Gentlemen, start your engines!

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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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