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05/04/11
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Greenlight releases 1:18 scale Indy Cars for 2011
As all race fans know the month of May marks the start of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”; the Indianapolis 500. The race has been held every year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) since 1911, giving birth to legends and weaving a tapestry of tradition and speed.

IMS is celebrating its centennial milestone in 2011 as a leader in worldwide motorsport entertainment and pillar in racing history.  IMS will commemorate the 2009-2011 centennial era with festivities focused around honoring its historic Indianapolis 500 racetrack. 

GreenLight Collectibles has recently signed a licensing agreement with the IZOD IndyCar Series.  This agreement allows GreenLight to produce 1:18 scale replicas of cars that will be running in the 2011 season.  GreenLight has a lot of experience with IndyCar replicas as they were the primary die-cast manufacturer for the series through 2008.

"This license allows us to once again offer our authentic 1:18 scale replica IndyCars to collectors." says GreenLight National Sales Manager Jeff Nelson.  "We are happy to be working with the series and look forward to bringing the excitement of the cars and drivers to people’s collections."

GreenLight will be offering a wide variety of drivers in limited production runs. 

10891 – 1:18 2011 Indianapolis 500 Event Car
10892 – 1:18 Autographed IndyCar (Plain White)
10893 – 1:18 2010 Dario Franchitti Indy 500 Winner Car
10894 – 1:18 2011 Scott Dixon/Ganassi Racing
10895 – 1:18 2011 Dario Franchitti/Ganassi Racing
10896 – 1:18 2011 Will Power/Penske
10900 – 1:18 2011 Jr Hildebrand/Panther Racing
10898 – 1:18 2011 Marco Andretti/Andretti
10890 – 1:18 2010 John Andretti/Window World
10897 – 1:18 2011 Helio Castroneves/Penske
10899 – 1:18 2011 Danica Patrick/Andretti
10902 – 1:18 2011 Vitor Meira/AJ Foyt Racing

These replicas will be available at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, trackside vendors as well as hobby shops across the globe.

These 1:18 die-cast replicas feature detailed engines, real rubber tires, metal body and chassis, detailed graphics, custom license plates and are officially licensed. Their release is scheduled for May 2011.

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