Gentlemen, start your engines!

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It's May. and May means Indy. You all know that Indy is one of my favorite themes, and I've posted my collection to the forum.

I've showed you mine, now you show me yours! Duplicates are fine. I'd really like to know where you found it and why you bought or built it ('specially all y'all 'ferners).

Indy 500 cars only, no road track or short oval (don't make me go all Jager on your ass). :D

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I have a very narrow area of focus when it comes to Indy. I like the time right before the Roadster era through 1980 or so.
Once the engineer became more important than the builder and the driver I lost interest.

Most of my Indy cars are the wrong scale for this forum, would not want to get in trouble.

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I would have a very hard time ignoring any of these.

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I have a Franklin Mint version of the Marmon Wasp, but the GMP is nicer.

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Perhaps my favorite Indy car from 1967, the STP Paxton Turbo driven to near victory by Parnelli Jones. At the time, I was captivated by the "in your face" turbine technology. I guess as a young teenager, I was starting to feel anti-establishment. :D

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Alex_W wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 12:31 pm
I have a Franklin Mint version of the Marmon Wasp, but the GMP is nicer.
Actually a Carousel 1, Alex.
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Good 'ol A.J., King of Indy!

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JSB33 wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 3:11 am
Alex_W wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 12:31 pm
I have a Franklin Mint version of the Marmon Wasp, but the GMP is nicer.
Actually a Carousel 1, Alex.
Right! Hobby Horse, same as the Watson's. My mistake.

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Love that dio Jerry! Instantly recognisable for racing fans.

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RIP Bobby Unser - a sad loss of one of Indy's greats yesterday. His legend lives on! You will be missed Uncle Bobby!

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I saw that. The old guard is getting up there in years and is leaving us all too frequently.
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Congratulations Scott Dixon!

Rinus Veekay rides with the angels. It must take a chain hoist to lift his balls into the car.

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It looks like this could be a good year.

There are nine former winners in the field accounting for thirteen wins.

The front two rows are split between greybeards and lack-beards.

The first seven rows qualified at over 230mph.

3.3mph covers the field.

No rain in the forecast.

Lady and Gentlemen, start your engines!

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One of my favorites to have never won the 500, Pancho Carter. He finished 3rd in 1982 and sat on pole in 1985, but never won at the Brickyard.

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oldirish33 wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 8:50 pm
One of my favorites to have never won the 500, Pancho Carter. He finished 3rd in 1982 and sat on pole in 1985, but never again at the Brickyard.

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That's a good one!

One of my favorites is this guy:

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The greatest driver never to win the Indy 500.

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I would go with Dan Gurney as the greatest to never win, but Ruby would be right up there.

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Gurney is certainly a contender.

But Ruby had her tamed.

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oldirish33 wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 11:58 pm
I would go with Dan Gurney as the greatest to never win, but Ruby would be right up there.
I'm with you on this one Jerry.
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Alex_W wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 7:06 pm
It looks like this could be a good year.

There are nine former winners in the field accounting for thirteen wins.

The front two rows are split between greybeards and lack-beards.

The first seven rows qualified at over 230mph.

3.3mph covers the field.

No rain in the forecast.

Lady and Gentlemen, start your engines!
I have Newdarden in the company pool.
Alfaholic wrote:
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oldirish33 wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 11:58 pm
I would go with Dan Gurney as the greatest to never win, but Ruby would be right up there.
I'm with you on this one Jerry.
The same
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Helio deserved the win, it was an exciting end as usual. I have to admit I was hoping Sato could hang on to the end. :D

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oldirish33 wrote:
Sun May 30, 2021 6:45 pm
Helio deserved the win, it was an exciting end as usual. I have to admit I was hoping Sato could hang on to the end. :D
Yep. That was a brilliant drive. Helio hadn't run below the white line all day until he made the last pass, and when he did drop down, he literally took the wind out of Palous' sails. Age and treachery beats youth and exuberance!

I feel bad for Rahal but that crash was all his fault. The right front tire man clearly still had his hand out when Rahal took off. Watch the crew's reaction when GR takes off early. You can almost hear them saying "WTF!?"

The right front tire man still had his hand out long after Rahal was gone. Add that to the fact that Rahal blended in front of the leaders (moving at about 220mph) and it was a lucky break that there wasn't a big incident. In a nutshell, Rahal bolted as soon as the air jacks were released instead of waiting for his signal. That is a rookie mistake and Rahal is no rookie.

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While I was cheering for Pato at the end, you can't deny Helio - it was a magical win. Just as well the last 30 or so laps were exciting, as the first 3/4 were a a snooze-fest, although at least we didn't have to have a "convenient" yellow at the end of the race to build the tension!
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