Monroe/Frontenac, 1920 Indy Winning, Model Car Kit, 1/25 Scale
Louis Chevrolet's Frontenac race car helped him strike a deal with William Small of the Monroe Motor Company, at the 1919 500, allowing Chevrolet to move his operations to Indianapolis and build a new car to race. Seven cars were built, all mechanically identical. What set them apart was that the four Monroes were painted green, and the remaining three Frontenacs were painted plum.
The 1920 race market had many firsts such as the first time Henry Ford's revolutionary chrome vanadium steel was used in a race car. It was also the first time a major manufacturer paid to put its name on a specialty-built race car and engine.
This resin model kit of the Monroe/Frontenac includes:
- White metal detail parts
- Photo-etch spoked wheels
- Detailed engine and cockpit
- Decals for seven cars, including the two 500 winners
American Racing Miniatures no. 25002