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Those of us who are fans of the Milwaukee Mile received some good news last week. A two day event on June 15-16 has been added to the 2012 Indy Car schedule. The Saturday race day should make for a family-friendly Father's Day weekend. Further information HERE

 

MilwaukeeDVD Along with this good news comes a new DVD from Classic Video: The Golden Years of Indy Car Racing at Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway 1955-1975. This 90 minute program - with its distinctive 'home movie' feel -  is a look back at what many consider the golden age of open-wheel racing. 

 

All the stars are here, including Tony Bettenhausen, Jim Rathman, Rodger Ward, Jim Hurtubise, A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Jim Clark, Dan Gurney Gordon Johncock, Eddie Sachs, Lloyd Ruby and many, many more. If you're a fan of the era, we think you'll enjoy it. $24.95. Order HERE.

 

In other DVD news, the Grand Prix Heroes Collection has arrived from the UK. We are shipping advance orders this week. The 11 disc Collection profiles 10 drivers and team owner Frank Williams in programs narrated by Stirling Moss. Each runs about 52 minutes. I've only had a chance to view the Jackie Stewart volume but can confirm the usual high quality standards of Brunswick Films and Duke Video. The 11 DVDs can be ordered individually for $24.95 each or as a complete set for $246.95. More info here.

 

Don't forget, the US DVD release of 'Senna' is just 2 weeks away. There's still time to place your order ($22.99 plus shipping) for early March delivery.  'Senna' recently won two 'BAFTA' (British Academy for Film and Television Arts) Awards in London, one for Best Documentary, the other for Best Editing. It had also been nominated for Best British Film. We understand DVD sales in the UK have topped 700,000. Amazing!

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Colin Carter's latest print release is this bold image of Mario Andretti and the 1972 Daytona winning Ferrari 312PB entitled 'Victory Last Time Out'.  Shortened to 6 hours due the feared fragility of the new 3 litre cars, Mario's teammate Jacky Ickx ran down and passed the similar Scuderia Ferrari entry of Tim Schenken and Ronnie Peterson in the closing moments, despite running on only 11 cylinders. 'Victory Last Time Out' is available in a Limited Edition of 500 signed and numbered copies on paper (approximately 36"x28") for $175.00. The image is also available as a 3'x4' Giclee on canvas, priced at $795.00.  The Giclee edition is limited to 100 copies and is available by special order only. Contact me for details. 
 
Just In: The 1/18 scale Hot Wheels Elite #21 Ferrari 512S. In one of the greatest drives of his career, Mario Andretti took this car from fourth place to victory in the final half hour of the12 Hours of Sebring in 1970.
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After his own car lost a gearbox with Arturo Merzario at the wheel, Andretti took over the #21 Scuderia Ferrari team car of Nino Vaccarella and Ignazio Giunti with 55 minutes left in the race. The 21 car had been running fourth behind an Alfa Romeo and two Porsches. Mario quickly disposed of Toine Hezemans' Alfa, then passed Peter Revson in Steve McQueen's 908/2 to take second place. When the leading Porsche 917 pulled in with a hub failure, Andretti took the lead. But it wasn't over yet. Andretti had to make a quick 'splash and go' with the little 908/2 in hot pursuit. Despite an equally heroic drive by Revson, the 3 litre Porsche was no match for the 5 litre Ferrari. Andretti took the checkered flag with 22 seconds to spare.
 
This new model from Hot Wheels Elite features removable bonnet and engine cover, and excellent detail throughout. Priced at just $99.99, it's quite impressive. Order HERE.
 
For those of you who like dioramas, the 1/18 scale Auto Art model of the  #48 Porsche 908/2 of Peter Revson and Steve McQueen is available for $177.95. Order HERE.
 - The first two 1/18 scale model releases from Replicarz have been very well received. The So-Cal Belly Tanker is completely sold out and we are down to our final few 1969 Indianapolis 500 winning Mario Andretti Brawner Hawks. Last call. Order HERE.

- The
Meadowdale International Raceway Preservation Association (MIRPA) will hold its annual Winter Banquet this Saturday night at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois. This year's Guest Speaker is three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser. The evening also features an autograph session with Uncle Bobby, a silent auction and complimentary cocktails.

For those who want to make a day of it, a
 Garage Tour and luncheon at McKee Engineering is planned from 10:30am to 1pm Saturday. A special room rate at the Embassy Suites is available for those who wish to stay over.

Visit the
MIRPA website for details and reservations. See you there!   


 - Paul
 
PS: We will be donating a GMP 1/12 scale Bobby Unser Bardahl Special Dirt Champ car to the silent auction. I'm sure we will be able to have it autographed. Contact MIRPA to place a bid. 
 
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