8. Indianapolis 500 Borg-Warner Trophy

This trophy was designed by metal parts manufacturer Gorham Inc. in Rhode Island in 1935 for the Borg-Warner auto parts company. The trophy is presented in the winner’s circle after every Indy 500. Not only do winners get their name and average race speed engraved, they get their face welded on it too. Plus, at the very top is a naked guy waving a checkered flag. Obligatory pause, we guess, even though it’s 2011. The trophy is made of sterling silver and stands about five feet tall. Winning drivers need their pit crew to help lift.

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