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Patrick Eagle

Racing Car

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Patrick Eagle

Indianapolis

Racing Car

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Die-cast scale model with authentic decoration and Whizzwheels

 
 
 
I cannot find much information about this car except that it won the Indianapolis 500 in 1973 - and this rather depressing memoir from Gordon Johncock - the driver of this car:

"The 1973 Indianapolis 500 remains one of the lowest points in American motor sports history. It was just a race that everybody wanted to get over with and go home and forget about it,"

1973 turned out to be a controversial year in the running of this race, Wikipedia: "The 57th Indianapolis 500 was held at Indianapolis on Wednesday, May 30, 1973. The race was held over three days due to rain and a major accident. After 133 laps (332.5 miles), rain halted the race, and Gordon Johncock was declared the winner. Miserable weather plagued the track throughout the month, and delayed the race for two and a half days. Accidents during the month and during the race took the lives of three competitors (two drivers and one crew member), and injured several spectators. Due to the tragic circumstances, weather problems, rain-shortened finish, and overall glum mood during the month, the 1973 race is widely considered the worst year for the running of the Indianapolis 500."

Nice car though, it was in the Corgi range from 1974 to 1978 and was always red with racing number 20. There are no listed variations.

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