State-of-the-art Concept Car Pays Tribute to Indianapolis 500 History and Raises an Additional $1,890 for Deserving Charities Through Window World Cares
Florence, S.C., Nov. 17, 2011 – ‘The Stinger,’ a 2011 concept show car and tribute to the first winning Indianapolis 500 car will gain the signature of a NASCAR Hall of Famer and four-time Indy 500 starter, Cale Yarborough, on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Cale Yarborough Honda in Florence, S.C. Of the 273 former Indy 500 starters anticipated to sign the car, this signature marks the 189th signature the Stinger has received. In honor of this significant autograph, Window World will donate an additional $1,890 to its charitable foundation, Window World Cares.
Window World Cares has made a donation for each signature received to support causes such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Veterans Airlift Command, but this will be the largest donation given for an autograph on the Stinger. Since 2008, Window World Cares has raised more than $2.1 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and supported 16 missions for Veterans Airlift Command and donated more than 40,000 miles.
Currently, the Stinger features the signatures of legends and drivers, including Mario Andretti, Dario Franchitti, Buddy Rice, Johnny Rutherford, Helio Castroneves, Dick Simon, Sébastien Bourdais, Bill Vukovich Jr., Larry Dickson, Jeff Ward, Bubby Jones, Davy Jones, Dan Wheldon, Steve Kinser and Sam Hornish Jr.
“The story of the Stinger is a story of hope we can tell through Window World Cares, from children battling life-threatening diseases to wounded or special needs soldiers who have stood up for our freedom,” said Tammy Whitworth, chairman and CEO, Window World, Inc. and co-founder, Window World Cares. “Window World is excited to donate the additional $1,890 to continue to support these causes that inspire us on a daily basis to do all we can to help.”
The No. 100 Stinger, developed by John Andretti, Andretti Autosport and Window World, was unveiled at the 100th Indianapolis 500 in May. It features a yellow and black color scheme taken directly from the 1911 Marmon Wasp.
“Window World has been involved in motorsports for many years, and we are proud to pay tribute to Indy legends and those that make racing what it is today,” said Dana Deem, president, Window World, Inc. “More importantly, we’re humbled to tell the story of our work with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and hope we will inspire others to contribute to this worthy organization.”