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Z51

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Verification of a "500 Festival" Trans Am
« on: February 28, 2019, 08:47:12 PM »
I am new to the site, but not new to Pontiac. My first cars when I was 16 was a 69' Firebird 400 and and a 69' Firebird with the Pontiac 350. My current Firebird is a 1980 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am Indy Pace car. It has 52,000m miles and is all original. The decals are starting to fade, crack and slightly yellow. Overall the car is in really good shape. On the sail panels, I have the "500 Festival" logo. They are also fading and cracking the same amount as the rest of the cars decals. I believe them to be original.

My issue is I can't find any info about the actual track cars. I realize its not a "true" pace car. I believe it to be one of the press cars. Does anyone have any idea on how to verify that the vehicle was at the Indy 500 race on the track during the parade lap? I have been to several other Trans Am websites with no luck. Also tried to register the car on the Trans Am Pace Car registry, but I don't think it is monitored anymore. I have decoded the vin and other tags and it is a real pace car. Could not find the build sheet though.

Any and all help would greatly appreciated.

Z51

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Re: Verification of a "500 Festival" Trans Am
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 08:48:43 PM »
Couldn't put all pictures on first post

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Re: Verification of a "500 Festival" Trans Am
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2019, 06:06:15 PM »
The site limits the resolution of photos and to 8 photos for each post.
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Re: Verification of a "500 Festival" Trans Am
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