Duesenberg, 1924/25/27 Indy Winning, Model Car Kit, 1/25 Scale
The decade of the twenties is often considered the golden age of American racing. Fred and Augie Duesenberg’s racing cars are an integral part of that history. The only car builders to stand up to Harry Miller’s near domination, they captured the Memorial Day Speed Classics in 1924, 1925 and 1927.
This is American Racing Miniature's first Indy car kit. The 122 Duesenberg made it’s debut at the Speedway very late in 1923, having been completed shortly before the race and only qualified early the morning of the race itself that year. In 1924 the Duesenberg brothers were prepared earlier and had four entries at the ready. Only two would finish, Joe Boyer sharing the win with the driver who started the car in the race, L. L. Corum. Peter DePaolo brought his car home in 6th. DePaolo would fair better in 1925, wheeling his yellow “Banana Wagon” into victory lane after a blistering and record setting 101.27mph race average, the first to break 100mph average speed for the 500. In 1927, privateer “Hollywood” Bill White hired rookie George Souders to race his gray #32 Duesenberg 91, and Souders went on to become one of only six rookie winners in the race history.
This Duesenberg kit consists of nine resin parts, 44 white metal parts and a set of South Eastern Fine cast wire wheels. Also included are decals for four versions, and a two piece resin driver figure in which the pattern had been sculpted by master figure artisan Fred Lombardo.
Full engine detail is included.