Wednesday, July 13, 2016

500 Facts About the Indy 500-- Part 25: The Borg Warner Victory Wreath

118.  THE BORG WARNER VICTORY WREATH FIRST APPEARED IN 1960.

The wreath is constructed using a round 24-inch Styrofoam base.  On the base you will find 30 feet of red white and blue stripped ribbon, 70 feet of green floral tape, 60 small checkered flags, 250 steel picks, a pound of hot glue, hand-crafted letters spelling Borg Warner, 33 white orchids representing the 33 drivers in the field and 33 small tubes filled with water for the flowers.

--RoadDog

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