If you’ve been in GM World recently, you may have noticed the displays look a bit different; it’s racing season! General Motors’ long and storied motorsports history takes pole position in the recently updated space. Better yet, the motorsports display arrives at the checkered flag just before the June 1-3 2018 running of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix.
Visitors can enjoy everything from vintage to modern racing vehicles and pace cars as well as various racing engines. The sensory-filled installation includes vehicle displays, LED information screens and a vehicle turntable around the atrium’s center column. The motorsports vehicles will change throughout the summer as well.
Visitors can now see the following motorsports vehicles inside GM World:
- 1967 Camaro Indy 500 pace car driven by Mauri Rose
- 2015 Corvette Indy 500 pace car driven by Jeff Gordon
- 2016 Camaro SS Indy 500 pace car driven by Roger Penske
- 2018 Silverado NASCAR support truck
- Silverado NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pace truck
- 2012 #90 Corvette Daytona Prototype
- 2018 #48 Camaro ZL1 pace car
- 2017 Chevrolet IndyCar
- 2018 Camaro GT4.R “Blackdog Speed Shop” World Challenge GTS race car
- 2001 Corvette C5-R American Le Mans Series race car
- 2015 Cadillac ATS-V.R IMSA GT-3 race car
- 1987 #5 Rick Mears Chevrolet-powered Penske PC17 IndyCar race car
Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix
Thousands of racing fans will descend on the 982-acre Belle Isle to cheer on racing favorites the first week in June. Races include the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit featuring cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic with the sports cars of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the cars of the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli and the high-flying trucks of the SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks.
The GMRENCEN has shuttles running between the Jefferson Lobby entrance and Belle Isle between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, June 1 and between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3. If you can’t make it to Belle Isle, the GMRENCEN is broadcasting a few of the races on the large digital screens inside GM World. Visitors will be able to watch the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix between 3:30 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3, as well as the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 2.
The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix returned to Belle Isle in 2012.
Are you a motorsports fan? Let us know which vehicle you’re most excited to see in the comments below!