Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Indy 500 winners’ trophy might be the most terrifying thing you’ve ever seen!

Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves, demonic trophy, Dario Franchitti. (Getty Images)

 One of the most coveted trophies in sports is also one of the most terrifying. Above is the Borg-Warner Trophy, presented to the winner of the Indy 500. It now stands more than five feet tall and weighs more than 150 pounds. Looks reasonable enough from a distance, though, right? Let's zoom in a little closer...
The souls of Helio Castroneves and Dario Franchitti. (Getty Images)

OH SWEET HEAVEN. Those little knobs on the trophy ... they're faces! Yes, the trophy has carved faces of every single winner since 1911, arranged in a checkerboard fashion. Despite, or perhaps because of, that, the trophy is valued at about $3.5 million. (Also, as For The Win notes, the guy on top is naked.)
At least they're smiling. If the faces were screaming, though ... hey, wait a second. A trophy that captures your soul when you win it? That's one fine movie idea there. And it's mine. -

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