But it’s the 1920s Replicarz is focusing on. It continues to produce high-quality 1/43 scale models that fill a unique niche for Indianapolis 500 race fans. It’s especially timely as the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” will run its 100th race in May, 2016.
Both of these new Millers are similar, as both are bright white with simple markings, as was common in the day. The 1926 winner was entered by Miller with Frank Lockhart as the driver. This model features a black No. 15 and a simple cream-colored oval with “Miller” in black lettering on the cowl, just in front of the cockpit and below the windscreen.
The 1929 winner has a bold blue No. 2 on the tail and hood, the same locations as on the earlier model. This car was sponsored by Simplex piston rings and has that name in matching blue on the cowl in front of the cockpit.
Both cars come with big chrome radiators with a crank starting lever, along with chrome front and rear leaf arm suspensions and steering arms. Chrome exhaust pipes run from a slot on the right side of the engine nearly the full length of the car and there’s a chrome brake lever with black knob between the pipe and cowl. Decals represent the hood straps on each car’s left side.
Replicarz creates beautiful black spoked wheels and rubber Firestone Balloon tires, with those exact markings on both sides of each tire. There’s a photo-etched windscreen and air vent just in front of the cockpit and a silver gas cap behind the cockpit.
The cockpit itself is simple with chrome dash plate, wood-look wheel with black turning knob and chrome three-spoke hub. Seats are ribbed flat black to resemble leather, including silver dots to represent fasteners around the cockpit’s edges.
Both cars come in sturdy acrylic cases with the car’s description etched on a metal plate attached to each gloss black base.
These are another couple winners, literally, from Replicarz. Will more Millers follow?
See more about Miller racecars at: www.harrymillerclub.com
Product: 1926/29 Indy 500 Winning Millers
Stock No.: R43013 (1926, Lockhart) R43014 (1929, Keech)
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