The Indianapolis 500 starts on Sunday and we’ll tell you all the details you need to know about the trophy.
The idea of this trophy was born in 1935, where in time Borg-Warner commemoratively commissioned a trophy for honor the winners of 500 Miles. This trophy is 1.50 meters tall, weighs 50 Kilograms, of which 36 Kg is made of sterling silver, it also has a curved piece in the shape of wings protruding from the trophy, which represents speed.
In turn, it has a striking appearance because it has embossed faces of the winners of each Indy500 race. Currently, the trophy It contains more than 100 bas-relief faces. At one time the trophy was worth $10,000 and now it is insured for more than $4 million, one reason why the race winner CANNOT keep it.
Starting in 1988, they started making “Baby Borg”, a 45cm tall replica of the Borg-Warner trophy made of sterling silver, to commemorate the victory. In the same year, BorgWarner added a trophy for the owner of the champion team, given to the owner of the Indy 500 team, this trophy was named “Baby Borg” but symbolizes the importance of teamwork.
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