Friday, October 14, 2011

2005 Indy 500 Winner

Racing season is winding down, but this year's Indy Car finale in Las Vegas has me more excited than most. First and foremost, it's an oval, which I always enjoy more than the twisties. But more than that, it represents the final race for the old Dallara chassis. The rules are changing next year, with all new chassis and all new engines, which is cause enough for excitement in its own right.

But for now, this means pretty much anyone who has a car in the stable is rolling it out for one last hurrah this weekend, leading to a record 34 entries. We could conceivable have more cars on the track than at Indy!

Among the 34 is Dan Wheldon, who is part of an interesting promotion. He's agreed to start dead last, but if he wins, he splits a cool $5 million with one lucky fan. Only in Vegas.

So in that spirit, here's a model of Dan's 2005 Indy 500 winner. This is a Bill Jorgensen resin kit, painted with Testors lacquer paint and finished with Indycals. Mike has since updated his sheet to be more accurate, but I think I'll live with what I have.

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