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Hanna Car Wash Indy car

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Hanna Car Wash Indy car
Posted by vintagegarage on Monday, March 4, 2019 7:48 PM

I attended the race that year and remember it well.

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Posted by vintagegarage on Monday, March 4, 2019 7:49 PM

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Posted by justmike on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:18 PM

Nice shine on that! I am assuming those are aftermarket decals. I have never seen those graphics on a boxed kit. Makes me wonder just how many different builds one could do. I will be ordering the resin DW12 resin kit this spring. That will give me 3 generations of Indy cars in my collection

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Posted by vintagegarage on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6:05 AM

Indycals have a very large selection, I think you could just about make the entire field. 


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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, March 8, 2019 10:17 PM

Nice looking racer! It has a nice shine and makes a nice replica! CoolThumbs Up

I had to look it up since I'm getting older and saw that Mario Andretti's Hanna Car Wash Newman Haas race car was the Pole Winner in 1987 with an average over 215 MPH. Sadly, I then remembered the almost annual call from Tom Carnagie over the loud speakers - "Mario is slowing on the race track. Mario Andretti is slowing down on the race track."

In 1987, he went out with ignition problems on lap 180 and finished 9th. 


If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by vintagegarage on Saturday, March 9, 2019 6:53 PM

I know I was there I heard it to.

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  • From: West Bloomfield, MI
Posted by steveracer on Friday, April 19, 2019 11:32 AM

Nice build.  I think the valve springs broke due to the harmonics in the engine when under yellow or lower revs of the Ilmor.  Good to see that car modeled, it is NEARLY MAY!

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