As the Indianapolis Motor Speedway honors and celebrates motorsports icon Mario Andretti and the 50th anniversary of his famous Indianapolis 500 victory in 1969, officially licensed merchandise featuring the specially created 50th anniversary badge is available for fans.
The announcement of the merchandise comes on the heels of the unveiling of the 2019 Indianapolis 500 Official Program paying homage to Andretti’s victory in 1969 and the grand opening of the specially curated “Mario Andretti: ICON, presented by Shell V-Power NiTRO+” exhibit at the IMS Museum. The premium collection of officially licensed Andretti and IMS products includes:
•Vineyard Vines created a special Mario Andretti inspired whale shirt, polo and necktie
•New Era developed three limited edition Mario 50th anniversary tribute hats
•Hot Wheels, Greenlight and Spark Models produced commemorative replica race cars
•The Shop released a capsule collection of T-shirts
•Car Pool Tables introduced a limited-edition signature 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car Pool Table prominently featuring the 50th badge on the felt
•Second Story Interiors, Wincraft and Highland Mint created a line of wall décor and collectibles
•Tervis introduced a special Mario 50th anniversary stainless tumbler
•OYO and Kollectico honored Mario with limited edition figurines
The Mario 50th anniversary merchandise is available at shop.ims.com, at Official Trackside Gift Shops at IMS and the Indianapolis International Airport, and at the temporary IMS shop in Circle Centre Mall in downtown Indianapolis.
The 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is scheduled for Sunday, May 26 at IMS.