Monroe/Frontenac, 1920 Indy Winning, Model Car Kit, 1/25 Scale
Louis Chevrolet's Frontenac race car helped him strike a deal at the 1919 500 William Small of the Monroe Motor Company, to move his operations to Indianapolis and build a new car to race. Seven cars were built, all mechanically identical. What set them apart were the four Monroe's were painted green, and the remaining three Frontenac's 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. Perhaps one first stands out more than others; it was the first time a major manufacturer had paid to put their name on a specialty build race car and engine. This is a resin model kit of the Monroe/Frontenac.
This kit contains:
- White metal detail parts
- Photo-etch spoked wheels
- Detailed engine and cockpit
- Decals for seven cars including the two 500 winners