Usually, the cars that roll under the big tent at the annual Barrett-Jackson Auction are there to go on the block. But while the Camaro Convertible Chevy brought to Scottsdale might have commanded some big bucks, the maker wasn’t ready to auction it off.
That’s because it will be putting in a stint as the pace car for the 2011 Indianapolis 500, next Memorial Day weekend. But don’t worry, if you’re headed to the Barrett, you’ll still be able to put in your bid for one of 50 Camaro pace car replicas, officially designated the Indianapolis 500 Festival Committee cars.
The event, on Saturday night, will cap a week of major car collector action in the tony Phoenix suburb – and raise money for the David Foster Foundation, a charity that helps families with children in need of organ transplants. The foundation was created by 15-time Grammy award winner David Foster, a native of Canada. (more…)