El Borg-Warner trophy is the one that recognizes the winner of the 500 Miles Indianapolis, one of the most important competitions in the world that has been held since 1911.
The trophy measures 1,62 meters, weighs 45 kilos and is built in silver. It was designed by Robert J. Hill at the request of the Borg-Warner Corporation and created by gorham jewelry, Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island. It was first delivered in 1936 and underwent two restoration periods in 1991 and 2004.
In its central body and at the base there is a checkered flag design. There are bas-reliefs with the faces of the winners, his name, year of victory and average speed. While at the top a nude figure stands out waving a checkered flag.
Interestingly, the Borg-Warner is never given to the winner of the Indy 500. Instead, each winner gets a replica. Between 1936 and 1987 the reproduction measured 61 centimeters; while from 1988 it happened to measure 46 centimeters. The latter is affectionately called Baby borg.
Beyond having a sporty connotation, the Borg-Warner is undoubtedly a true work of art and as such is insured for more than a million and a half dollars.