Charlotte has local ties to the Indianapolis 500, with a one-of-a-kind IndyCar that will be auctioned to raise money to beat children's cancer. The local owners of Window World, the national window replacement franchise, are part of the effort to build The Stinger, a priceless salute to a century of Indianapolis 500 racing.
The Stinger is an IndyCar built to look like the 1911 Marmon Wasp, the car that won the first-ever Indy 500. Racing great John Andretti is lapping the country with The Stinger to get every living Indy 500 veteran to sign it. Local owners of Window World are helping spread the word about the car to try to find a buyer. The car, adorned with 249 racer autographs, will be auctioned May 25 ahead of the 100th running of the prestigious race. One hundred percent of all money raised will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.