of 268 drivers appear on the car with a space for five more, pending the outcome of Indianapolis 500 qualifications on May 21 and 22.
To further support the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500, the Window World Cares foundation has invited each of the race’s former starters to autograph the car as it sits on display at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For each signature, Window World Cares will make a donation of support.
Since its creation in 2008, Window World Cares is responsible for raising more than $1.6 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and is also a sponsor of the Veterans Airlift Command.