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#26 OFFLINE   jpflip

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:01 AM

I am very impress! Lots of informations, descriptions and also fabulous models and pictures! Thanks a lot for sharing and taking the time to build this thread!

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:21 AM

Thanks a lot jpflip for the nice words - hope you'll enjoy the next one too!


Edited by amarus69, 23 April 2014 - 04:06 AM.


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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:26 AM

CAROUSEL 1 1;18 SCALE
Hi can anyone help i have just started collecting these over the last 3 months and now have 7 i am trying to find out why all apart from the parnelli jones 1962 pole has not got a number stamped under the body it just has a carousel 1 small badge

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:32 AM

Hi i am looking for info about carousel 1 models

thanks

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:06 AM

View Postwesty, on 26 June 2012 - 11:26 AM, said:

...the parnelli jones 1962 pole has not got a number stamped under the body it just has a carousel 1 small badge
You're right, Steve, the Jones' car does not have a serial number but it is a limited edition 1 of 3.000pcs. I know nothing about the reasons.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:04 AM

Hi Thanks for that info  Do you know how to find out how many of a certain model they were limited to all my other models have the stamp so that tells me my number only i guess also that is why there is a big difference in the price of some models

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:35 AM

No idea, Steve, which the main focus of your collection is! If you only want to get as many Carousel1 models as possible you should buy every model you can afford. The prices will raise and raise and ...
@lim. edition: It is not mostly probable - I post you a link so you'll see most of them with the limitation here. The most expensive cars are the Lotus38 and the Lotus56, some Eagles.
My tip: Buy every car you get NOW!

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:25 PM

Bob Sweikert - 'John Zink Special' Kurtis Kraft Roadster KK500D #6 Indianapolis500
1955 by Carousel1 in 1/18


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Kurtis Kraft Roadster KK500D

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Model
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… No. 4501 scaled 1/18 (1999)
Edition: Indianapolis500 1955 Winner, #1.742 of 10.000pcs.
Material: Diecast body with plastic attached parts, photo etched applications, rubber tires and decals

… bought from: wxw.ebay.com (privat seller from USA), November 2011
Condition: immaculate

Specifications – original car:

Design: Jim Travers
Manufacturer: Frank Kurtis  
Chassis: Tube Frame (500C/D)

Engine: 4,5l Meyer Drake 'Offy' inline 4-cylinder L4/4270 with 16 vales DOHC  
Fuel injection: Hilborn Fuel Injection
Plugs: Champion
Compression: 15:1
Bore x stroke: 108,7mm x 111,1mm

Power: 380HP

Gear box: manual, modified A-Ford with 2 gears
Brakes: all around Halibrand disc brakes

Suspension: transverse torsion bars (front & rear) with Monroe shock absorbers
Tires: Firestone

Weight: 900kg
Fuel capacity: 70 gallons (~265l)

Top speed: 280km/h

Sponsors: John Zink Special Tulsa, Champion, Bear, Perfect Circle, Monroe

Championship: AAA National Championship 1955

Race
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39th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes
Date: May 30th 1955

Race track
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Performance: Rectangular Oval Track (asphalt & brick)
Laps: 200
Lap: 4.023km
Distance: 804,6km
Banking: Turns 9°12’ / Straights: 0°
© Graphic at www.autoracing1.com


Team: John Zink
Chief mechanician: A.J. Watson

Driver
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Bob Sweikert (1926-1956), USA
© Picture at www.thestar.com

Result
>Grid: 14th
Top Speed in Qualification: 139.99mph

Laps as a leader: 86 / 200
Total time: 3:53:59.53
Average speed: 128.209mph

>>> finished 1st

Points: 8
Purse: 76.139.- USD

Sources (Statistics)
www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com


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>I want people to say that Greg Moore was one of the best CART drivers that was ever around<
(Greg Moore)


Edited by amarus69, 14 September 2014 - 01:40 AM.


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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:25 AM

Tom Sneva – ‘Norton Spirit’ McLaren M16C #68 Indianapolis500 1975 by Carousel1 in 1/18

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McLaren M16C

Model
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… scaled 1/18

Produced: 2007
Production number: #4810
Serial number: #0184 of 1.200pcs.
Edition: Indianapolis500 1975

…bought from: wxw.qualityscales.com, Netherlands (June 2012)
Material: Diecast body with plastic attached parts, rubber tires, photo etched parts, cotton seat belts and decals
Condition: immaculate

Modification made by me
none


Specifications of the original car:

Chassis: McLaren aluminium monococque with steel bulkheads
Chassis number: M16C/3

Engine: Straight 4-cylinder 2,65l Offy DrakeTC with 16 valves DOHC
Location: Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction: Aluminium block and head
Weight: 215kg

Fuel feed: Hilborn Fuel Injection
Aspiration: Turbo by Garrett
Power: 825HP at 8.500Rmp

Gear box: manual 4-gears Hewland LG500
Weight: 621kg

Length: 3.937mm / Width: 1.930mm / Height: 965mm
Wheelbase / Track: 2.665mm / 1.473mm (front) / 1.473mm (rear)

Steering: Rack-and-pinion
Brakes: ventilated Lockheed discs all-around
Drive train: RWD

Suspension (front): Lower wishbones, top rockers actuating in-board coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Suspension (rear): Reversed lower wishbones, single top links, twin radius arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar

Tires: Goodyear, 101inches

Top speed: 345km/h

Sponsor: Norton Spirit, Cam2 Motor Oil, Sunoco, Goodyear

Championship: USAC National Championship Trail 1975

Race
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59th 500 Mile International Sweepstakes 1975
Date: May 25th 1975

Race track
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Performance: Rectangular Oval Track (asphalt & brick)
Laps: 200
Lap: 4.023km
Distance: 804,6km
Banking: Turns 9°12’ / Straights: 0°
© Graphic at www.autoracing1.com

Team: Penske Racing
Team Principal: Roger Penske (USA)

Driver
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Thomas E. ‘The Gas Man’ Sneva (*1948), #68
© Photo at www.clickamerica.com

Result
>Grid: 4th
Top Speed in qualification run: 190.094mph

Laps as a leader:  -/200
Total time: -
Average speed: -mph

>>>dnf (wrecked in T2) / 125/200

Points: -
Purse: 17.829.- USD

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During lap 125 Tom Sneva crashed in a horrible accident in T2. He walked away with only minor burns. Look at these series of pics!

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>I want people to say that Greg Moore was one of the best CART drivers that was ever around<
(Greg Moore)


Edited by amarus69, 14 September 2014 - 01:40 AM.


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:15 AM

Tony Bettenhausen - 'Chapman Special' Kurtis Kraft Roadster KK500C #10 Indianapolis500 1955 by Carousel1 in 1/18

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Kurtis Kraft Roadster KK500C

Model
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… Nr. 4504 scaled 1/18 (2001)
Edition: Indianapolis500 1955
Serial number: #0521 of 10.000pcs.
… bought from: wxw.ebay.de (privat seller from Germany), December 2012

Material: Diecast body with plastic attached parts, photo etched applications, rubber tires, tampoo printings and decals
Condition: immaculate
Evaluation: very fine mastercraft by Carousel1

Modification made by me
none

Specifications – original car:

Design: Jim Travers
Manufacturer: Frank Kurtis  
Chassis: Tube Frame (500C)
Chassis number: 377-54
Conception: Front engine roadster

Engine: 4,5l Meyer Drake 'Offy' inline 4-cylinder L4/4270 with 16 vales DOHC  
Fuel injection: Hilborn Fuel Injection
Compression: 15:1
Bore x stroke: 108,7mm x 111,1mm

Plugs: Champion
Battery system: Marquette

Power: 380HP

Gear box: manual, modified A-Ford with 2 gears
Brakes: all around Halibrand disc brakes

Suspension: transverse torsion bars (front & rear) with Monroe shock absorbers
Tires: Firestone Deluxe Champion

Weight: 900kg
Fuel capacity: 70 gallons (~265l)

Top speed: 280km/h

Sponsors: Chapman, Champion, Bear, Perfect Circle, Monroe

Championship: AAA National Championship 1955

Race
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39th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes
Date: May 30th 1955

Race track
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Performance: Rectangular Oval Track (asphalt & brick)
Laps: 200
Lap: 4.023km
Distance: 804,6km
Banking: Turns 9°12’ / Straights: 0°
© Graphic at www.autoracing1.com


Team owner: H.A. Chapman
Chief mechanician: -

Driver
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Tony Bettenhausen (1916-1961), USA
© Photo at www.kalracing.com

Result
>Grid: 2nd
Top Speed in Qualification: 139.98mph

Laps as a leader: 0/ 200
Total time: +2:43.56 to the winner Bob Sweikert (USA)
Average speed: 126.733mph

>>>finished 2nd shared drive with Paul Russo (USA)

Points: 3
Purse: 30,089.- USD

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The Front Row -- Jerry Hoyt on the pole (right side), Tony Bettenhausen in the middle and Jack McGrath on the outside (left side).
© Photo at www.vukovichaccident.com



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>I want people to say that Greg Moore was one of the best CART drivers that was ever around<
(Greg Moore)


Edited by amarus69, 14 September 2014 - 01:41 AM.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:30 AM

Awesome collection. I have a small collection (only 8) of Carousel 1 1/18 Indy Cars but always looking to expand.
It's not easy to get them here in Belgium.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:44 AM

Everyone is starting with a few of them and one day your collection is grown to a big one :nice: !
If you see one catch it - the prices for C1 models are raising very fast!

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:00 AM

Man, the lighting in your pics is always just so fantastic!
Excellent stuff Amar!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:15 AM

Hi Guggga, nice to meet you here and thank you for the compliments!!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:48 AM

Absolutely stunning collection, congrats to you...   :clap:   And thank you for a history lesson... so much i never knew before...   :clap:

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:07 PM

Lovely models!! I used to have a few, but they are all sold now. Nice to see such a large collection of these beauties!

I still have a GMP Midget, I have to put it up for sale!

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:53 AM

@Teejay: Thanks, I'll look at your selling aerea!

Edited by amarus69, 08 September 2013 - 08:21 AM.


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 05:25 AM

A.J. Foyt - 'Sheraton Thompson Special’ Watson Roadster Indianapolis500 1964 #1 by Carousel1 in 1/18

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Watson Roadster

Model
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… in 1/18 (CA4406), 2000
Edition: 1964 Indianapolis500 Winner, #6.722 of 10.000pcs.
… bought from: Private seller on wxw.ebay.com (TR), January 2011

Material: Diecast body with plastic attached parts, photo etched applications, rubber tires and decals
Condition: immaculate

Modification made by me
none

Specifications – original car:

Design: A.J.Watson (Glendale, CA)
Chassis: tubular steel frame with Off-Set-Motor
Chassis number: -
Conception: Front engine roadster

Engine: 4,5l Meyer Drake 'Offy' inline 4-cylinder L4/4270 with 16 vales DOHC, mounted vertically, approx. 7 inches to the left of center

Fuel injection: Hilborn Fuel Injection
Compression: 15:1
Bore x stroke: 108,7mm x 111,1mm

Plugs: Champion
Battery system: Marquette

Power: 400HP at 6.600RPM

Gear box: manual 2 gears Halibrand gear box
Brakes: all around Halibrand disc brakes
Steering: Halibrand steering gear

Suspension: transverse torsion bars (front & rear) with Monroe shock absorbers
Wheels: Halibrand 18’’ (rear) & 16’’ (front) Magnesium wheels
Tires: Firestone Deluxe Champion

Weight: 736kg
Fuel & lubricants: Enco
Fuel capacity: Tank: rear mounted 70+ (~265l) gallons

Top speed: ~290km/h

Main sponsor: Sheraton Thompson

Championship: USAC National Championship Trail 1964

Race
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48th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (May 30th 1964)

Race track
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Performance: Rectangular Oval Track (asphalt & brick)
Laps: 200
Lap: 4.023km
Distance: 804,6km
Banking: Turns 9°12’ / Straights: 0°
© Graphic at www.autoracing1.com


Team owner: -

Driver
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Anthony Joseph ‘A.J.’ Foyt (*1935), USA
© Photo www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com

Result
>Grid: 5th
Top Speed in Qualification: 154.672mph

Laps as a leader: 146 / 200
Total time: -
Average speed: 147.350mph

>>>finished 1st

Points: -
Purse: 153.650.- USD

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A.J. Foyt in battle with Parnelli Jones (inside)
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>I want people to say that Greg Moore was one of the best CART drivers that was ever around<
(Greg Moore)


Edited by amarus69, 14 September 2014 - 01:41 AM.


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:53 PM

Don Freeland - 'Bob Estes Special’ Phillips/Watson Roadster Indianapolis500 1954 #7 by Carousel1 in 1/18

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Kurtis copy by Jud Phillips and A.J. Watson

Model

… in 1/18 (CA5001), 2003
Edition: 1954 Indianapolis500, #1.239 of 3.000pcs.
Endorsed by Don Freeland

… bought from: Private seller on wxw.ebay.it (I), October 2013

Material: Diecast body with plastic attached parts, photo etched applications, rubber tires, leather straps and decals
Condition: immaculate

Modification made by me
none

Specifications – original car:

Design: Jud Phillips & A.J.Watson
Chassis: Tubular steel frame with Off-Set-Motor
Chassis number: -
Conception: Front engine roadster

Engine: 4,5l Meyer Drake 'Offy' inline 4-cylinder L4/4270 with 16 vales DOHC, mounted vertically, approx. 7 inches to the left of center

Fuel injection: Hilborn Fuel Injection
Compression: 15:1
Bore x stroke: 108,7mm x 111,1mm

Plugs: Champion
Battery system: Marquette

Power: 400HP at 6.600RPM

Gearbox: manual 2-speed Ford Model A
Brakes: all around Halibrand disc brakes
Steering: Halibrand steering gear

Suspension: transverse torsion bars (front & rear) with Monroe shock absorbers
Wheels: Halibrand 18’’ (rear) & 16’’ (front) Magnesium wheels
Tires: Firestone Deluxe Champion

Weight: 950kg
Fuel & lubricants: -
Fuel capacity: Tank: rear mounted behind driver’s seat

Top speed: ~270km/h

Main sponsor: Firestone, Champion

Championship: AAA National Championship 1954

Race
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The 38th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes 1954
Date: May 31st 1954

Race track
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Performance: Rectangular Oval Track (asphalt & brick)
Laps: 200
Lap: 4.023km
Distance: 804,6km
Banking: Turns 9°12’ / Straights: 0°
© Graphic at www.autoracing1.com

Team owner: Bob Estes
Chief mechanics: Jud Phillips / A.J. Watson

Driver
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Donald Lloyd "Don" Freeland (1925-2007), USA
© Photo www.peoplecheck.de

Result
> Grid: 6th (200/200)
Speed in Qualification: 138,330mph

Laps as a leader: - / 200
Total time: 4:13.35h
Average speed: 128,47mph

>>> finished 7th

Points: -
Purse: 6.885.- USD


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>I want people to say that Greg Moore was one of the best CART drivers that was ever around<
(Greg Moore)


Edited by amarus69, 14 September 2014 - 01:42 AM.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:39 PM

great collection there! I was never really into these cars, but seing your models and learning about their history and drivers made it really enjoyable. Good stuff:)

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 10:28 AM

Thanks a lot for compliments, mate - I do have a few more. Hope you will visit my thread again if a new posting will be there!

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:57 PM

View Postamarus69, on 16 November 2013 - 10:28 AM, said:

Thanks a lot for compliments, mate - I do have a few more. Hope you will visit my thread again if a new posting will be there!
I definitely will as I enjoy going back in time and make myself more familiar with those times, cars and drivers:)

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:50 AM

Bob Veith – Federal Engineering Special Kurtis Kraft Roadster Indianapolis500 1956 #14 by Carousel1 in 1/18

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Date of shooting: December 23rd 2013


Kurtis Kraft 500E

Model
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in 1/18 (CA4510), 2008
Edition: ‘Rookie of the year’ 1956 Indianapolis500, #0338 of pcs.

bought from: Private seller on wxw.ebay.it (I), October 2013

Material: Diecast body with plastic attached parts, photo etched applications, rubber tires and decals
Condition: immaculate

Modification made by me
none

Specifications – original car:

Design: Jud Phillips & A.J.Watson
Chassis: Tubular steel frame with Off-Set-Motor
Chassis number: -
Conception: Front engine roadster

Engine: 4,5l Meyer Drake 'Offy' inline 4-cylinder L4/4270 with 16 vales DOHC, mounted vertically, approx. 7 inches to the left of center

Fuel injection: Hilborn Fuel Injection
Compression: 15:1
Bore x stroke: 108,7mm x 111,1mm

Plugs: Champion
Battery system: Marquette

Power: 400HP at 6.600RPM

Gearbox: manual 2-speed Ford Model A
Brakes: all around Halibrand disc brakes
Steering: Halibrand steering gear

Suspension: transverse torsion bars (front & rear) with Monroe shock absorbers
Wheels: Halibrand 18’’ (rear) & 16’’ (front) Magnesium wheels
Tires: Firestone Deluxe Champion

Weight: 950kg
Fuel & lubricants: -
Fuel capacity: Tank: rear mounted behind driver’s seat

Top speed: ~270km/h

Main sponsor: Firestone, Champion

Championship: USAC National Championship 1956

Race
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The 40th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes 1956
Date: May 30th 1956

Race track
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Performance: Rectangular Oval Track (asphalt & brick)
Laps: 200
Lap: 4.023km
Distance: 804,6km
Banking: Turns 9°12’ / Straights: 0°
© Graphic at www.autoracing1.com


Team owner: -
Chief mechanics: -

Driver
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Bob Veith (1926 - 2006), USA

© Photo www.speedweek.com

Result
>Grid: 23rd
Speed in Qualification: 142.53mph

Laps as a leader: 0 / 200
Total time: 3:59:54.50 (200 / 200)
Gap: +6:25.63 to the winner Pat Flaherty
Average speed: 125.048mph

>>>finished 7th

Points: 300
Purse: 7.494.- USD

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>I want people to say that Greg Moore was one of the best CART drivers that was ever around<
(Greg Moore)


Edited by amarus69, 14 September 2014 - 01:42 AM.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 02:35 PM

amazing collection and photos,

many of those cars I had them,unfortunately I had to sell the cars :(

is a shame that  carousel1 closed,luckily replicarz,is made the same cars and new models,so your collection will continue to grow

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 01:41 PM

Jim Rathmann – 'Simoniz Vista Special' Watson Roadster Indianapolis500 1962 #44 by Carousel1 in 1/18

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The Team was using during the qualification runs an overdimensioned wing construction.
So the Watson Roadster got its nickname ‘Smokey Yunick Wing Car’

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Pictures taken with a Canon EOS 1000D / EFS 18-55mm, Macro Lense CLOSE-UP +4/58mm and Digital High Definition Filter 58mm
Logo © by www.wikipedia.org
Image editing: PhotoScape v3.6.1 & Adobe Photoshop 7.0
Date of shooting: April 15th 2012


Watson Roadster

Model
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No.4408 scaled 1/18 (2001)
Serial number: #3.010 of 10.000pcs.

… bought from: private seller (UK), 2010
Material: Diecast body with plastic attached parts, rubber tires and decals
Condition: immaculate

Specifications – original car:

Design: A.J.Watson (Glendale, CA)
Chassis: tubular steel frame with Off-Set-Motor

Engine: 4,2l Meyer-Drake ’Offy’ inline 4-cylinder with 16 vales DOHC, mounted vertically, approx. 7 inches to the left of center

Bore x stroke; 109mm x 111mm

Power: 400hp at 6.600rpm

Gear box: manuell 2 gears Halibrand gear box
Brakes: Halibrand four-wheel disc brake
Steering: Halibrand steering gear

Wheels: Halibrand 18’’ (rear) & 16’’ (front) Magnesium wheels
Wheel suspension & damping: solid axels and torsion bar suspension, dual shock absorbers

Tires: Firestone race tires

Weight: 736kg
Tank: rear mounted 70+ gallons fuel tank

Top speed: ~290km/h

Sponsor: Simoniz Vista Special

Championship: USAC National Championship 1962

Driver
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Jim Rathmann (1928-2011), USA
© Photo by Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Team owner: Henry ‚Smokey’ Yunick (1923-2001)

Race
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46th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes
Date: May 30th 1962

Race track
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Performance: Rectangular Oval Track (asphalt & brick)
Laps: 200
Lap: 4.023km
Distance: 804,6km
Banking: Turns 9°12’ / Straights: 0°
© Graphic at www.autoracing1.com


Result
>Grid: 23rd
Qualification speed: 146.61mph

Laps as a leader: 0/200
Average speed: 136.913mph
Time of race: -

>>>finished 9th (200/200)

Points: 200
Purse: 8.041.- USD

Sources (Statistics)
www.champcarstats.com
www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com
en.wikipedia.org/wiki

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© Photo at www.forums.autosport.com


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>I want people to say that Greg Moore was one of the best CART drivers that was ever around<
(Greg Moore)


Edited by amarus69, 14 September 2014 - 01:42 AM.





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