New gold-and-white BSA IndyCar honors two anniversaries


BSA Motorsports and Dale Coyne Racing this week unveiled a striking new paint job for their No. 19 IndyCar. The special edition replaces the traditional Scouting fleur-de-lis with the BSA 2010 logo. Also gone is the red, white, and blue styling—replaced by the rich, eye-catching gold color you see above.

The timing of the announcement is perfect. You know all about the 100th Anniversary of Scouting, but 2010 also marks the 100th birthday of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“To have two legendary organizations—Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the
Boy Scouts of America—celebrate our first 100 years with the No. 19 BSA
car in the Indy 500 is a dream come true for our entire membership
past, present and future,” said Chief Scout Executive Robert

The car will be zipping around the track over the next 10 days as the team prepares for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 30.

Rookie driver Alex Lloyd took a moment to soak it all in.

"This is amazing to be a part of history, and driving the 100th
Anniversary car in this year’s Indy 500,” Lloyd said. “In my wildest dreams, I
would never have imagined from when I was a Scout in England 15 years
ago, that I would be driving the Boy Scouts of America IndyCar, let
alone during their 100th Anniversary.”

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