ANAHEIM, Ca. — Three former Indianapolis 500 starters visited the Window World, Inc.® booth at the West Coast Franchise Expo last week in Anaheim, Ca., to sign The Stinger, a modern day centennial tribute to the first winning Indy 500 car, the 1911 Marmon Wasp.
Anaheim was The Stinger’s latest stop on a nationwide tour to obtain signatures from each of the 274 living Indy 500 starters, dating from 1949 to 2011, whose names are laid out on the vehicle’s graphics package. During the three-day event, Window World hosted Alex Barron, George Mack, and Billy Scott at its booth for the car signings. “It is an honor to be a part of this legacy and support such a worthy cause,” said Alex Barron about his signing. George Mack added, “I am thrilled to be involved with this mission and to work with John Andretti, Window World and Window World Cares.”
Window World Cares®, Window World’s philanthropic foundation benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, makes a donation of $189 for each signature. The three additional signatures from the West Coast Franchise Expo bring the current total to 236 driver signings and $44,604. The car will be auctioned at a later date, with proceeds supporting St. Jude’s mission of finding a cure for childhood cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. Billy Scott commented on the project, “The Stinger represents more than the first 100 years of racing at the Indy 500, it represents hope for the children of St. Jude and their families.”
Window World attended the event, known as the largest franchise expo in the west, to meet potential new franchisees interested in becoming part of America’s Largest Replacement Window and Residential Remodeling Company. Attendees had the chance to speak with top Window World executives face-to-face to learn more about current franchising opportunities.
The Stinger’s next stop will be the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, in November.