The second 1:18 Indy release in the Replicarz Exclusive line is the 1911 Marmon Wasp that Ray Harroun piloted to the first ever Indy 500 win. This very significant race car will be a great addition to any 1:18 scale Indy collection. Highly detailed and very accurate reproduction of the first ever Indy 500 winner.
To this day, Harroun still holds an Indy 500 record; no one has ever come from the 28th (or worse) starting position to win the race. The car averaged 74.602 miles per hour. The total time was 6:42:08 for the 500-mile race. In winning the race, Harroun was awarded $14,250.00
Harroun was only 29 years old when he achieved the historic victory. He was an engineer for the Marmon Motor Car Company and the designer of the six-cylinder Marmon Wasp. The car was named 'Wasp' due to its sharp-pointed, wasp-like tail and its yellow-and-black paint scheme. The long pointed tail reduced air drag. In 1961, he drove the Wasp in a 50th Anniversary lap at the Indy 500.
WE HOPE TO SEE THIS MODEL IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2013. THE MARMON WASP IS A VERY DESIRABLE ADDITION TO ANY INDIANAPOLIS 500 COLLECTION. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND ADVANCE ORDERS ON THIS ONE!!!
1/24/13- The photo shown here is the 'final sample'. All modifications have been made. Replicarz has approved the model as it sits.
2/6/13 - Replicarz is now saying the Marmon Wasp will be released in May 2013.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 04 January, 2012.