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Posted by Iannucci | 5/02/2008 | 14 comments »
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Marco Andretti Gives Green Flag To "#26 Team Indiana Jones Presented By Blockbuster" Car For Race From Hollywood To Indy 500

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (May 2, 2008) INDIANA JONES is embarking on a daring new adventure, thanks to an alliance between Andretti Green Racing, Blockbuster Inc. and Lucasfilm Ltd. At a Hollywood BLOCKBUSTER® store this afternoon at 5:30 pm. IndyCar driver Marco Andretti will unveil the #26 Indiana Jones-themed car he will drive at the Indianapolis 500 on May 25. The car, sponsored by Blockbuster and Lucasfilm Ltd., celebrates Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, opening in theaters worldwide on May 22.

Andretti's show car will be featured at local community events at BLOCKBUSTER stores in Las Vegas (May 4), Phoenix (May 6), Denver (May 9), Dallas (May 11), Chicago (May 14), Detroit (May 15), Philadelphia (May 17) and New York (May 18), with its final stop in Indianapolis (May 21) before hitting the track at the Indy 500 on May 25. For complete information on appearance times and locations, visit www.blockbuster.com.


  1. Billy Coy // May 02, 2008 9:38 AM  

    that looks so cool and will look great on the track and the best part about the deal no late fees !

  2. Grizzlor // May 02, 2008 10:23 AM  

    That is awesome! I posted on the Indiana Jones fan site www.theraider.net to let them all know.

  3. Dr. Indy // May 02, 2008 11:56 AM  

    When you talked about a movie about an old adventure seeker and a sequel, I thought that you were going to say that it was actually Michael Andretti that would be driving the car, not Marco, with Mario in the role made famous by Sean Connery. Oh well.

  4. TK // May 02, 2008 11:56 AM  

    Base paint looks like Dario's winning car from 2007. But, I think it looks hideous for an IndyCar. The movie poster livery would fit a stock car better. But hey, if it allows Marco to go racing, who cares.

  5. Billy Coy // May 02, 2008 12:09 PM  

    I love the color of it...
    the color green $$$

    it looks like sponsor dollors to me !!

  6. John in Speedway // May 02, 2008 12:20 PM  

    So will see this car in practice and qualifying, or will we only see it on Race Day?

  7. the american mutt // May 02, 2008 12:38 PM  


    I think it looks sofa king sweet personally.

  8. Billy Coy // May 02, 2008 12:40 PM  

    mutt that took me a while

    you'll see this all month that's for sure

    we're lucky here in Indy we get a ton a daily TV coverage

  9. the american mutt // May 02, 2008 1:41 PM  

    If this car finds it's way to victory lane I'll pay full price to see this movie. That's something I wouldn't do under most any circumstances.

  10. Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. // May 02, 2008 1:55 PM  

    Just *yesterday* I was talking to my friend who is a big Indiana Jones fan about how cool it would be for an Indy at Indy tie-in. But how I doubted it would happen. I am gladly proven wrong!

  11. Anonymous // May 02, 2008 9:28 PM  

    is Indiana Jones suppose to be from Indiana ???

  12. Billy Coy // May 03, 2008 2:46 AM  

    in the original one he was a professor who studies archeology at I.U. (Indiana University)

  13. Jeff Iannucci // May 03, 2008 8:05 AM  

    I believe the money line from Connery was "We named the dog'Indiana'!"

  14. John Edward // May 03, 2008 11:26 AM  


    wow, i didn't know that! learn something every day. ;)