AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The 102nd image on the famous Borg-Warner Trophy™ was revealed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum. Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya now has two images on the trophy—the first for his win in 2000 and the second for his victory in 2015. The 15-year interval sets the record for most time between wins at the Indianapolis 500. The Borg-Warner Trophy features the three-dimensional sterling silver image of every Indianapolis 500 winner dating back to Ray Harroun in 1911.
"With its tall stature and beautiful sterling silver art deco design, the Borg-Warner Trophy is truly impressive. But until you take a close look at the faces, you cannot really appreciate the history, talent and achievement it symbolizes," said James R. Verrier, President and Chief Executive Officer, BorgWarner. "The Borg-Warner Trophy inspires everyone who sees it. At BorgWarner, we are driven by the same passion for excellence, innovation and leadership the trophy represents."
"After all the media photos in Victory Lane, my son, Sebastian and I took a close look at the trophy. I showed him my old face, other winning faces and where my new face would go. I can't wait for him to see the trophy now!" said Montoya. "I'm looking forward to defending my title at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 next May."
The image was sculpted by renowned American artist William Behrends, who has sculpted the last 26 consecutive images. The unveiling ceremony featured a video documenting the sculpting process.
The Borg-Warner Trophy stays on permanent display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum. To provide the winner with a personal keepsake, BorgWarner established the BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy™ (also known as the "Baby Borg") in 1988, which includes a duplicate image of the winner. The BorgWarner Team Owner's Trophy™ was established in 1998. Both sterling silver replicas of the Borg-Warner Trophy will be presented during the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit on January 13, 2016.
For more information about the trophies, visit borgwarner.com and choose "The Indianapolis 500" from the "Company" pull-down menu at the top of the home page.
BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrains around the world. Operating manufacturing and technical facilities in 57 locations in 18 countries, the company delivers innovative powertrain solutions to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance performance. For more information, please visit borgwarner.com.
The Borg-Warner Trophy, BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy, and BorgWarner Championship Team Owner's Trophy are trademarks of BorgWarner Inc.
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